CERSI Scholarships Awarded to MedStar Associates

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The Georgetown University Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) has announced the 2017-2018 class of CERSI Scholars. The 10 scholars are early career investigators who are committed to public health and are actively pursuing research, education or training in regulatory science.

CERSI Scholars receive mentoring from Georgetown University and MedStar Health faculty who are actively engaged in regulatory science research. The scholars also receive research stipends of up to $5,000 to be applied toward related research activities, such as consulting services to support ongoing projects, fees associated with peer-reviewed publication, or travel costs to conferences to present research results.

“I’m interested in learning more about the development of regulatory science,” said Ms. Bond, a clinical research coordinator at MedStar Washington Hospital Center at the MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network. “Since I work with patient enrollment, I am looking forward to the opportunity to look at current clinical trial participation within MedStar and how regulatory science affects participation.”

MedStar Health is proud to be home to the following scholars:

  • Elizabeth Bond, MPH, MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network, MedStar Health
  • Daniel Hoffman, BS, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Health
  • Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu, MD, FACS, Oncologist, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Tetsuya Kawakita, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow, MedStar Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Hospital

CERSI Scholars will raise awareness about regulatory science and how its application can improve innovation in medical product development. This program will elevate training and mentorship opportunities for rising leaders in regulatory science. The 10 scholars and their profiles can be viewed on the CERSI website. Congratulations to all of the recipients.