Dr. Janey Peterson was recently awarded the prestigious Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research from the National Institute on Aging and the American Federation for Aging. The award is a four-year grant in the amount of $720,596 and will further the development of a physical activity intervention for older adults with multiple high-risk chronic diseases.
In a randomized, controlled study of 756 patients, Dr. Mary Charlson created and utilized a script to provide patients with a tool to "fulfill their promise to themselves that they will do what's needed for their health." The results have been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Jennifer Downs was one of the "first" of four to graduate from a novel Global Health Track of the Master's of Science Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research. This program is a proactive collaboration between the Department of Medicine's Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research and the Center for Global Health in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
The Cornell Center for Behavior Intervention Development is a joint program between Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University in Ithaca, Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx and Renaissance Health Systems in Manhattan. The center will carry out a research study called SCALE (Small Changes and Lasting Effects).
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the formation of a new Division within the Department of Medicine, the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research, which will be headed by Dr. Mary Charlson, the William T. Foley Distinguished Professor in Medicine.
Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster was awarded $8,000,000 in funding for a five year period from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), to support a Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Disparities Research and Community Engagement (CEDREC), which will be a consortium between WCMC, Hunter College School of Nursing, CUNY, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, and the Center for Healthful Behavior Change at New York University School of Medicine.