COBRE (NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence):
Roger Williams Medical Center has a long tradition of excellence in research that benefits patients in a very direct and tangible way. The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) is a prime example of this long-standing tradition.
Goals of COBRE:
- To continue to develop and sustain a center of research excellence in tissue repair. We foster a scientific climate characterized by a strong multidisciplinary approach and the rapid evaluation of potential therapeutic targets based on novel findings.
- To be a leading center in the training of junior investigators in the field of tissue repair. We mentor junior scientists and nurture their career by a balanced approach of developing fruitful scientific opportunities. We facilitate the career and development of each investigator's own unique niche that will lead to scientific independence.
- To sustain a multi-institutional dimension to our center of excellence in tissue repair. While strengthening the research base at our own institution, we use the multidisciplinary theme of tissue repair to continue to link to other research institutions and scientists within the state, and elsewhere. Ultimately, a major goal is to create a multi-institutional network of scientists with a focus on tissue repair.
Vincent Falanga, MD, FACP
External Advisory Committee:
Jeffrey Davidson, PhD
- Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Elof Eriksson, MD, PhD
- Harvard University and Brigham and Women Hospital
Robert Lavker, PhD
- Northwestern University - Chicago, IL
John Rossi, PhD
- City of Hope - Duarte, CA
Robert Tigelaar, MD
- Yale University - New Haven, CT
- Vincent Falanga, MD (Principal Investigator and mentor)
- Kenneth Belcher (CEO, Roger Williams Medical Center)
- Karen Geremia (Research Administration, Roger Williams Medical Center)
- Richard Junghans, MD, PhD (Mentor, Roger Williams Medical Center)
- Marshall Kadin, MD (Mentor and Core Director, Roger Williams Medical Center
- Nicola Kouttab, PhD (Core Director, Roger Williams Medical Center)
- Kim O'Connell (Vice-President for Research, Roger Williams Medical Center)
- Zahir Shaikh, PhD (Director of RI BRIN/INBRE program, University of Rhode Island)
- Yinsheng Wan, PhD (Providence College)
Polly Carson, COBRE Program Administratorpcarson@chartercare.org
COBRE is funded through grant number P20 RR018757 by NIH/National Center for Research Resources.