On Thursday, March 1st, 2018, Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine honored Dr. Julianne Imperato-McGinley, Associate Dean, Translational Research and Education and Program Director of the CTSC, on the renewal of the CTSC award at a reception at the Griffis Faculty Club.
Dean Choi congratulated Dr. Imperato and staff on their hard work and the well-deserved success of the highly competitive CTSC award—the largest federal grant ever made to Weill Cornell Medicine.
The $45.3 million dollar award from the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program will help move research into treatments for patients more quickly. “As Dean of Weill Cornell, I value the mission of the CTSC, which supports community health efforts, education and training, diversity and mentorship training, and innovation across our mission areas at Weill Cornell.”
The NIH award will provide funding for another five years to promote clinical and translational research and new avenues to patient-centered care through 2022.
The festive reception was well-attended by senior leaders, faculty, and investigators from CTSC partner institutions, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Hunter College School of Nursing. Dean Choi commended the tenacity of the attendees who were instrumental in the award renewal process. He noted that in their tireless efforts, Dr. Imperato and staff had embraced the call to move research from “bench to bedside”—and in doing so, they had enriched Weill Cornell’s legacy to care, discover, and teach.