Presented by the Tri-Institutional Collaboration Network (TCN) & Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Symposium on Basic and Translational Training and Diversity of the Biomedical Workforce
June 25, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Caspary Auditorium, The Rockefeller University

Join us for an in depth look at the challenges and priorities in mentoring and training the biomedical workforce of the future to engage in diverse career opportunities across the national and global biomedical landscape.

Barry Coller, MD, Physician-in-Chief, The Rockefeller University Hospital, Vice President for Medical Affairs, David Rockefeller Professor, The Rockefeller University

Plenary Speaker
Sally Rockey, PhD, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Rockey will highlight the NIH Biomedical Research Workforce initiative and challenges facing translational training and efforts to enhance diversity, as well as present the already available and future programs driven by this initiative and explain how outcomes may be measured by the agency and grantee institutions. In addition, Dr. Rockey will provide general information on NIH funding directions and priorities for the coming year and long-term outlook.


NIH Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Report and Potential Impact on Training Programs in Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSAs)

Barry Coller, MD, The Rockefeller University


Julianne Imperato-McGinley, MD, Associate Dean for Translational Research and Education, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Distinguished Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Tri-Institutional Diversity Initiative SPARC
Using local experience as a case study, the panel will discuss challenges of enabling basic and translational training to increase diversity of the biomedical workforce, including successful approaches, priorities, new ideas and outcomes.

Chair: Bruce McEwen, PhD, Alfred E. Mirsky Professor, Head of Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology,
The Rockefeller University

Laura Liberman, MD, Director, Office of Faculty Development, Attending Radiologist, Breast Imaging Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Teresa Evering, MD, MS, Associate Attending Physician, The Rockefeller University Hospital, Assistant Professor of Clinical Investigation, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Ruth Gotian, MS, Administrative Director, Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

Basic & Translational Training in Biomedical Research
Present and recent post-graduate trainees will share their personal and professional experiences in preparing for careers in biomedical research.

Ana Pereira, MD, Instructor in Clinical Investigation, The Rockefeller University

Samantha Sheppard, PhD, Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Jonathan Ipsaro, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Kwame Osei-Sarfo, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College

Symposium photos

Co-sponsored by The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical & Translational Science,
Weill Cornell Clinical & Translational Science Center, Tri-I & CSHL Postdoctoral Associations and Offices of Postdoctoral Affairs, and SPARC (Successful and Productive Academic Research Careers)

Registration is required

For questions contact Jennifer Jackson
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