Seven awards for research excellence were presented on May 20 during Residents and Fellows Research Day. Winners were chosen from a field of 66 abstracts. Keynote speaker Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., gave a fascinating discourse on the effect of global warming on fungal thermal tolerance and, as a result, the rise of invasive fungal diseases as a major medical problem.
GRADE Study. (Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes) Do you have type 2 diabetes? Help to find the best long-term treatment for people with diabetes. Most people with diabetes need metformin and another drug to keep blood sugar close to normal. We are comparing four potential second line treatments in the GRADE study to determine which one, when added to metformin, is best for controlling diabetes. All four treatments are recommended by the American Diabetes Association and FDA approved. Visit https://grade.bsc.gwu.edu and call 718-670-2914, or 718-670-1827.
The Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education has joined the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network with Columbia University Medical Center, one of 14 clinical centers in the network.
The network conducts clinical studies to improve maternal, fetal and neonatal health with an emphasis on randomized-controlled trials. The goal is to reduce maternal, fetal and infant morbidity related to preterm birth, fetal growth abnormalities and maternal complications as well as to provide insight on evidence-based, cost-effective obstetric practice
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