The Irving Institute is currently accepting applications for the following:

TL1 Training Program for Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Appointees For Immediate Start and 2018-2019
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12/16/2010 Call for Applications: 2011 Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office Pilot Awards
Application deadline: Friday, March 4, 2011
Award Announcements: Late April 2011
Funds Available: July 1, 2011
To download a full application, select the desired format: Adobe PDF MS Word
11/19/2010 The Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource announces the five recipients of the 2010 CaMPR Phase I Awards.
11/10/2010 Fall 2010 Open House
Discover how the Irving Institute can assist in conducting research and forming new collaborations
Time: 3:00 - 5:00p
Location: Irving Institute Educational Center Classroom (PH-10-405A/B), 622 West 168 Street, Floor 10, NYC 10032
November 2010 David Albert, DDS, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine-Community Health, an Irving Institute Executive Committee member, has been awarded a sixth consecutive $20,000 grant from NYSTAR and the P&S Department of Bioinformatics for evaluation of current oral health mobile web applications and content, and for the development and evaluation of a new mobile website.

Suzanne Bakken, RN, DNSc, the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, a 2007 CaMPR Phase I award recipient and BMIR key member, has won the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research's highest honor, The Pathfinder Award.  Dr. Bakken has also received $104,000 over one year from the National Institute of Nursing Research for "Administrative Supplement for Comparative Effectiveness Research Workforce Development."

Andrea Califano, PhD, Professor of Systems Biology and founding Director of Columbia's Initiative for Systems Biology, a BMIR key member, and Barry H. Honig, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, received $18.7 million over five years from the National Cancer Institute for the National Center: Multiscale Analysis of Genomic and Cellular Networks (MAGNet).

Peter D. Canoll, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology, a 2007 and 2009 Imaging Core pilot award recipient, and Steven Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, the John and Elisabeth Harris Professor of Neurology and Professor of Pathology, have received a one-year $442,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Myosin II and Glioma Dispersion."

Charles DiMaggio, PhD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Epidemiology, a 2008 Irving Institute/CTO pilot award recipient, has received $350,000 over two years from the CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for "Child Pedestrian Injuries and Built Urban Environment: Evaluation of a Safe Route to School Program."

Burton L. Edelstein, DDS, MPH, Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine and of Health Policy and Management, a 2008 CaMPR Phase I award recipient, has been awarded two Health Resources and Services Administration training grants totaling $3 million over five years to expand web-based curricula in public health, public policy, and interdisciplinary care; promote dual training in public health and clinical dentistry; and increase community engagement by students, residents, and alumni.

Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, a 2008-09 KL2 scholar has received a two-year $379,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for "Implementing Dietary Change Among Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors."

Karen Marder, MD, MPH, the Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology in the Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute, CRR Director and Irving Institute Associate Director, received $500,000 for 11 months from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson's Disease."

Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, a 2007 Imaging Core pilot award recipient, Myrna Weissman, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology (in Psychiatry), and Patrick McGrath, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, have been awarded $7.6 million over four years from the National Institute of Mental Health for "Biosignatures of Treatment Remission in Major Depression."

Mishaela Rubin, MD, the Irving Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, a 2007 Irving Institute/CTO pilot award recipient, has received a two-year $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for "The Skeletal Effects of Reducing Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus."

Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and of Population and Family Health, a 2008-09 CaMPR Phase I and II award recipient, has received $449,950 over two years from CDC/National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases for "Text 4Health-Kids: Text Message Reminder-Recalls for Early Childhood Vaccination."

Athanasios I. Zavras, DMD, MS, DMSc, Associate Professor, and Director, Division of Oral Epidemiology and Biostatistics, an Irving Institute Executive Committee member, was awarded a one-year $340,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research for "Whole Genome Association Study of Oral Cancer."
10/24/2010 The Irving Institute team will walk and raise funds for the American Diabetes Associations signature fundraising walk, the NYC Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes. Click here to join or donate to our team.
10/20/2010 Call for Applications: 2011 TRANSFORM KM1 IMMERSE in CER Award for Junior Faculty
Phase I Application Due Date: Monday, November 8, 2010
Phase I Selections Announcement: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Phase II Application Due Date (by invitation only): Monday, December 6, 2010
Award Start Date: January 1, 2011
Download Phase I Application
October 2010 Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, a 2010 MS/POR graduate, joined P&S July 1, 2010, as Instructor in Clinical Medicine-Digestive and Liver Diseases.

Krishna Surapaneni, MD, a 2010 Irving Institute/CTO pilot award recipient, joined P&S July 1, 2010, as Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology.

Nir Uriel, MD, a current MS/POR scholar, joined P&S July 1, 2009, as Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology.
September 2010

Karen Marder, MD, MPH, the Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology and Director of the CRR, has been named an Associate Director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.  Dr. Marder joins Drs. Karina Davidson, Nancy Green, and Anne Taylor in this new role.  Henry N. Ginsberg, MD, is the PI of Columbia's CTSA, the Irving Institute, and Drs. Melissa Begg and Harold Pincus are Co-directors.

Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Cardiology and Radiology, a 2008-10 KL2 scholar and 2010 MS/POR graduate, has recently been selected to receive the 2011 Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of cardiovascular disease and impressive body of scientific research.
8/02/2010 Call for Applications: 2010-11 Irving Institute CaMPR Phase I Awards
Application deadline: Monday, September 20, 2010
Award Announcements: Monday, November 15, 2010
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August 2010 J. Thomas Bigger, MD, Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology, and Irving Institute Executive Committee member, and Chunhua Weng, PhD, the Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and 2008-09 CaMPR Phase I & II award recipient, have received a four-year $2 million grant from the National Library of Medicine for research titled "Developing Flexible EHR Plug-ins to Re-Engineer Clinical Care and Research Workflow."

Aris Floratos, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Biomedical Informatics, and Andrea Califano, PhD, Director of the J.P. Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, both BMIR key members, have received a two-year $883,000 renewal from the international Serious Adverse Events Consortium for "iSAEC Data Analysis and Coordination Center."

Randolph S. Marshall, MD, the Elizabeth K. Harris Professor of Neurology, a 2007-08 CaMPR Phase I & II award recipient, received a four-year $5.3 million renewal from the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke for the New York Columbia Collaborative Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke.

Michael Rosenbaum, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and CRR Associate Director,and Rochelle Goldsmith, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine were co-recipients of the Science Unbound Foundation's award for Best Paper in 2009 for "Effects of Experimental Weight Perturbation on Skeletal Muscle Work Efficiency, Fuel Utilization, and Biochemistry in Human Subjects," published online in the November 2009 edition of the American Journal of Physiology – Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

Athanasios I. Zavras, DMD, Associate Professor, and Director, Division of Oral Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and an Irving Institute Executive Committee member, has been awarded a one-year grant of $280,000 from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research for research titled "Whole Genome Association Study of Oral Cancer."

Steven P. Engebretson, DMD, MS, MS, a 2005 MS/POR graduate, has been appointed as Director of Patient Oriented Research for the School of Dental Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook, where he is also Associate Professor of Periodontology and Implantology.
7/15/2010 The Columbia University School of Nursing has received funding approval for four $20,000 scholarships from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence as part of the expansion of the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program.
7/1/2010 The Irving Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Harold A. Pincus, MD, as a co-director of its Clinical and Translational and Science Award (CTSA), joining Dr. Henry Ginsberg and Dr. Melissa Begg.
July 2010

The Irving Institute announces the 2010 Irving Scholars, Adi Cohen, MD, MHS, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Tiziano Colibazzi, MD, Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Srikala Raghavan, PhD, Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Epithelial Biology in Dermatology, Nehal Vadhan, PhD, Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Chunhua Weng, PhD, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, who will each receive a three-year career development award.

David Albert, DDS, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine-Community Health, an Irving Institute Executive Committee member, received a one-year grant of $20,000 from NYSTAR/Centers for Advanced Technology for a project titled "Aetna Mobile Web Oral Health Assessment and Evaluation."

Emilio Arteaga-Solis, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Pediatric Pulmonology, a 2010 Irving Institute/CTO pilot award recipient, was selected to receive a John M. Driscoll Jr., MD, Children’s Fund competition award to study the role of leptin deficiency in the development of obesity-associated asthma.

Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (and in the Sergievsky Center), a 2009-10 CaMPR Phase I & II award recipient, was selected to receive a John M. Driscoll Jr., MD, Children’s Fund competition award for research titled "Socioeconomic Status and Literacy Development: An Epidemiologic Approach."

Catherine L. Clelland, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Cell Biology (and in the Taub Institute), a 2007-09 KL2 scholar and MS/POR graduate, has received a two-year Alzheimer´s Disease Pilot Award of $150,000 from the American Health Assistance Foundation for research titled "The Role of miR-138 in Alzheimer´s Disease Dendritic Spine Pathology" and a two-year grant of $376,000 from the National Institute of Aging for research titled "Temporal Changes in MicroRNA Function During Tau Tangle Accumulation."
6/22/2010 The Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource announces the three recipients of the 2010 CaMPR Phase II Awards.
6/08/2010 The Irving Institute announces the grand opening of the TRANSFORM Educational Center.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Herbert and Florence Irving, and
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Photographed left to right: Dr. Henry N. Ginsberg, Director, Irving Institute, Hebert and Florence Irving, and
Dr. Melissa Begg, Co-Director, Irving Institute.
June 2010 David Albert, DDS, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine-Community Health, an Irving Institute Executive Committee member, received a one-year $50,000 grant from the New York State Department of Health for a Preventive Dental Services Program to be implemented at Intermediate School 52.

Igor Matushansky, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Oncology, a 2009 Irving Institute/CTO pilot award recipient, received the three-year $450,000 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for research titled, "Implementing and Imaging Epigenetic Based Differentiation Therapy for Solid Tumors."

Ismee Williams, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, a 2007-09 KL2 scholar, 2007 Irving Institute/CTO pilot award recipient, and 2006 MS/POR graduate, was awarded a four-year $522,396 K23 award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development for “Early Markers of Neurodevelopmental Risk in Congenital Heart Disease."
5/1/2010 Interdisciplinary Team offers Mobility Solution for Individuals with Paralyzing Disease
Meeting in 2007 as Irving fellows, Petra Kaufmann, MD, (Neurology) and Elisa Konofagou, PhD, (Biomedical Engineering) realized their areas of expertise could merge in a new way and develop a gravity neutral orthotic (GNO) to assist patients with a debilitating disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Through a CaMPR pilot grant, together with colleagues from their home departments and the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, this multidisciplinary research team developed a novel approach that will help individuals with this severe disease accomplish everyday movements most of us take for granted from scratching one's nose to waiving hello. Click here to watch video.

Press Coverage: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patients Look to Interdisciplinary CUMC Team for Solutions to Everyday Challenges (CUMC)
May 2010 Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Cell Biology, a DNMR fellow, received the Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for teaching in pre-clinical years.

Kathleen Friel, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry), a 2008-09 KL2 scholar, was one of four CUMC faculty members to receive a Professional Schools Diversity Research Fellowship, part of a $2 million initiative by Columbia President Lee Bollinger to promote and develop careers of diverse junior faculty.

Ali G. Gharavi, MD, the Marc Anthony Zambetti Assistant Professor of Medicine, a 2007 Irving Institute/CTO pilot award recipient, was awarded a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for research titled, "Identifying the Earliest Events in HIV-1 Associated Nephropathy via Genome-Wide Detection of Aberrant Transregulation."

Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, the Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine, an Irving Institute Executive Committee member, is part of a research team that received a four-year grant of $3.2 million from the Department of Defense for "Ready-to-Use Tissue Constructs for Military Trauma Bone and Cartilage Defects."
April 2010 Emilia Bagiella, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Biostatistics and TRANSFORM member, and Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and TRANSFORM member, were among 16 new Fellows inducted into the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy.

Kathleen Hickey, EdD, Assistant Professor of Nursing, a 2007 CaMPR Phase I award recipient, was selected to attend the National Human Genome Research Institute's Summer Workshop in Genomics at the National Institutes of Health in summer 2010.

Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research, Professor of Epidemiology, a 2008-09 CaMPR Phase I & II award recipient and RKSER key member, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, which advises on matters relating to the conduct and support of nursing research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs.

Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, an Irving Institute Executive Committee member, has been named the Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine, effective April 1, 2010.

R. Graham Barr, MD, DrPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, a 2004-07 Irving Scholar and 2009 Imaging Core pilot award recipient, was awarded $3.6 million over four years from the NHLBI for Cardiopulmonary Structure and Function in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
3/31/2010 The Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource announces the sixteen recipients of the 2010 CTSA/CTO Pilot Awards
March 2010 Adam M. Brickman, PhD, the Irving Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in the Taub Institute), received a five-year grant of $2.2 million from the National Institute on Aging for "White Matter Hyperintensities in Aging and Dementia."

Jonathan Lu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, a 2009 Imaging Core pilot award recipient, has been selected as a Paul Marks Scholar, which provides an annual stipend of $100,000 for three years.

Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and of Population and Family Health (Mailman), a 2008-09 CaMPR Phase I and II award recipient,  has received a three-year $871,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for "Textfluenza: Using Technology to Promote Flu Vaccination in Underserved Maternal and Child Populations."

Julian Abrams, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, a 2007 MS/POR graduate, and Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Cardiology and Radiology, a 2008-10 KL2 scholar, have been selected as the winners of the 2010 Louis B. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program award, which provides stipends of $60,000 for up to three years to conduct translational research.
February 2010

Karina W. Davidson, PhD, Irving Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and TRANSFORM Co-Director, led the first study to show that positive emotions may protect against coronary heart disease, published in the European Society of Cardiology's European Heart Journal. CUMC Press Release

Peter D. Canoll, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology, a 2007 and 2009 Imaging Core pilot award recipient, was awarded a five-year $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "The Role of White Matter Progenitors in Glioma Formation and Progression."

Jose Luchsinger, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, a 2009 CaMPR Phase I award recipient and 2007-10 Irving Scholar received a two-year research grant by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, "Pilot Trial of Metformin in the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease."

Angela Yoon, DDS, a 2007-09 KL2 scholar, has been named the John W. Richter Assistant Professor of Oral Pathology in recognition of her research in oral cancer.
January 2010 Burton L. Edelstein, DDS, Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine and of Health Policy and Management (Mailman), a 2008 CaMPR Phase I award recipient, has been appointed to serve through December 2011 on the new 17 member Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.

Ali G. Gharavi, MD, the Marc Anthony Zambetti Assistant Professor of Medicine, a 2007 Irving Institute/CTO pilot award recipient and 2003-06 Irving Scholar, received a $99,205 supplement from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for “Genetics of Renal Hypodyslasia.” 

Thomas L. Nickolas, MD, MS, the Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, a 2009-12 Irving Scholar, 2007-08 KL2 scholar, and 2004 MS/POR graduate, received $53,796 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to supplement his study Bone Quality and Mechanical Competence In Chronic Kidney Disease.”

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Breast Program for the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, a 2006-09 Irving Scholar, received a one-year $191,171 grant from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for “Interventions to Reduce Cancer Treatment Complications.”

Kathleen Hickey, EdD, C-ANP, C-FPN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, a 2007 CaMPR Phase I award recipient, received a three-year $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for research on genetic mutations that may predispose individuals to a higher possibility of sudden cardiac death.

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