Thursday, February 2, 2017

Representing MedStar on the World Stage

Guest Blogger: Becky Montalvo, Executive Director, MedStar Community Clinical Research Center, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Biomarker, Biochemistry and Biorepository Core

Dr. Vanita Aroda is the Scientific Director for MedStar Community Clinical Research Center (MCCRC), where she serves as Principal Investigator for many clinical trials sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the NIH as well as commercially sponsored clinical trials.

In addition to Dr. Aroda’s very busy investigator role in MCCRC, supporting over 18 MHRI positions,  she is often sought by educational services and Sponsors to consult in her diabetes field of expertise.

One of her recent experiences was to serve as a panel member for a CME program presented by MedScape Education, entitled “Innovative Insulin Combinations: A New Strategy for the Person With T2DM”. This 3-person panel of diabetology experts included colleagues from Italy and Canada, with Dr. Aroda representing the USA and was filmed in September during the annual European Association for the Study of Diabetes held in Munich, Germany.

We are understandably focused on our work within MedStar Health, but this is but one of many examples where MHRI investigators are contributing to science and education that extends well beyond our local area, and is part of why I am proud to be part of MedStar Health Research Institute.

You can view the full panel presentation at

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