The Lang Center for Research and Education was established in 2001 at New York Hospital Queens. A strong research and education program stimulates a culture that fosters excellence in clinical care. Our goal is to create new knowledge by conducting cutting-edge clinical research and to integrate excellent clinical care with research and education.
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It is our mission to provide a research infrastructure that will facilitate the conduct of clinical research at New York Hospital Queens. This includes securing research funding from outside sources (government, industry, foundation), providing statistical and grant writing assistance, as well as coordinating needs from various departments so that resources can be utilized with maximum benefit to all.
Phyllis August, MD
Patricia Depree, PhD, NP, CDE
There are 120 other research studies currently in progress at New York Hospital Queens. State-of-the-art treatments are being tested by physicians and other professional staff in the areas of kidney disease, cancer, heart failure, radiation oncology, pediatrics, and obstetrics, just to name a few. New York Hospital Queens is at the forefront of new treatments for West Nile Virus, HIV, and Hepatitis C.
Among the center’s efforts are a training program for medical residents and fellows that allows physicians-in-training to conduct a clinical research study and culminates in Residents and Fellows Day, a symposium that showcases the studies and includes the presentation of Lang Research Awards, chosen by the hospital’s Scientific Advisory Board.
The 2009 winning studies were presented in formats that included posters, oral presentations and case reports, and topics covered radiation oncology, cardiology and gastroenterology:
Most recently, the center hosted a unique conference on “Diagnosing
Breast Cancer in Multi-Ethnic Communities,” an event that brought
together researchers and clinicians from across New York City to discuss
why there appear to be differences in the occurrence, diagnosis and
management of breast cancer, particularly among Asian women.
We firmly believe that participating in the evaluation of new treatments benefits patients, doctors and the hospital. For more information regarding clinical trials of new therapies at New York Hospital Queens, please call Karen Hultberg at (718) 670-2840.