CPDR Education and Training
The program has on average 10 trainees per year, who are mentored by a designated faculty or senior scientist of the CPDR-BSRP. The CPDR-BSRP provides great opportunities for the trainees to present their findings and to receive bold criticism in the CPDR's Thursday Seminars. Moreover, the bi-weekly Science Hour is providing special opportunity for postdoctoral fellows and students to discuss their newest findings. Special experts in the field of prostate cancer or other cancers are invited to the CPDR on a monthly basis, to address the latest findings of their research .
The CPDR supports the visits of distinguished basic science and clinical researchers in the field of prostate cancer for four "CPDR Saturday" lectures on yearly basis. Urology residents receive CME credits for their participation in the Saturday meetings. CPDR trainees actively participate in local events such as lectures and workshops at NIH, USU and other research institutions in the area. Training of CPDR employees at local educational institutions is strongly encouraged in the areas that will increase their productivity at work.
CPDR staff actively participates in the Department of Surgery Research Meetings supporting the Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University basic science research and education mission. CPDR trainees have been provided with the opportunity to present their findings in one or two international or local conferences a year. The immersion of CPDR trainees to intense scientific debates is an important goal of the Training and Education Program at CPDR. As a result the CPDR is proud of the numerous invited presentations special awards, travel awards that our trainees were honored with in the past.
Opportunities for motivated high school and college students are available at CPDR. This provides an opportunity for students to gain exposure to the field of biomedical research. Since 1999 four-six students per year have gained valuable experience through this program, and several of them have embarked on educational paths leading to medical or graduate school.
If interested in participation, please submit a pre-application form by clicking here.
Mentor Evaluation Form: click here.
Student Evaluation Form: click here.
Student Pictures - click here to download.
CPDR WEEKLY SEMINAR
Alagarsamy Srinivasan, PhD
Assistant Director, BSRP
Presentation: "Liquid Biopsy in Prostate Cancer"
Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Location: CPDR, Rockville, MD
2nd floor conference room
Guest Speaker Program
Dr. Robert Dean
Director of Andrology
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Presentation: “Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Sexual Health Therapies”
Date: Thursday 4 May 2017
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (via video teleconference in Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332).
A military ID card is required to get on base at Walter Reed. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.
Read the May 2017 WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter
Read the April 2017 CPDR E-Newsletter
April 7, 2017
Highlights at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) multi-disciplinary team - together with collaborators - presented 8 abstracts in moderated poster presentations at the American Association of Cancer Researchers Annual Meeting, April 1-5, 2016, Wasahington, DC. The team was co-led by Dr. Shiv Srivastava, CPDR Co-Director and Professor in the Department of Surgery at USU and WRNMMC and Dr. Albert Dobi, Associate Director, CPDR and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery , USU and WRNMMC.
Autoantibodies against oncogenic ERG protein in prostate cancer: potential use in diagnosis and prognosis in a panel with C-MYC, AMACR and HERV-K Gag
Genes Cancer. 2016 Nov;7(11-12):394-413. doi: 10.18632/genesandcancer.126.
Re: Inherited DNA-repair Gene Mutations in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Eur Urol. 2017 Jan 5. pii: S0302-2838(16)30922-8. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.12.018. [Epub ahead of print]