Category Archives: Investigator Spotlight

CTSC Investigator Christopher Mason, PhD, Awarded Gates Foundation Grant

  The Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center congratulates our colleague Christopher Mason, PhD, on winning a prestigious Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Mason led an exciting and provocative study in 2015 to … Continue reading

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CTSC TL1 Alumna Paige Yellen Builds New Biotech Company ABC Life Sciences

Moving from academia into industry can be a daunting challenge for an early-career scientist, but it’s one that CTSC education program alumna Paige Yellen, PhD, is tackling with enthusiasm and determination. Dr. Yellen is now Founder and CEO of the … Continue reading

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Weill Cornell Graduate Student Fon Powell And CTSC Partner On NYC Health Tech Award for Novel Salt-Monitoring Technology

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with Health 2.0 and Blueprint Health, announced the winners of the latest round of pilot funding from Digital Health Marketplace (formerly Pilot Health Tech NYC),  … Continue reading

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CTSC TL1 Trainee Ben Mac Murray Helps Advance Artificial Organ and Prosthetic Development with New Material

In the journal Advanced Materials, a team of Cornell engineers recently published findings related to their development of a new lightweight and stretchable material that may improve the creation of prosthetic body parts, artificial organs, and soft robots, an emerging … Continue reading

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Investigators Demonstrate Connection between Food Order and Glucose Levels in CTSC-Supported Research

In the July 2015 issue of Diabetes Care, CTSC-supported investigators published the results of an exciting pilot study showing that the order in which one eats carbohydrates at a meal can significantly affect post-meal glucose and insulin levels. In this … Continue reading

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KL2 Scholar Babak Navi, MD, MS, Awarded K23 Career Development Grant

The Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is thrilled to congratulate Babak Navi, MD, MS, a KL2 scholar in the Clinical and Translational Education Program (CTEP), for being awarded a K23 Career Development Grant from the National Institute … Continue reading

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CTSC Seed-Funding Awardee Michelle Bradbury, MD, PhD, and Colleagues Develop Innovative Approach to Imaging Cancer

In a recent issue of the journal Science and Translational Medicine, researchers Michelle S. Bradbury, MD, PhD, and Ulrich Wiesner, PhD, and their teams, published the results of a proof-of-concept study of a novel cancer detection technology using ultrasmall, inorganic … Continue reading

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CTSC KL2 Scholar Michael Satlin, MD, Awarded K23 Research Career Development Award

Building a career as an independent researcher in academic medicine requires innovative thinking and creativity; training and good mentorship; and taking advantage of key opportunities. Michael Satlin, MD, a recent KL2 scholar of the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science … Continue reading

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KL2 Scholar John R. Lee, MD, Advances the Study of Gut Microbiota in Kidney Transplantation

The human body hosts an enormous diversity of microorganisms that have recently been identified as having crucial roles in health. Researchers have now begun to unravel the relationships between perturbations in the microbiome and several disease states. In a recent … Continue reading

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CTSC KL2 Global Health Scholar Jennifer A. Downs, MD, MSc, wins prestigious Gates Foundation Grant and K23 funding

Jennifer A. Downs, MD, MSc, a former KL2 Global Health Scholar in the CTSC’s Clinical and Translational Education Program (CTEP), has distinguished herself by winning research support from both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of … Continue reading

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