Internal Medicine is home to many world-renowned experts in medical
care of oncology patients. What may not be as evident are its robust
research operation and an appealing, stimulating environment
for multifaceted quality research.
Several researchers, spread among the 10 departments of the division, are making significant discoveries that translate to advancement in the care and quality of life of our cancer patients. For more information, refer to the Internal Medicine Research Services brochure.
The Internal Medicine Research Committee is charged with:
- Facilitating cross-divisional research collaborations
- Organizing a Divisional Research Retreat
- Identifying research-related issues across Internal Medicine for the purposes of communication, resolution, implementation and evaluation
- Reviewing and recommending research-related equipment requests, including annual capital equipment planning
- Overseeing the development and implementation of the divisional research equipment replacement plan when funding is identified
- Participating in the development of research-related portions of the division's strategic and annual operating plans
- Identifying and addressing issues related to faculty and trainee educational needs, the research process, and sponsored programs and activities
Research Committee leadership includes Cielito Reyes-Gibby, Dr.PH, associate professor, Emergency Medicine, chair, and Edwin Ostrin, M.D., assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, deputy chair.
Distinguished Paper Award
Cyrus Scholar Award Competition
The Michael and Mariet Cyrus Research Fund, established in 2005, promotes the development of basic and clinical research skills in internal medicine. Thanks to the generosity of the Cyrus family, two awards are given each year -- a Cyrus Scholar Award for Outstanding Basic Research, and a James S. and Suzanne Cyrus Scholar Award for Outstanding Clinical Research. Each winner receives $15,000 ($5,000 each for three years).
The recipients of the 2019 Cyrus Scholar Awards during the annual retreat in June were Cezar Iliescu, M.D., professor, Cardiology, for the James S. and Suzanne Cyrus Scholar Award for Clinical Research; and Scott Evans, M.D., professor, Pulmonary Medicine, for the Cyrus Scholar Award in Basic Science Research.