January 20, 2015
Colin Depp, PhD, Director of CTRI Education, Training and Career Development, and Carolyn Kelly, MD, Director of the CTRI TL1 Program, joined CTRI TL1 students during the Summer Research Training Poster Presentation on January 15 at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building at UC San Diego. From left are Depp, Kelly, July Lee, Eric Mendez, Vidya Mahavadi, Chris Lam, Alice Koh, Fred Liu, Jane Kim, Kathryn Tringale and Melissa Zhao. Not in the group photo are Emily Fireman, Andrew Fithian and Oleg Stens. Photo by Jill Dumbauld
CTRI-supported TL1 students were among the summer research trainees from UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences who presented their research at the Summer Research Poster Presentation on January 15. The event, held at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building and supported in part by CTRI, showcased research conducted during Summer 2014. There were 12 CTRI-supported TL1 short-term students among more than 90 students who presented.
"It was great to celebrate the achievements of our TL1 students during this lively event, which provided them an opportunity to informally share their research with their peers and the UC San Diego community," said Colin Depp, PhD, director of the CTRI Education, Training and Career Development Unit.
View a listing of the students, their mentors and their projects here. CTRI TL1 Support (a grant for research training provided by CTRI through NIH funds) is short-term and long-term training in clinical research for students enrolled in health sciences doctoral programs at UC San Diego. The TL1 short-term training consists of a mentored clinical research experience for a three-month period, typically during the summer.
CTRI TL1 students Andrew Fithian and Emily Fireman presented their posters, Evaluation of Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Non-Invasive Measurement of Rotator Cuff Muscle Architecture (Fithian) and Evaluation of a Natural Language Processing Tool for Categorizing Clinical and Genomic Information (Fireman), during the event. Photo by Jill Dumbauld
Jill Dumbauld (left), CTRI Education, Training and Career Development Program Manager, chats with CTRI TL1 student Vidya Mahavadi, who conducted research about the performance of a proposed diagnostic panel for Kawasaki Disease.
About UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute:
UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium, led by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Established in 2010, ACTRI provides infrastructure and support for basic, translational and clinical research throughout the San Diego region to bring discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside, and facilitates training and education of the next generation of researchers. ACTRI carries out its activities in collaboration with institutional and corporate partners and currently has more than 1,500 members.