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||(2009-2015)|
|Shiela Macalindong, MD||(2010-2012)|
|Kristen Nickens, Ph.D||(2010-2013)|
|Nicolas Griner, Ph.D||(2011-2013)|
|Anshu Rastiogi, Ph.D||(2011-2016)|
|Jocelyn Lee, PhD., MPH||(2012-2015)|
|Allissa Dillman, Ph.D||(2014-2015)|
|Indu Kohaar, Ph.D||(2014-2016)|
|Charles Xavier, Ph.D||(2014-2016)|
|William Gesztes, MSc, MD||(2015-Present)|
|Jesse Fox, Ph.D||(2016-Present)|
|Cara Schafer, Ph.D||(2016-Present)|
Guest Speaker Program
Dr. Jim David
Board certified psychotherapist in private practice treating individuals, couples and families
Presentation: "The ABC’s of Self-Care"
Date: Thursday 2 Feb 2017
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (via video teleconference in Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332).
A military ID card is required to get on base at Walter Reed. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.
Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the presentation, the program is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.
Read the January 2017 CPDR E-Newsletter
June 23, 2016
by Paula Amann
Published in the June 2016 issue of Military Medical Research News, a monthly newsletter of the Department of Research Programs, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Fine-tuning facial transplants, predicting bone fractures, shrinking prostate cancers with new drugs and cutting the costs of surgical training with the right technology: These were among the problems probed by competition winners for 2016 Research and Innovation Month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).
RAP winners included LT Daniel Griffin, MC (resident laboratory category); CPT Sarah Placek, MC (resident clinical); Charles P. Xavier, Ph.D. (staff laboratory); and Benjamin Sheffield (staff clinical).