Leadership Transitions to Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource
The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research announces the departure of Elaine Larson, and appointment of Akiva Mintz, MD, PhD, as the new co-director of the Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource (PCSR), effective September 1, 2018. Dr. Mintz is Vice Chair of Translational Imaging in the Department of Radiology, Director of the Columbia University’s PET Center, Division Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and Co-Director of the Irving Institute’s Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRx). Dr. Mintz brings a wealth of knowledge in clinical and translational research as he previously served as the Associate Director of the Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He is particularly suited to co-direct the PCSR program, as it aims to synergize existing resources and develop innovative approaches to clinical and translational research, which he has mastered throughout his career in personalizing cancer therapies using non-invasive molecular imaging.
Dr. Larson co-directed PCSR from 2016 to 2018, where her expertise in mentoring faculty and scientific teams supported pilot awardees in formulating and implementing their project aims. Dr. Larson will continue to be a key team member on the Irving Institute’s Regulatory Knowledge and Ethics Resource (RKSER), where she provides expert consultations on all matters related to human subjects research.