Mark Wallace, MD, Director of the CTRI Center for Clinical Research Services, was recognized with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at the recent White Coat Ceremony, UC San Diego School of Medicine. The Ceremony annually marks the time when first-year medical students receive their white coats, signaling the start of clinical studies. The nationally esteemed Humanism Award distinguishes clinicians who deliver compassionate care to their patients and families, and is accompanied by a $1,000.00 monetary prize.
Dr. Wallace, who is a Clinical Professor and Chair of the Pain Division within the Department of Anesthesiology, is a translational researcher focused on developing therapies, including cannabinoids, for treating certain clinical pain states. He also studies the correlation of human experimental pain models with those states, as well as the roles of receptors (opioid, adrenoreceptor, and NMDA) and ion channels on pain. Please join the CTRI in congratulating Dr. Wallace on his signal honor.
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 1,425 members.