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UTHSC AND ST. JUDE AWARDED NIH CLINICAL TRAINING GRANT
Memphis, Tennessee (October 14, 2005) – Ronald I. Shorr, MD, MS, associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and Patricia M. Flynn, MD, MS, professor, Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, were recently awarded a five-year $1.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.
Generated by the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine, the grant will focus on improving and expanding multidisciplinary clinical research training and mentoring new clinical investigators. The ultimate goal is to establish a Clinical Research Track that will enhance the current Master of Science in Epidemiology program (MSE). This award will improve training accessibility in three ways: by offering web-based, self-paced learning with four core courses in clinical research, by establishing scholarships for qualified students, and by enhancing mentoring of clinical fellows and junior faculty interested in clinical research.
“We will build on the
strengths of UTHSC and St. Jude which provide a rich environment of clinical
research activities and experienced senior research faculty,” said Dr. Flynn.
“This collaboration also allows us to leverage the
Dr. Shorr noted, “The Department of Preventive Medicine and its masters program in epidemiology have been the backbone of education in clinical research for UTHSC and ST. Jude since 1997. We are pleased that we have received external recognition for the quality of this program and the resources to expand its offerings.”
Dr. Flynn, also a
professor at UTHSC, received her medical degree from the
Dr. Shorr is also
associate director of medical education at Methodist Healthcare. He received
his medical degree from
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