Clinical Research Training Program at Einstein

Project: Research project

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The Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine enrolled its
first participants in 1998, was supported by at K30 grant since 1999, and graduated its first cohort of M.S.
degree recipients in June, 2000. In its short existence, the CRTP has become a major and much-valued
institutional resource, highly regarded throughout the institutions that make up the clinical and academic
programs at Einstein. Its 44 graduates have been successful investigators at Einstein, its affiliates, and in
other institutions, and have been effective ambassadors of the value and effectiveness of this training
approach. The program comprises a didactic curriculum (in epidemiology, biostatistics, study design,
research ethics, scientific communication, and other skills); a mentored clinical research experience (leading
to the Master's Thesis); a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment; and an important focus of
programmatic commitment, institutional resources, and inter-instititutional collaboration. CRTP Scholars are
diverse, highly motivated, selected, and supported clinician-investigators, most of whom have experience in
clinical research but no formal training. The curriculum has been well received, and the mentors effective
and engaged. The CRTP Director and Associate Directors, faculty, mentors, and Advisory Committees have
been committed to this program, and Einstein has been extremely supportive. The visibility and success of
this program has had a profound effect on the culture at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and its
affiliates, demonstrating that investigator-initiated clinical research has a critical role in the future of our
academic center. The CRTP has operated hand in glove with other institutional programs, including our
GCRC, and has spawned several important training initiatives, most notably a multidisciplinary K12 award.
The next period of K30 support will build upon our early success, and will include several new curriculum
enhancements, including molecular epidemiology, grant writing skills, and advanced statistical methods.
PERFORMANCE SITE(S) (organization, city, state)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
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Paul R. Marantz, MD, MPH
Arthur Blank, PhD

William Burton, PhD
Hillel Cohen, DrPH

Katherine Freeman, DrPH
Sanjeev Gupta, MD

Gloria Ho, PhD
Ruth Macklin, PhD
Michael Mulvihill, DrPH

Nanette Santoro, MD

Mayris Webber, DrPH

Xiaonan Xue, PhD

Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last,


Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

First Middle): Marantz, Paul R

Role on Project
Principal Investigator
Summer Course Faculty,
Course Evaluator
Associate Director for

Thesis Consultant (Stats)
Associate Director for

Faculty, Epi II
Faculty, Research Ethics
Associate Director for
Admissions and Student
Associate Director for

Summer Course Faculty,
Epi I
Faculty, Stats III
Marantz, Paul R.
Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, First, Middle):
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Effective start/end date6/1/065/31/07


  • National Institutes of Health: $300,000.00
  • National Center for Research Resources: $300,000.00


  • Family Practice
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Review and Exam Preparation
  • Internal Medicine

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