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UMCCTS Mentors. Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry Director-Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute I nternationally recognized on the molecular pathology of schizophrenia & other neurodevelop- mental disorders

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UMCCTS Mentors


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  • Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry

  • Director-Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute

  • Internationally recognized on the molecular

  • pathology of schizophrenia & other neurodevelop-

  • mental disorders

  • NIH funded since 2000, studying epigenetic

  • mechanisms in the pathophysiology of depression,

  • psychosis & Rett syndrome

  • 1997 NIMH Outstanding Resident Award

  • 2008 NARSAD Staglin Family Schizophrenia

  • Research Award

  • Mentored more than 10 instructors & assistant

  • professors, post-doc fellows & graduate students

  • http://www.umassmed.edu/igp/faculty/akbarian.cfm


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  • Jeroan Allison, MD, MS

  • Professor & Vice Chair-Quantitative Health Sciences

  • Associate Vice Provost for Health Disparities

  • Research focuses on quality measurement, implementation science, and statistical methods, with special emphasis on eliminating racial/ethnic disparities

  • 10-year history of sustained extramural funding, including the NIH, AHQR, RWJ Foundation

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief of Medical Care, sponsored by American Public Health Association

  • [email protected]


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  • Victor Ambros, PhD

  • 2008 Lasker Prize for Basic Medical Research

  • Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences

  • Professor of Molecular Medicine

  • Developmental geneticist using the nematode Caenorhabditiselegans to study genetic regulatory mechanisms that control animal development

  • Major focus on microRNAs function in gene

  • regulatory networks

  • NIH funded for more than 20 years

  • 2008 Gairdner International Award; Benjamin

  • Franklin Medal in Life Sciences

  • National Academy of Sciences Member

  • Mentored more than 20 students & post-docs

  • http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=1266


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  • Neil Aronin, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology

  • Chief-Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

  • Internationally recognized expert on the

  • pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease

  • Directs the Neuroendocrinology Laboratory

  • Basic research focuses on gene silencing for

  • autosomal dominant, neurodegenerative disease

  • Clinical research examines human growth

  • hormone in patients with hypopituitarism &

  • genetics of familial & sporadic pheochromocytoma

  • NIH or NSF funded since 1979

  • Mentors MD/PhD & PhD students & sponsors

  • post-doc fellows for NIH & HHMI

  • http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=263


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  • Leslie Berg, PhD

  • Professor of Pathology

  • Chair-Immunology & Virology Program

  • Internationally recognized expert on lymphocyte signaling, investigating the functions of key tyrosine kinases required for T cell activation &

  • the generation of a productive immune response to infections

  • NIH funded to study signaling proteins in mouse models of immunity

  • Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for

  • the National Institute on Aging

  • Mentored over 30 graduate students & post-docs

  • http://www.umassmed.edu/igp/faculty/berg.cfm


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  • Silvia Corvera, MD

  • Professor of Molecular Medicine

  • The Corvera lab studies the cellular & molecular

  • basis of energy metabolism

  • NIH funded studies elucidate factors controlling

  • angiogenesis in human adipose tissue

  • Bariatric surgery studies are performed in tight

  • coordination & collaboration with surgeons &

  • endocrinologists & closely involve residents,

  • mentored in the basic aspects of the research

  • Mentored more than 10 students & post-doc

  • fellows in the past 5 years

  • http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=267


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  • Michael Czech, PhD

  • Professor of Molecular Medicine

  • Founding Chair-Program in Molecular Medicine

  • Recognized for major contributions to diabetes

  • research and adipocyte biology

  • NIH MERIT award; 2000 Banting Medal of the

  • American Diabetes Association

  • Czech laboratory focuses on the underlying

  • mechanisms of insulin signaling & the molecular

  • basis of insulin resistance in obesity & type 2

  • diabetes

  • NIH funded for more than 25 years

  • Mentoreddozens of graduate students & post-

  • doc fellows

  • http://www.umassmed.edu/igp/faculty/czech.cfm


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  • Roger Davis, MA MPhil, PhD, FRS

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

  • H. Arthur Smith Chair & Professor of Molecular Medicine

  • Internationally recognized expert in signal

  • transduction mechanisms related to the stress

  • response

  • NIH-funded

  • Research on cancer, diabetes, inflammation, &

  • stroke has helped identify new molecular targets

  • Elected to The Royal Society (London) in 2002

  • Editor-in-Chief, Molecular & Cellular Biology

  • Mentored many trainees; now successful faculty

  • at other Medical Schools

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=181


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  • Kate Fitzgerald, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

  • Internationally recognized expert on innate

  • immunity and host defense with a particular focus

  • in pattern recognition receptors (Toll-Like

  • Receptors, RIG-Like Receptors, NOD-Like

  • Receptors) and their associated signaling pathways

  • Recipient of several Young Investigator awards

  • NIH funded since 2004

  • Actively involved in the Immunology & Virology

  • Program

  • Mentored post-doc fellows, graduate & medical

  • Students

  • http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=729


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  • Terence Flotte, MD

  • Dean, Provost, Executive Deputy Chancellor

  • Professor of Pediatrics

  • Internationally recognized as a pioneer in human

  • gene therapy, currently investigating its use for

  • pediatric genetic diseases, mainly Cystic Fibrosis

  • First to use adeno-associated virus (AAV) to

  • deliver corrective genes to targeted sites in the

  • body, including the damaged airways of adults

  • with CF, paving the way for new viral vectors for

  • CF gene therapy, currently undergoing pre-clinical

  • testing & soon to be tested in patients

  • Mentored more than 20 individuals

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=1255


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  • Patricia Franklin, MD MBA MPH

  • Associate Professor of Orthopedics &

  • Physical Rehabilitation, Director-Musculoskeletal Clinical &

  • Outcomes Research, Director-Clinical/Translational Research

  • Pathway for Medical Students

  • Expert in clinical and outcome data analysis

  • NIAMS-funded research on intervention to

  • Enhance TKR patient adherence during rehab

  • RWJF-fundedeHealth research includes a

  • multi-site trial testing the efficacy of emails on

  • diet & physical activity change & development

  • of web-based outcome prediction tools

  • Supervises orthopedic clinical research of

  • residents (MD) & pre- & post-doc trainees

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=837


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  • Robert Goldberg, PhD

  • Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

  • Director-Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

  • Internationally recognized for research in cardiovascular epidemiology & preventive cardiology

  • NIH funded for 25 years; current MERIT awardee

  • Recent NIH funding for two large scale

  • epidemiologic studies, one to understand care

  • seeking in patients with acute heart failure, the

  • other studying venous thromboembolic disease

  • Senior Epidemiologist for the GRACE (Global

  • Registry of Acute Coronary Events)

  • Mentored more than 50 post-doc fellows,

  • medical & graduate students

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=1260


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  • Douglas Golenbock, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics

  • & Microbiology

  • Chief-Division of Infectious Diseases

  • Internationally recognized expert on the innate

  • immune system, particularly in the recognition &

  • response to microbial products

  • Recent work includes collaboration with Brazilian

  • investigators on patient studies in the patho-

  • Genesis of P. falciparum malaria

  • NIH funded since 1987; currently an NIH MERIT

  • awardee from NIGMS

  • Mentored more than 40 post-doc fellows,

  • graduate & medical students, & ID fellows

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=382


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  • Ellen Gravallese, MD

  • Professor of Medicine & Cell Biology

  • Chief-Division of Rheumatology

  • Internationally recognized expert on pathogenesis

  • of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with recent emphasis

  • on the destruction of joint bone & cartilage

  • Lab uses animal models of RA & patient tissue

  • samples to understand pathogenic mechanisms of disease & identify novel treatment pathways

  • Harvard Medical School Scholars in Medicine Award

  • NIH and Arthritis Foundation funded

  • Mentored 14 post-doc fellows, graduate & medical students, & rheumatology fellows

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=1248


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  • Michael Green, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Molecular Medicine

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

  • Director-Program in Gene Function & Expression

  • Internationally recognized expert in eukaryotic

  • gene regulation & its role in human cancers

  • Uses molecular biology, molecular genetics,

  • biochemical & RNA interference technology to

  • perform genome-wide screens to identify new

  • genes & pathways & address questions in cancer

  • molecular biology

  • NIH funded since 1984

  • Mentored more than 90 post-doc fellows,

  • graduate & MD/PhD students

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=189


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  • Jerry Gurwitz, MD

  • Dr. John Meyers Professor in Primary Care Medicine

  • Executive Director- Meyers Primary Care Institute

  • Chief-Division of Geriatric Medicine

  • Recognized for expertise in optimal drug therapy

    in the elderly & improving medication safety

  • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality funded;

    NHLB-funded HMO Cardiovascular Research Network

  • William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical

    Pharmacology; George F. Archambault Award;

  • John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality

    Award

  • Mentored over 25 trainees

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=649


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  • Thomas K. Houston, MD, MP

  • Director-Division of Health Informatics & Implementation Science

  • Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences & Medicine

  • Leader in health informatics & technologically-

  • based, patient-centered interventions to improve clinical care

  • Funded through NIH & VA

  • Co-chair, Behavioral Informatics Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine

  • Chair, Consumer Health Informatics working group, American Medical Informatics Assoc

  • Editorial board, Journal of Medical Internet Research [email protected]


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  • ShaleshKaushal, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Chair-Department of Ophthalmology

  • Expert in vitreoretinal disorders & first in the world

  • to use complement inhibitor molecules to treat

  • patients for wet age-related macular degeneration

  • Current research uses gene therapy to treat a

  • congenital blindness known as Leber Congenital Amaurosis

  • Basic research targets the biochemical basis of

  • retinal & macular degeneration, including small

  • molecule drug discovery & the molecular & cellular

  • fate of misfolded proteins associated with retinal degeneration

[email protected]


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  • Catarina Kiefe, PhD, MD

  • Professor and Founding Chair-Quantitative Health Sciences

  • Continuous research funded since 1993 by the NHLBI, NCI, AHRQ, VA, and CDC

  • Nationally and internationally recognized for work in quality health care measurement and patient outcomes improvement

  • Associate Editor of the Annals of Epidemiology (1995-2000)

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief of Medical Care

  • Afounding Senior Scholar in the VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship

  • Mentored over 60 post-doc trainees & junior faculty [email protected]


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  • John Keaney, MD

  • Professor of Medicine & Physiology

  • Chief-Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Internationally recognized expert on vascular & endothelial cell biology

  • Research involves biochemical, cellular, animal & human manifestations of vascular disease

  • NIH funded since 1995, including Multidisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research grant

  • Mentored over 25 post-doc fellows, graduate & medical students, & cardiology fellows

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=1219


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  • Katherine Luzuriaga, MD

  • Professor of Pediatrics & Molecular Medicine

  • Director-Clinical Research Scholars (K12) Program

  • Associate Provost-Global Health

  • Internationally recognized for Informing

  • understanding of viral & host factors influencing

  • the establishment of persistent viral infections

  • (HIV, CMV, and EBV) in infants & children

  • First to characterize the ability of young infants to generate virus-specific CD8 T cell responses & to demonstrate the efficacy of early antiretroviral treatment in HIV-infected infants

  • NIH funded; NIH Mid-Career Award to mentor

  • graduate students, post-doc fellows, & jr faculty

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=296


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  • Craig Mello, PhD

  • 2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

  • Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine

  • Director-RNAi Therapeutics Institute

  • Internationally recognized as co-discoverer

    of RNAi, a process & state-of-the-art method by

    which scientists “knock-out” or silence the

    expression of specific genes to identify the

    gene’s function

  • Mentored more than 40 post-doc fellows &

    graduate students

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=240


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  • John L. Sullivan, MD

  • Vice Provost for Research

  • Director-UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science

  • Professor of Pediatrics & Molecular Medicine

  • Internationally recognized for pioneering use of

  • nevirapine to reduce HIV maternal-to-fetal trans-

  • mission in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Ongoing research focuses on immunopathogenic

  • consequences of HIV infection & pathogenesis of

  • herpes virus infection

  • NIH funded more than 25 years

  • Mentored 6 graduate students & 12 post-doc

  • fellows

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=302


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  • Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Medicine

  • Director-Medical Scientist Program

  • Associate Dean-Clinical & Translational Science

  • Internationally recognized authority on the role

  • of innate immunity in liver disease

  • NIH funded since 1990

  • Research includes animal models & patients with hepatitis C infection, alcoholic & non-alcoholic

  • liver disease

  • PI on the HALT-C multi-center NIDDK-supported

  • clinical trial

  • Mentored 18 post-doc fellows

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=303


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  • Carole Upshur, EdD

  • Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health

  • Associate Dean-Clinical & Population Health Research

  • Nationally known researcher on the

    integration of primary care & mental health

    services, organization & management of

    behavioral health care for children, & treating

    chronic pain in primary care

  • Funded through AHRQ, NIMH, Robert Wood

    Johnson & Annie E. Casey Foundations, &

    Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

  • Mentored over 30 doctoral students

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=658


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  • Zhiping Weng, PhD

  • Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

  • Director-Program in Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology

  • Known for contributions in two areas—

    transcriptional regulation & protein-protein

    interaction

  • PI on National Human Genome Research

    Institute grant to computationally predict &

    experimentally test transcriptional factor

    binding sites in the human genome (part of

    the International Consortium called

    Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE)

  • Mentored more than 30 trainees

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=1263


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  • Phillip Zamore, PhD

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

  • Gretchen Stone Cook Professor of Biomedical Sciences

  • Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

  • International leader in the study of RNAi

    & other RNA silencing pathways

  • NIH funded; High Q Foundation grant to develop

  • therapies for Huntington’s disease

  • Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences; W.M. Keck

  • Foundation Young Scholar in Medical Research;

  • Schering Plough Award

  • Mentored more than 25 trainees, including

    medical and graduate students, PhD/MDs, &

    post-doc fellows

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=224


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  • Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Psychiatry

  • Chair-Psychiatry

  • International expert on co-occurring

    mental illness & addiction, in particular tobacco dependence & including developing innovative programs, research training, & policy

  • NIH funded through NIMH, NIDA, & CSAT

  • Senior Fellow, SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring

  • Disorders Center for Excellence

  • Norman H. Edelman Clinical Sciences Mentoring Award

  • Developed “Training the Mentor” programs

http://www.umassmed.edu/faculty/show.cfm?faculty=1247


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