What Alumni Have To Say About the Program:

Couldn’t have done it without crest!!!!!  Outstanding program, format and mentorship.  I wrote the first grant, but as i was only a fellow, the pi was my mentor.  I now feel poised to be my own pi on my own grant and am actively pursuing several avenues.

Mimi Lukacz, MD, MAS

Mimi Lukacz, MD, MAS

Great overview of clinical research - both investigator initiated and as part of collaborative studies.  This also gives clinical researchers an opportunity to meet investigators from different departments at UCSD, which allows future collaboration.  Overall a great learning experience.

Thomas Savides, MD, MAS

 Thomas Savides, MD

This program has opened many doors for me.  The skills gained in grant writing, protocol writing, program management strategy, and outcomes identification have given me the unique opportunity to develop, implement, and evaluate new programs in the nursing department.

Grant, Margaret B. (Scotti), MAS

The CREST and Masters in Advanced Studies programs really gave me the tools to understand clinical research design and implementation.  During the program, I became Division Chief of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine at UCSD.  I founded the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship and expanded the Division’s scope of patient care services and clinical research activities.  I was principal investigator or co-investigator on several single- and multi-center randomized clinical trials involving the innovative use of perineural local anesthetic infusions for postoperative pain control.  In 2010, I was offered and accepted a new position as Chief of the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  I am currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Co-Director of the Stanford Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program.  I continue to run an active clinical research program focusing on the development of techniques and patient care pathways to improve postoperative pain control and other surgical outcomes.

Edward Mariano, MD, MAS

Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Co-Director of the Stanford Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program

 

  Edward Mariano, MD, MAS

In learning the basics and process of clinical research, I understand what is undertaken when I read the literature in my field of medicine.  Also, I feel more powerful when deciphering study design and statistical analysis as it pertains to results/conclusions that are published.  I am more able to evaluate which studies I should pay attention to and which to ignore. 

Anushirvan Minokadeh, MD, MAS

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