CTEP e-News Digest

Issue: March 2014

News & Congratulations

CTEP Mentor, Dr. Christopher Mason, Recognized for his Contribution to Clinical Research
Dr. Mason, CTEP Mentor to 2012 Summer Intensive Fellowship Medical Student, Anna Starikov, is the recipient of the 2013 Irma T. Hirschl/Monique Weill-Caulier Scholar Award in recognition of his contribution to clinical research. He is an assistant professor of computational genomics, physiology and biophysics at the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Institute for Computational Biomedicine.



CTSC Research Librarian Available to Assist with Scholarly Research
The CTSC research librarian, Lyubov Tmanova, MLIS, MS, DVM, is available through the CTSC to assist investigators in gathering preliminary study information from peer-reviewed databases. The CTSC research librarian offers one-on-one consultation as well as weekly office hours. Training and research support in biomedical informatics are also offered.

Services Include: 

  • Research Development Support
    Comprehensive literature and database searching
    Translational, comparative-effectiveness and community research resources
    Research and teaching portfolio
    Biomolecular data discovery
    Systematic review support
  • Publishing support
    Custom journal recommendations and impact factors
    Manuscript guidelines and standards
    Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
    NIH Public Access Policy compliance
  • Education Support
    Discipline-specific educational resources
    Student-focused information resources assistance and training
    Information literacy
  • Classes and consultations
    Customized consultations on biomedical informatics research databases, NCBI resources, searching citation databases, bibliographic management tools, publishing, presenting, and biomedical writing

You can request one-on-one consultations on biomedical informatics research databases, NCBI resources, searching citation databases, bibliographic management tools, publishing, presenting, and biomedical writing by contacting Lyubov directly or visiting during office hours.

Lyubov Tmanova, MLIS, MS, DVM
CTSC Research Librarian
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 1-3pm
407 E. 61st St., 2nd Floor
Email: lyt2002@med.cornell.edu   
Phone: (646) 962-2555 
Website: http://weill.cornell.edu/ctsc/services_and_resources/wcmc_library.html


March 18, 2014: CTEP Students Performing in Music & Medicine Fundraising Event
CTEP Advanced Certificate Students, Jenna Devare, BS, and Katherine Van Oss, MD, will be performing at an upcoming Music & Medicine event to help raise money for the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Caspary Auditorium, 7pm

Conductor: Yuga Cohler

Weber, Overture to Der Freischütz
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme featuring Sebastian Bäverstam, cello
Brahms, Symphony No. 4
To book your reservation please visit weill.cornell.edu/music and for questions please contact musicandmed@gmail.com or Nancy Amigron at naa2025@med.cornell.edu.


March 20, 2014: CTSC Summer Fellows Poster Presentations at Medical Student Research Day
Please join us to support our CTSC Summer Student Fellows at the 2014 Medical Student Research Day on Thursday, March 20th, in the Griffis Faculty Club. Listed are the Summer Fellows' names and their research projects:

  • Brian Fidali: Electroencephalographic correlates of familiar and unfamiliar music processing in two minimally conscious patients
  • Myles Melton: Elevated risk of sudden hearing loss in neurotologists – implications for an infectious cause
  • Samir Patel: Functional modifications of retinal images in quantitative plus disease diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity
  • Jonathan Reiss: Radioimmunotherapy is Associated with Low Rates of Secondary Malignancies in Patients with Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Rachael Venn: Role of endothelial jagged 1 on glioma cell growth


March 24, 2014: Spring 2014 Quarter IV Registration Reminder
Registration for Spring 2014, Quarter IV will be held the week of March 24, 2014 – March 28, 2014 through Weill Cornell Graduate School’s (WCGS) web-based system (https://learn.weill.cornell.edu/ics). 

We congratulate the following CTSC Travel Awardees:

  • Yen Hsun (Ernie) Chen, TL1 Trainee, Simvastatin-Containing Micelles for Improving Fracture Repair
  • Ajay Gupta, Advanced Certificate Student, Can Carotid Plaque Thickness Measurements Predict Symptomatic Disease in High Grade Carotid Artery Stenosis?
  • Samir Patel, CTEP SIFMS, Influence of Fluorescein Angiography on the Diagnosis of Zone in Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Matias Sanchez, MSKCC Fellow, Donor WT-1 Sensitized Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes for Patients With Myelofibrosis Undergoing Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Wendy Vargas, Advanced Certificate Student, Longitudinal Change in Myelin Water Fraction in New Multiple Sclerosis Lesions


May 16, 2014: CTSC Research in Progress Luncheon
CTSC Associate Program Director, Dr. Olaf Sparre Andersen, is hosting the next luncheon on Friday, May 16th. These well-attended luncheons, hosted by CTSC faculty, feature student presentations of their research—a valuable peer learning opportunity for first year students or those new to research. Featured presenters to be announced. 


Send Us Your News about Awards, Honors, Prizes and Achievements!

Please help us capture and highlight CTEP trainees and alumni accomplishments. Send your news item to the CTSC at myn2001@med.cornell.edu.