Irving Scholars Seek Better Therapies Through Research

June 21, 2012


The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia has announced this year´s class of Irving Scholars.

Founded in 1987 by Herbert and Florence Irving, the program supports young assistant professors beginning a career in clinical research. Selected scholars are selected based on research proposals that reflect independent, well-designed, and well-developed initiatives in clinical investigation. These three-year awards provide substantial salary support allowing the Scholar more time for clinical investigation.

Over 100 Scholars have been appointed since the program was launched, including physicians who have since become internationally recognized for their work.

The 2012-2015 Irving Scholars and their projects are:

Clockwise from top left: Roy Alcalay, Alex Dranovsky, Andrew J. Einstein, and Andrew Moran.


Roy Alcalay, MD, MS, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Neurology, The role of glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson disease.

Alex Dranovsky, MD, PhD, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, A patient-informed approach for developing efficacious antipsychotics.

Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD, Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine, Reducing Radiation Dose from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Using Low-Voltage and Single-Heartbeat Volume Scanning.

Andrew Moran, MD, MPH, Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cost-effectiveness of primary cardiovascular disease prevention in U.S. adults based on 30-year risk.

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