Irving Institute Announces 2019 Irving Scholars

May 24, 2019
​ ​Jose Gutierrez-Contreras, MD, MPH
Jose Gutierrez-Contreras, MD, MPH

Recognizing the critical importance of training young clinical investigators, Herbert and Florence Irving earmarked a major portion of the Irving Endowment for the Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Awards, usually referred to as the Irving Scholars. The program is open to applicants from all clinical departments at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Scholars are selected on the basis of research proposals that reflect independent, well-developed scientific initiative in clinical investigation. These three-year awards provide substantial salary support allowing the Scholar more time for clinical investigation. 

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, together with Dean Lee Goldman, is pleased to announce the 2019-2022 Irving Scholars awardees:

Jose Gutierrez-Contreras, MD, MPH

Erin Heinzen Cox, PharmD, PhD
Erin Heinzen Cox, PharmD, PhD

Project tile: Accelerated non-atherosclerotic brain arterial aging relationship to Alzheimer’s disease
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Neurology

Erin Heinzen Cox, PharmD, PhD

Project title: Translating post-zygotically acquired mutations in a SLC35A2 into disease mechanisms in epilepsy
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in the Institute for Genomic Medicine)

Nathalie Moise, MD, MS
Project title: Harnessing Precision Medicine and Implementation Science to Improve Psychological Distress Treatment in Breast Cancer Patients
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gissette Reyes-Soffer, MD

Nathalie Moise, MD, MS
Nathalie Moise, MD, MS

Project title: Unraveling the Complexities of Lipoprotein(a) in Humans Through Stable Isotope Metabolic Studies, Proteomics, and Particle Characterization
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center

Gissette Reyes-Soffer, MD
Gissette Reyes-Soffer, MD

Emily Tsai, MD
Project title: Validation and translation of a novel transcriptomic signature of right ventricular failure
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emily Tsai, MD
Emily Tsai, MD

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