CPDR Education and Training
Post-doctoral fellows with M.D. or Ph.D. degrees from the United States and other countries actively participate in the research program and receive state-of-the-art training in basic and translational aspects of cancer research by focusing on prostate cancer. The CPDR is proud of the excellent career advancement that the CPDR trainees have demonstrated. Up to this point, thirty postdoctoral fellows have participated in our program.
Education and Training Opportunities for Graduate Students (M.P.H., Ph.D.) and Medical Students (M.D.) of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)
The CPDR offers opportunities for long-term and short-term training of graduate and medical students at USU. Graduate students undertake original research projects focusing on molecular biology, genetics and translational research focusing on prostate cancer. Three graduate students and several medical students have participated so far in the CPDR laboratory projects. One USU-Molecular and Cell Biology Program student completed his Ph.D. thesis at CPDR. One MPH student from the LAM completed his thesis at CPDR.
CPDR POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS 1991 - PRESENT
|Jaya Gaddipati, Ph.D||(1991-1994)|
|Axel Heidenreich, MD||(1994-1995)|
|Kekule Asgari, Ph.D||(1994-1998)|
|Linda Xu, MD||(1995-1999)|
|Chun Ling Gao, MD||(1997-2002)|
|Wei Zhang, Ph.D (CPDR & AFIP)||(1998-2002)|
|Takehiko Segawa, MD, Ph.D||(1999-2002)|
|Keiichiro Nakamura, MD, Ph.D||(1997-2001)|
|Yutaka Yasunaga, MD, Ph.D||(2000-2001)|
|Sudhir Rawal, MBBS, MS||(2000-2002)|
|Yongpeng Gu, MD, Ph.D||(2000-2006)|
|Kala Prasanna, Ph.D||(2002-2006)|
|Syed Shaheduzamman, Ph.D||(2002-2004)|
|Chen Sun, MD, Ph.D||(2003-2006)|
|Aijun Liu, MD||(2003-2005)|
|Lionel Banez, MD||(2003-2005)|
|Xiaoqin Fu, Ph.D||(2003-2006)|
|Anu Vishwanath, MD||(2003-2004)|
|Bungo Furusato, Ph.D||(2003-2004)|
|Kee-Hong Kim, BTech, Ph.D||(2004-2006)|
|Katsuaki Masuda, MD, Ph.D||(2004-2007)|
|Govindan Vaidyanathan, Ph.D||(2004-2007)|
|Jun Miki, PhD||(2004-2007)|
|Hongzhen Li, PhD||(2007-2009)|
|Ahmed Mohamed, MD, Ph.D||(2006-2009)|
|Ying Hu, MD.PhD||(2006-2009)|
|Shashwat Sharad, Ph.D||(2009-Present)|
|Shiela Macalindong, MD||(2010-2012)|
|Kristen Nickens, Ph.D||(2010-2013)|
|Nicolas Griner, Ph.D||(2011-2013)|
|Anshu Rastiogi, Ph.D||(2011-Present)|
|Jocelyn Lee, PhD., MPH||(2012-Present)|
|Allissa Dillman, Ph.D||(2014-Present)|
|Indu Kohaar, Ph.D||(2014-Present)|
|Charles Xavier, Ph.D||(2014-Present)|
Quarterly Guest Speakers
Dr. Lloyd Glover
Presentation: "A Urologist is Diagnosed with Prostate
Cancer -- Now What?"
Date: August 4, 2014
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Location: WRNMMC, America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525
Contact: COL (ret) Jane Hudak for more information at 301-319-2918 or
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May 28, 2016
Highlights at the 2016 AUA Annual Meeting in San Diego, Ca
The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) multi-disciplinary team - together with collaborators - presented 13 abstracts in moderated poster or podium presentations at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, May 6-10, 2016, San Diego, CA. The team was co-led by COL David McLeod, (Ret), MD, CPDR Director and Professor of the Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC); Dr. Shiv Srivastava, CPDR Co-Director and Professor in the Department of Surgery at USU and WRNMMC; COL Inger Rosner, MD, Associate Director, CPDR and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, USU and the WRNNMC; Dr. Jennifer Cullen, Director of Epidemiology Research Program, CPDR and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, USU and WRNMMC and Dr. Albert Dobi, Associate Director, CPDR and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery , USU and WRNMMC.
May 13, 2016
CPDR Student Participant Wins The AACR Gary J. Miller Undergraduate Prize for Cancer and Cancer Related Biomedical Research
A third place prize in the AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition was awarded to Ms. Shahnoza Dusmatova, a CPDR participant in the DoD "Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)".
May 2, 2016
CPDR Presentations and Highlights at the 2016 AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.
The Center for Prostate Disease Team has presented their new findings in prostate cancer research at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Team led by Dr. David G. McLeod, Director and Dr. Shiv Srivastava, Co-Director presented the ground breaking discovery of the first recurrent cancer genomic defect of prostate cancers of African American men revealed by whole genome sequencing. The title of the poster presentation was “LSAMP gene deletion is associated with rapid disease progression in prostate cancer of African American men”.