News & Congratulations: December 2013

CTEP Alumna Dr. Erika Abramson selected for International Medical Informatics Association Yearbook
Dr. Abramson, 2009 graduate of the MS in Clinical & Translational Education Program, was recognized in the Yearbook of Medical Informatics for her article titled “Physician experiences transitioning between an older versus newer electronic health record for electronic prescribing.”

CTEP Alumnus Dr. Robison V. Paul Chan appointed to the Pan-American Association of Opthalmology’s Board of Directors
Dr. Chan, 2008 graduate of the MS in Clinical & Translational Education Program, was named to the Pan-American Association of Opthalmology’s Board of Directors. The group’s main objective is to prevent blindness through the collaboration and education of ophthalmologists. Read more here about the organization.

CTEP Mentor Dr. Costantino Iadecola addressed the International Society of Vascular Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders’ Sixth Congress
Dr. Iadecola, Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell, Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology, and mentor to KL2 Scholar Babak Navi, spoke about “Understanding Neurodegenerative and Vascular Factors in Dementia” at this year’s International Society of Vascular Behavioral and Cognitive Disorder’s conference. Read more here.

CTEP Mentor Dr. Kyu Rhee appointed to the Infectious Diseases Society of America Research Awards Committee
Dr. Rhee, Associate Professor and Director, Medical Research Track in the Department of Medicine and mentor to KL2 Scholars Scott Weisenberg, MD, and Elizabeth Alexander, MD, will be helping the Infectious Diseases Society of America improve public health standards through a focus on infectious disease. Read more here.

CTEP Mentors Drs. Jason Spector and Lawrence Bonassar recognized at the World Technology Summit November 2013
Dr. Spector and Dr. Bonassar were recognized at the 2013 World Technology Summit for their work building artificial ears using 3D printing technology. Dr. Spector served as mentor to TL1 Trainees Natalia Fullerton and Esther Teo, as well as to CTSC Medical Student Summer Fellows Stephanie Chu and Daniel Garcia. Dr. Bonassar served as mentor to TL1 Trainee Kira Novakofski. Read more here about winners in all categories at the 2013 World Technology Summit.

CTEP Mentor Dr. Theodore Schwartz awarded the Gentle Giant Award
Dr. Schwartz, Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell and mentor to CTSC Medical Student Summer Fellow Samir Patel, was given this award by the Pituitary Network Association for his contribution to the field of pituitary tumor surgery. Read more here.

CTEP Mentor Dr. Thanakorn Jirasevijinda invited to speak at the Ciclo Internacional de Workshops em Comunicação Clínica e Profissionalismo
Dr. Jirasevijinda, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Education at Weill Cornell and mentor to CTSC Medical Student Summer Fellow Crystal Castaneda, spoke at the Faculty Development Programme on Clinical Communications Skills, hosted by the University of Porto in Portugal in September 2013. Dr. Jirasevijinda taught advanced communication skills for working with children/adolescents and families. Read more here.

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