June 9, 2014
Thank you and Congratulations Rita!
This month, long time lab member and URMC employee, Rita Giuliano will retire from her Technical Associate position. Over the years in the Halterman and Federoff labs, Rita has not only played an intergral part of the labs (as the
Cell Culture Specialist), but has helped/mentored many a lab member and grad student. Rita, we wish you the very best and hope you enjoy your retirement!
May 18, 2014
Medical Scientist Training Program Announces Leadership Changes
Marc Halterman, MD, PhD
The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in the School of Medicine will be undergoing leadership changes effective 7/1/14 with Marc Halterman, MD, PhD taking on the position of Associate Director.
Douglas Turner, PhD, who has served the Program in many capacities since 1989, will be stepping down from his current position as Associate Director to take a well-deserved sabbatical. MSTP Director, Kerry O’Banion, MD, PhD commented,
I am deeply indebted to Doug Turner for providing support and encouragement to me when I became Co-Director in 2000, and for his continued role as a key member of the MSTP Admissions Committee, thesis advisor, grant reviewer, and a clear example of the close relationship between the College and the Medical School. Notably, Doug has mentored six MSTP students in his laboratory. I wish him much success as he ventures into new areas of research inquiry.
Douglas Turner, PhD
Stepping into the MSTP Associate Director position on 7/1/14 will be Marc Halterman, MD, PhD. Dr. Halterman graduated from the MSTP at Rochester in 2002 and went on to complete a Neurology Residency and Research Fellowship at University of Rochester. He is now Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and Director of the Neurology Academic Research Track, a research residency training program at University of Rochester. In addition, he serves on an NIH review panel for predoctoral NRSA (F) grants. Dr. Halterman has already generously given of his time serving the MSTP in several capacities. Since September 2011 he has acted as Course Director of MSTP-specific course Scientific Reasoning in Medicine. He joined the MSTP Admissions Committee in 2013 and is thesis advisor to one MSTP trainee conducting her PhD research in his laboratory. Dr. Halterman has also provided individual training and career advice to many MSTP students. As Associate Director, he will continue to be engaged in all of these activities and take on a broader role in helping trainees consider their options for research and residency selection. He will continue to serve as a member of the MSTP Admissions Committee and assist Dr. O’Banion in running an F30 Grant Writing Workshop for MSTP students.
Dr. O’Banion continued,
I very much look forward to working with Marc Halterman as we enter a new five-year funded cycle of the MSTP training grant and prepare for the 40th anniversary celebration of MSTP funding in October, 2015.
April 1, 2014
Max Sims Awarded the 2014 deKiewiet Summer Fellowship
Congratulations to Max Sims for being awarded the 2014 deKiewiet Summer Fellowship! Max, a current undergraduate (Class of 2015) in Marc Halterman's lab, is currently studying Neuroscience and Business. His currrent research focus is Crowdsourcing's impact on physician-physician communication within the clinical setting.
- Provider impressions of the use of a mobile crowdsourcing app in medical practice. Health Informatics J. In press. (2014 Aug 28).
- Crowdsourcing medical expertise in near real time. J Hosp Med. 9, 451-6. (2014 Jul 01).
- Expression of the CHOP-inducible carbonic anhydrase CAVI-b is required for BDNF-mediated protection from hypoxia. Brain Res. 1543, 28-37. (2014 Jan 16).