Message from the DirectorJUNE 30, 2008
Thank you for reading our quarterly CCEB Newsletter. The Newsletter provides us with an opportunity to keep you informed of activities within the CCEB that we hope are of interest to you. Specifically, in each issue, we highlight one of the services or programs provided by the CCEB for faculty, residents, and fellows within UPHS and those external to Penn. We also present feature articles on a few members of our faculty; identify newsworthy events likely to be of broad interest; and provide feature articles on topics of interest.
In this issue, we include an article about the clinical research methods courses available as two-week intensives courses during the summer. We are offering two summer sessions this year. The first runs from July 7 through July 18. The second runs from July 21 through August 1. Courses available and the times these courses are offered are listed at the following site: http://www.cceb.upenn.edu/education/non-degree/coursescrtp.php. Descriptions of these and other courses can be found at: http://www.cceb.upenn.edu/education/non-degree/courses.php#credit. Registration for summer courses is ongoing through the following registration portal: http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/my/epi_course. For questions about these courses and the registration process, please contact Tom Kelly (215-898-0861, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our feature article focuses on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Senior Scholar in the CCEB; and Darren Linkin, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Senior Scholar in the CCEB, respond to a series of questions about this infection. As a special feature in this edition of the Newsletter, we also include an article on the Recruitment, Retention, and Outreach Core (RROC) of the Abramson Cancer Center. The RROC, which has been in operation for about two years, provides an infrastructure and serves as a resource for faculty and staff members who are members or affiliates of the Abramson Cancer Center.
Two members of our faculty also are featured in this issue: Andrea Troxel, ScD and Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE. Andrea is Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Senior Scholar in the CCEB. She conducts methodologic research on non-ignorable missing data problems and statistical issues in the analysis of quality-of-life data. Much of her applied work is in cancer. Angie is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, and Senior Scholar in the CCEB. Her research interests focus on breast cancer.
I also would like to remind you to check our website regularly for announcements and other newsworthy events (http://www.cceb.upenn.edu/) and find potential faculty collaborators (http://www.cceb.med.upenn.edu/faculty/).
I hope you enjoy our newsletter.