About the Weill Cornell CERT
The Weill Cornell CERT is based both in the Medical College's Department of Public Health and in the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Funded by a five-year grant for $4 million from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it is engaged in research and education efforts on medical and orthopedic devices. Alvin I. Mushlin, M.D., Sc.M., the Nanette Laitman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, is the Principal Investigator for this grant.
The CERT also has a close working partnership with The Methodist Hospital (TMH) in Houston. In addition, the Weill Cornell CERT anticipates working closely with other faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to evaluate medical and orthopedic devices in a diverse array of clinical disciplines. The CERT data is being stored and analyzed on the very secure and sophisticated computing system at Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) at Cornell University in Ithaca.
As part of its efforts to disseminate study results, the center will develop culturally sensitive education outreach materials for patients from diverse and medically underserved backgrounds and for their physicians. Marcus Reidenberg, MD, Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, and Public Health, is leading the dissemination and outreach core of the Weill Cornell CERT. If you have feedback about this Web site please send an email to Dr. Reidenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.