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CTBR Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

Dr. Steve Greenbaum, professor of physics and CTBR associate members, has been named one of the 13 Jefferson Science Fellows for 2014-2015. The prestigious fellowship was established in 2003 by the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S....

New Name for Hunter College's RCMI Program


HUNTER COLLEGE, NYC – April 04, 2014 – Today, Dr. Jesus Angulo, the Principal Investigator and Program Director of the NIH-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program at Hunter...

2014 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course - Registration Now Open

From the NIMHD: 

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 11, 2014 to August 22, 2014.

This two-week intensive course will provide specialized...

NIH adds substantial set of genetic, health information to online database

From the NIH: 

Researchers will now have access to genetic data linked to medical information on a diverse group of more than 78,000 people, enabling investigations into many diseases and conditions. The data, from one of the nation’s largest and most diverse genomics projects — Genetic Epidemiology Research on Aging (GERA) — have just been made available to qualified...

2013 Professional Development Awards

We recently awarded 2 pilot projects and 5 seed funding projects as part of our 2013-2014 Professional Development Awards Program. Each pilot project receives $140,000 over two years ($70,000/year); the seed funding recipients each receive $20,000 for a one year project. We also funded 3 mini-sabbatical awards, 3 facility service fee awards, and 2 expert mentor awards.

Pilot Projects...

NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program for Aging Research Now Accepting Applications

From the NIA:

The NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly Summer Institute on Aging Research) is accepting applications for an intensive introduction to aging research. This workshop for investigators new to aging research is focused on the breadth of research supported by the National Institute on Aging, including basic biology, neuroscience, behavioral and social research,...

2013 CTSC Pilot Project and Seed Funding Awards

The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) recently awarded four pilot project awards and one seed funding award to Hunter RCMI Program members. The pilot project award recipients (Drs. Tracy Dennis, David Foster, Lynn Francesconi, and David Mootoo) will receive $50,000 per year for two years and the seed funding award recipient (Dr. Paul Feinstein) will receive $20,000 for one year...

Empire State Stem Cell Research Board (NYSTEM) highlights work by Benjamin Ortiz

Empire State Stem Cell Research Board (NYSTEM) selected Benjamin Ortiz’s individual investigator-initiated project as one of ten to highlight in their recently released three-year report.  You can access the report here, go to page 10 for Dr. Ortiz’s research “TCRα Locus Control Region Activity During in vitro Stem Cell Differentiation...

NIH Hosting “Transforming Diversity in Research Training” Interactive Sessions at Four Upcoming 2013 Conferences

From the NIH:

The NIH Common Fund’s “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program seeks innovative and transformative approaches to student engagement, research training, and mentoring for students and trainees. The overarching goal of the program is to recruit the best and brightest...