Clinical Research at The Rockefeller University Hospital
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Among the Hospital's most important forums for scholarly exchanges are its year-round weekly seminars and lectures presented by staff, fellows, students, and distinguished visiting scientists. These activities include the Seminars in Clinical Research (Wednesday noon), and a series of clinical seminars conducted at the adjacent Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill-Cornell Medical College that are open to all staff, trainees, and students. The Hospital presentations are held every Wednesday from 12 - 1:00 P.M. at The Rockefeller University Hospital from September to May. Click here to see future seminars schedule.
Speakers for the Seminars in Clinical Research series, from outside and within The Rockefeller University, are chosen on the basis of their outstanding work. Lectures cover a broad range of issues related to medicine and clinical research; emphasis is placed on topics that pertain to patient-oriented research. The seminars are attended by physicians, basic scientists, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate fellows and are open to all members of the Tri-Institutional community. The series is one of the longest-running clinical research forums in the United States.
The centerpiece of this series is the annual Rufus Cole Lecture in Clinical Research, which honors Rufus Cole (1872-1966) the first Physician-in-Chief of The Rockefeller University Hospital. Cole was instrumental in shaping the course of the hospital and defining its mission. Under his direction, the hospital became one of the first clinical research centers where "human disease could be studied and treated in a setting of rigorous scientific inquiry". A physician-scientist who has made outstanding, exemplary, and, universally recognized contributions to medicine and clinical research is invited to spend a day with the faculty as a visiting professor.