Volume 12, Issue 2 - February 2022
UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center
Welcomes New MCRTP Associate Director
The CTSC is pleased to welcome Stephen Henry to the role of associate director of the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP), joining current director, Julie Schweitzer. Henry is a general internist and primary care physician engaged in clinical and health services research analyzing patient-clinician communication, particularly focused on communication about opioids and chronic pain. He also studies opioid epidemiology and policy, and has led several research projects analyzing California’s prescription drug monitoring program data and evaluating opioid overdose prevention efforts in California.
Henry comes to MCRTP leadership with experience on both sides of mentored clinical research programs. After residency he participated in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he enjoyed the formal mentorship and training, peer interaction, and career development resources that also characterize the MCRTP. This training experience, successfully navigating the transition to independent funding, and mentoring others have informed his energetic leadership of the Clinical Research Graduate Group that grants the Masters of Advanced Science MCRTP participants receive and which role he will continue to hold in tandem with his service as the program's associate director.
Henry joins the team of CTSC Research Training, Education, and Career Development leaders to support UC Davis's research development pipeline and build the research teams of the future.
In the News
Elysia Alvarez Published in Lancet Oncology
Elysia Alvarez, assistant professor of pediatrics, is the first author of a study recently published in Lancet Oncology. The manuscript presents an analysis of results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2019.
Melanie Dove Selected to Present at ACTS Annual Conference
Melanie Dove, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, has been invited to present a poster at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) annual conference.
New Paper Proposes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Measures to Combat Structural Health Inequities
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola and six other national leaders in health equity are calling upon the clinical and translational research community to address structural health inequities by placing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the center of their work.