Announcing Clinical Research Forum Finalists

February 19, 2021

We are thrilled to announce Dr. Max O’Donnell, 2018-2021 Irving Scholar, and Drs. Katharina Schultebraucks and Sagi Shapira were named as finalists for the 2021 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards. These awards highlight important advances in biomedical sciences that have been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals during the previous calendar year, as well as the translational researchers and teams behind them. These top research scholars were nominated and considered Finalists for the following projects:


Dr. O'Donnel

Max O'Donnell, MD, MPH

Florence Irving Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Medicine

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons 

Columbia University Irving Medical Center




Dr. Schultebraucks

A validated predictive algorithm of post-traumatic stress course following emergency department admission after a traumatic stressor (Nature Medicine, July 2020)

Katharina Schultebraucks, PhD

Assistant Professor in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

Director of Computational Medicine and Artificial Intelligence

Department of Emergency Medicine

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons 

Columbia University Irving Medical Center



Dr. sagi_shapiro

Biologically guided discovery of genetic and functional determinants of human infectious disease (Nature Medicine, August 2020)

Sagi Shapira, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Systems Biology and Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons

Columbia University Irving Medical Center



The Clinical Research Forum Clinical Research Achievement Awards are awarded annually with nominations typically accepted in the Fall of each year. The Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards are selected based on the degree of innovation and novelty involved in the advancement of science; contribution to the understanding of human disease and/or physiology; and potential impact upon the diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of disease. All winning studies are featured at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Translational Science conference  as specially-recognized posters and in session presentations. For more information about the awards please visit the CRF website.

Read the official announcement here.

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, home to Columbia University’s NIH-NCATS CTSA Program hub solicits CUIMC Departments for nominations each year. Please contact Liz Swift DiMaria, if you are interested in being nominated in the future.