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For further information about the Seminars in Clinical Research series, please contact:

Michelle Romanick
Seminars Coordinator
T: (212) 327-7316
F: (212) 327-8012
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Among the Hospital's most important forums for scholarly exchanges are its year-round weekly seminars and lectures presented by staff, fellows, students, and distinguished visiting scientists. These activities include the Seminars in Clinical Research (Wednesday noon), and a series of clinical seminars conducted at the adjacent Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill-Cornell Medical College that are open to all staff, trainees, and students. The Hospital presentations are held every Wednesday from 12 - 1:00 P.M. at The Rockefeller University Hospital from September to July. Click here to see future seminars schedule.

Speakers for the Seminars in Clinical Research series, from outside and within The Rockefeller University, are chosen on the basis of their outstanding work. Lectures cover a broad range of issues related to medicine and clinical research; emphasis is placed on topics that pertain to patient-oriented research. The seminars are attended by physicians, basic scientists, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate fellows and are open to all members of the Tri-Institutional community. The series is one of the longest-running clinical research forums in the United States.

The centerpiece of this series is the annual Rufus Cole Lecture in Clinical Research, which honors Rufus Cole (1872-1966) the first Physician-in-Chief of The Rockefeller University Hospital. Cole was instrumental in shaping the course of the hospital and defining its mission. Under his direction, the hospital became one of the first clinical research centers where "human disease could be studied and treated in a setting of rigorous scientific inquiry". A physician-scientist who has made outstanding, exemplary, and, universally recognized contributions to medicine and clinical research is invited to spend a day with the faculty as a visiting professor.

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science also co-sponsors the Zanvil A. Cohn Biomedical Forum. The Forum was created in honor of the Dr. Cohn, the Rockefeller University's late Vice President for Medical Affairs, who took a great deal of interest in a variety of issues related to science, health and public affairs. Dr. Cohn's vision was to provide a forum where important issues in health and biomedicine could be discussed in an atmosphere congenial to the exchange of ideas. The aim is to cover topics not ordinarily considered in the more technical seminars and lecture series that currently exist at the University. The Forum consists of informal presentations on subjects related to health affairs, with particular emphasis on research and educational issues. The Forum meets six times each year, and is open not only to members of the Rockefeller University community and our neighboring institutions, but to other biomedical, scientific and/or healthcare organizations.