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February 2016

Cullen Joins CTSI to Bring Renewed Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Cullen Joins CTSI to Bring Renewed Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

John Cullen, Ph.D., joined the CTSI at the new director of Diversity & Inclusion in January. Cullen hopes to spread the message among researchers that focusing on diversity – specifically studying diverse populations or ensuring that a study cohort is adequately diverse – is a worthwhile endeavor.

CTSI Director’s Update February 2016: URMC and UB Create a New Collaborative Genomics Pilot Funding Program

CTSI Director’s Update February 2016: URMC and UB Create a New Collaborative Genomics Pilot Funding Program

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the SUNY University at Buffalo (UB) have started a new Collaborative Genomics pilot award program to fund projects that will lead to accelerated collaboration between UB and URMC in the area of large-scale, collaborative genomics. The program is seeking projects that will build on established strengths at both institutions and leverage the collaboration to apply for future NY state opportunities for regional collaborative centers.

2015-16 Faculty Pilot Program Awardee: Emily Carmody, MD

2015-16 Faculty Pilot Program Awardee: Emily Carmody, MD

Emily Carmody, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Assistant Professor at the Wilmot Cancer Center will lead a team of investigators in an exciting pilot project over the next year that will challenge the paradigm that cartilage loss in osteoarthritis is irreversible.