CTEP e-News Digest

Issue: July 2013


News & Congratulations

CTEP MS Alumnus Awarded the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dr. R.V. Paul Chan, an alumnus of the CTSC Master's Degree in Clinical and Translational Investigation program and the St. Giles Associate Professor of Pediatric Retina and Associate Professor of ophthalmology, was awarded the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in recognition of his contribution to the field. You can read more about the award and Dr. Chan here.

 

CTEP Associate Program Director to Serve on the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's Therapeutic Information and Formulary Support Expert Committee
Dr. Marcus Reidenberg, Associate Program Director of the CTSC Education Program, was elected to serve on the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's Therapeutic Information and Formulary Support Expert Committee. The goal of the committee is to update the model guidelines for Medicare drug benefits and benefits of other healthcare programs. You can read more about the mission of the committee here.

 

CTEP Trainee receives the Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award and the Leonard P. Tow Humanism Award
CTEP trainee in the Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Translational Investigation Program, Dr. Richard Lin, was recipient of the Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award and was one of two recipients of the Leonard P. Tow Humanism Award at this year's convocation. You may read more about the ceremony and awards here.

 

KL2 Scholar recipient of the Charles L. Christian, MD Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research
CTSC KL2 Scholar, Elana Bernstein, MD, was the recipient of the Charles L. Christian, MD Award for her contribution to musculoskeletal research. You may read more about the ceremony and past recipients here.

 

CTEP Welcomes New Class of Awardees
The CTSC awarded a new class of TL1 Trainees: Anna Aronova, MD (WCMC Surgery Resident), Yen Hsun (Ernie) Chen, BS (WCMC Medical Student), Alexandra McGregor, BS (Cornell Ithaca Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student) and David Montrose, PhD (WCMC Post-doctoral Associate), as well as Global Health Scholar, Jyoti Mathad, MD (WCMC Fellow).

 

We are also pleased to have enrolled five medical students in the CTSC Summer Intensive Clinical/Translational Research Fellowship Program: Brian Fidali, Myles Melton, Samir Patel, Jonathan Reiss and Rachel Venn. The CTSC Summer Intensive Clinical/Translational Research Fellowship for Medical Students is an 8-week program that provides medical students with an introduction to basic, translational or clinical research.  The program includes a summer research project under the mentorship of a CTSC faculty member, attendance at weekly research seminars in the department that the student is conducting research, completion of a 2-week grant writing course, a poster or oral presentation of the student's project at the WCMC Medical Student Research Day, and a written work product.

 

CTSC Seed Funding Award Recipients
Theresa Lu, MD, PhD, CTEP course director and HSS Assistant Professor in the department of Immunology, is the recipient of a CTSC pilot award for her project called, "Targeting dendritic cells in scleroderma." 

 

Dr. Katherine Van Oss, Advanced Certificate in Clinical & Translational Investigation trainee, was selected for a CTSC Community Engagement Award for her project called, "Photovoice Study of Obese Adolescents in East Harlem," for which she is co-PI.

 

June 2013 MEC Presentations
Five CTEP Trainees defended their Master's Degree theses in June: Elana Bernstein, MD, David Kleiman, MD, Matthew Simon, MD, Muthukumar Thangamani, MD, Kai-Yvonne Shivers, PhD. Congratulations to them!

 

CTSC Novel Technology Team Award
In collaboration with students in Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, recipients of the CTSC Novel Technology Team Award will develop technology that resolves a medical need and design a business plan to display their work to venture capitalists.  Among this year's recipients were: Jason Spector, MD (CTEP mentor and Assistant Professor, WCMC), David Putnam, PhD (Associate Professor, CU), Lawrence Bonassar, PhD, MS (CTEP mentor and Associate Professor, CU), Paraskevi Giannakakou, PhD (CTEP mentor and Associate Professor, WCMC), CTSC Alumni Christine Salvatore (Assistant Professor, WCMC) and Scott Tagawa, MD (Associate Professor, WCMC). You can read more about the CTSC Novel Technology Team Award here.

 

Announcements

Reminder: Course Registration Begins August 26
This is a reminder that registration for fall 2013 courses will be open August 26 - August 30 via the Weill Cornell Graduate School's registration website, Learn (learn.med.cornell.edu)

 

CTSC Launches Two E-Learning Courses
The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is pleased to offer two eLearning courses:

1) Pharmacology and Drug Development 
This course covers the drug development process from discovery to post-marketing in a 5 modular format (8 hours):

  • How New Drugs are Discovered
  • Preclinical Studies
  • Testing Individual Drugs in Humans
  • Regulatory Review Process
  • Post-marketing Studies & Safety Surveillance

2) Principles of Clinical Research and Design 
This course is an introduction to the design of sound clinical research, including randomized trials, epidemiological studies and health economics/outcomes research, covering in a 4 modular format (6 hours):

  • Principles of Clinical Research and Design
  • Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Non-Interventional Studies – Epidemiology
  • Other Non-Interventional Studies

Register online at: ctsc.med.cornell.edu/eLearning. Click on the “Request Access” link.

 

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