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The Witebsky Center

The Witebsky Center
 
 
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The Witebsky Center The Witebsky Center
Research Training

Witebsky Center laboratories currently train 31 graduate students and 18 postdoctoral fellows. In addition, a number of undergraduate and high school students participate in research programs in Center laboratories each year. In 1999 the Center was instrumental in obtaining an NIH Training Grant in Microbial Pathogenesis that supported four graduate students and two fellows each year through 2004.  A renewal application for this grant [PI: Ruyechan] has been funded through September 2011 for the training of four pre-doctoral fellows. Preparation for renewal of this training grant is underway.  All Center members function as training faculty. Members of the Center are also participants in NIH training grants for medical students and undergraduate students.  A number of Center Members are also participant/mentors for the NIH/NHLBI Undergraduate Minority Research Program, Children’s Hospital] as well as other minority research programs. In addition, many faculty are involved in teaching or community outreach. 

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

The MSTP program of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is directed by WCMPI Member Dr. Paul Knight, and provides highly talented students with an opportunity to combine intensive scientific training with medical school experience. During the current reporting year 6 MSTP students were in training in Center laboratories. The MSTP curriculum is designed to integrate both a rigorous clinical and research experience throughout the program and to provide the student with skills needed for an academic career path.  The primary purpose of the MSTP is to develop physician-scientists who will become leaders in basic, translational, or clinical research, and in clinical medicine in medical schools and teaching hospitals, and is aimed at helping students prepare for careers in which they will excel as both investigators and clinician-educators.

For a copy of the latest annual report, or to learn more about the Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, please contact the Center office, 716-829-2848.

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