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CPDR Education and Training

Research Training and Education of Urology Residents

 

Structured Research Training and Education of Urology Residents from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) at CPDR, Department of Surgery, USU

The Urology Resident Research Training at CPDR has been a great success since its inception. Every year two residents with 3-6 months of dedicated research time receive focused and extensive research training at CPDR. Since the inception of the molecular biology laboratory in 1993, WRNMMC Urology residents have received training in Molecular Oncology using prostate cancer as the model system. The goal of this program is to provide residents:

  1. Hands on experience in the state-of-the-art molecular oncology research
  2. Knowledge and basic concepts in experimental design and data analysis
  3. Knowledge and scientific principles to improve the practice of urology

The residents spend a committed six months for their research activities. The CPDR Education and Training Program has already contributed to the training of twenty-two urology residents from WRNMMC, five international urology research fellows (Germany, Japan, India and Philippine), and one faculty member from WRNMMC. Residents are exposed to weekly presentations by CPDR researchers at the Wednesday Research Seminars. They have a weekly one hour meeting with the CPDR-Resident Research Committee which includes designated mentor(s) from the senior scientific staff of CPDR-BSRP, CPDR Scientific Director and the Residency Program Director from WRNMMC. Residents are provided with the Cancer Biology Lecture slide presentation, a 6-hour lecture delivered by Dr. Srivastava to USU Molecular and Cell Biology Program PhD students. Special experts from the prostate cancer field are invited to the CPDR on a monthly basis to address the latest findings of their research at our Wednesday Guest Speaker Seminars. Residents also are required to attend the CPDR Saturday Seminars featuring leading clinical and basic science authorities of the prostate cancer field. Urology residents receive CME credits for their participation in the Saturday meetings. The residents also participate in the biweekly Translational Research Meetings at CPDR where their expertise are merged with the multi-disciplinary team working on the translation of research findings towards clinical applications for the benefit of prostate cancer patients. The residents present their findings and receive educational criticism at the CPDR Wednesday Research Seminars. They have also been provided with the opportunity to present their findings at national or local conferences a year. The immersion of residents in intense scientific debates is an important goal of the resident research training and education program at CPDR. As a result CPDR is proud of the numerous invited presentations, special awards and travel awards that our trainees received in the past.

TRAINING OF WRAMC (NOW WRNMMC) UROLOGY RESIDENTS AT CPDR

MAJ Noah S. Schenkman, MD (1993-1994)
MAJ Michael J. Finger, MD (1994-1995)
CPT Howard B. Heidenberg, DO (1994-1995)
CPT John J. Bauer, MD (1995-1996)
MAJ G. Bennett Stackhouse, MD (1996-1997)
MAJ Robert C. Dean, MD (1997-1998)
MAJ Charles Gerry Henderson, MD (2001-2002)
CPT Trent Sterenchock, MD (2001-2002)
MAJ Stacey Koff, MD (2002-2003)
MAJ Stephen Brassell, MD (2002-2003)
CPT Thomas Novak, MD (2003-2004)
MAJ Gregory Bernstein, MD (2003-2004)
MAJ Inger Rosner (2004-2005)
CPT David Osborn (2004-2005)
CPT Eric Richter (2005-2006)
CPT Joseph Sterbis (2005-2006)
CPT Chad DeRosa (2006-2007)
CPT Kuwong Mwamukonda (2006-2007)
CPT Dorota Hawksworth (2007-2008)
CPT Eric Whitman (2007-2008)
CPT Kevin Rice (2008-2009)
CPT Timothy Nydam (2009)
CPT Patrick Parker, MD (2009-2010)
CPT George Leighton Lee, MD (2010-2011)
CPT Monika Colombo, MD (2011-2012)
CPT Philip Rosen, MD (2011-2012)
CPT Molly Williams, MD (2012-2013)
CPT James Farrel, MD (2012-2013)
MAJ Michael Degon, MD (2013-2014)
CPT Wagner Baptise, MD (2013-2014)
CPT Aaron Brothers, MD (2014-Present)
CPT Daniel Kim, MD (2014-Present)
CPT Jason Sedarsky, MD (2014-Present)

CURRENT EVENTS


WRNMMC UsToo!
Quarterly Guest Speakers


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Dr. Philip Arlen
National Cancer Institute

Topic: "Prostate Cancer: An Overview and Update of Novel Treatment Modalities"
There have been remarkable advances in the therapy for prostate cancer over the past decade. We will be discussing these advances as well as new treatment options in clinical trials.

Date: Thursday 5 May 2016
Time: 1900-2030
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).

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February 2, 2016

CPDR Urology Residents Take Top Awards at 2016 James C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar

Urology Residents conducting research at The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center presented their research at the Residents Competition category of the James C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar, San Diego, 2016.

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January 11, 2016

A Novel Gene Alteration Associates with Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African American Men

The USU, Walter Reed-Bethesda and JPC collaborative team, through comprehensive evaluations of matched cohorts of African American and Caucasian American prostate cancers, previously established a higher frequency of ERG alterations in Caucasians (50-70%) and its significantly lower frequency in African Americans (20-25%). These intriguing observations actually provided the rational for the current study focusing on whole genome evaluations of prostate cancers from these two patient populations.

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