CTEP e-News Digest

Issue: June 2013


News & Congratulations

David Kleiman, MD, CTSC TL1 Trainee, Research Fellow in the Department of Surgery of WCMC and NewYork-Presbyterian
In a recent Pharmacy Practice News article
Dr. David Kleiman,
 discusses how pH monitoring of patients after an initial Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) treatment for suspected Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) could reduce the health care costs associated with their treatment being prolonged unnecessarily.

 

Babak Navi, MD, CTSC KL2 Scholar, Director of the NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College Stroke Center
Watch a video of Dr. Babak Navi discussing the FAST test (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1) developed in 1998 by a group of Stroke specialists for Stroke detection, and how it can save lives.  To learn about the NewYork-Presbyterian Stroke Care click here.

 

Jonathan Bourne, PhD, MS, TL1 Trainee is awarded 2013 Distinguished Graduate Student Commencement SpeakerCTEP TL1 Training program alumnus, Jonathan Bourne, MS, PhD, was chosen as the Weill Graduate School 2013 Commencement Distinguished Graduate Student Speaker. In an interview, he discusses juggling his PhD work while earning a CTSC MS in Clinical & Translational Investigation. Jonathan began his doctorate program in 2005 and has since published multiple manuscripts as well as patent applications and abstracts. He was awarded the 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineer's doctoral student award and a Young Investigator Award at the 2012 New York City Musculoskeletal Symposium. 

 

Drs. Marshall Glesby and Timothy Wilkin Received the CTSC Award for Teaching Excellence The CTSC Award for Teaching Excellence 
is given in recognition of instructors who have made a difference in clinical and translational research education and is based on student feedback provided in the annual course evaluations. Year after year, Drs. Glesby’s and Wilkin’s course, Clinical Trials Design and Analysis,” is ranked among the highest by our students who continue to cite Dr. Glesby’s expertise and knowledge of the topic as a major contributing factor to their favorable reviews. Drs. Glesby and Wilkin are shining examples of the impact of the CTSC Education & Training program. 

 

Dr. Margaret Callahan, MSKCC Research Fellow and Clinical Research Methodology Curriculum Program Trainee, Appointed Associate Scientific Advisor for Science Translational Medicine Journal
Science Translational Medicine (SciTM) invited principal investigators from Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) recipient institutions to nominate outstanding early-career translational scientists to serve as Associate Scientific Advisors for the journal. Margaret Callahan, MD, a trainee in the CTSC Clinical Research Methodology Curriculum program, was selected this year in a nationwide competition, joining 5 previous CTSC trainees who have served in this capacity. In addition to acting as research advisors for Science Translational Medicine, these scientists will scan selected journals, choose, and summarize research papers to be highlighted in the Editor's Choice section. Each Associate Advisor will have 8 to 10 of their articles appear in Science Translational Medicine over the next year.

 

Announcements

Training Opportunities for Mentors
On March 29, 2013, two workshops on the dynamics of mentoring and how to maximize success as a research mentorwere presented by known experts in mentor training: Dr. R. Milner, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and Dr. J. Lakoski, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.“Entering Mentoring,” a training module developed by the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, as well as other published best practices and advice on mentoring are available on the CTSC website under the Mentoring Resources section.

 

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Learn about the Drug and Device Development Process - June 17, 2013
The Medical Device GCP course is an ideal source of information across the full range of medical device clinical trial activities, including regulatory and practical aspects. For more information or to register, contact Linda Lopez: ldl3001@med.cornell.edu.

 

Earn Course Credits while Volunteering for the CTSC Heart to Heart Community Outreach Events
CTEP students may earn course credits by volunteering with the CTSC community outreach campaign, “Heart to Heart,” a health screening campaign targeted to underserved communities in NYC.  Volunteer Physicians earn elective credits towards their CTSC Master’s in C/T Research for their time. Health professionals (U.S. licensed MDs (i.e., residents, attendings, or fellows), medical or physician assistant students, nurses or nursing students, and research coordinators) from many different specialty areas may participate.  Depending on your background, roles that you may participate as include: providing consultations, screening escorts, and stationed volunteers.  On-site volunteers earn 1 to 2 elective credits based on the number of sessions attended (2 sessions per elective credit), and on the feedback collected from the attendees. To earn course credit, CTEP trainees submit a brief (1-2 page) write-up about this experience and how it has impacted his/her research and/or perspective as clinicians. For program details email: Jeff Zhu at jez2003@med.cornell.edu.

The following volunteer opportunities are upcoming:
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Event time: 10am-2pm
Site: Union Baptist Church
461 Decatur Street Brooklyn, NY 11233
 
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Event time: 10am-2pm
Site: Caldwell Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
1288 Rev. James A. Polite Avenue, Bronx, NY  10459
 
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Event time: 12pm-4pm
Site: TBD
 
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Event time: 11am-3pm
Site: Compassion Explosion 2013
True Zion Gospel Temple
145-21 Liberty Avenue Jamaica, NY 11435

 

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Please help us capture and highlight CTEP trainees and alumni accomplishments. Send your news item to the CTSC atmyn2001@med.cornell.edu.