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NIH selects Weill Cornell Medical College to lead new NYC translational research collaboration
Date:9/19/2007

d clinical and translational researcher with more than 25 years of NIH funding, Dr. Imperato-McGinley will also be named the associate dean for educational training and translational research at Weill Cornell. In addition, she is the Abby Rockefeller Mauz Distinguished Professor of Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

"Together with our collaborator-institutions, we will work toward moving translational research from bench to bedside to community," continues Dr. Imperato-McGinley. "Furthermore, in a process of circular innovation, lessons learned in the community will then be the basis for new research efforts."

An extensive community outreach program, especially for ethnically diverse medically underserved areas, will be an important component of the CTSC initiative. Member institutions, particularly the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, have existing partnerships with key community organizations.

The initiative will target the full range of clinical areas, among them -- cancer, diabetes, AIDS, cardiovascular disease, women's health, reproductive medicine, geriatrics, psychiatry, Alzheimer's disease, kidney disease, obesity, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, trauma and burns.

Neighboring institutions will contribute significantly to the CTSC: The Hospital for Special Surgery -- one of the most renowned orthopedic hospitals in the U.S. and a leader in investigating musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases -- is one of two medical institutions designated by NIH as a Core Center for Skeletal Integrity. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center represents one of the world's premier cancer centers where state-of-the-art basic science research flourishes side-by-side with clinical investigation and treatment at Memorial Hospital. Cornell University Cooperative Extension has been engaged in research addressing the needs of a changing New York for over 50 years, and will remain a significant linchpin for c
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Contact: Jonathan Weil
jweil@med.cornell.edu
212-821-0560
New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College
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