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VallesRodrigo Valles, Jr.

The CTBR is preparing for a milestone: our 30th annual symposium, which in the last 8 years we have co-hosted with the Weill Cornell Medical (WCM) Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). This year’s topic is stress and resilience and features an impressive group of speakers including Dr. Eric Nestler and the Director of NIMHD, Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable. The symposium will focus on the growing capabilities of Hunter College as a hub for multidisciplinary stress and resilience research. We welcome everyone to attend for the talks and for the opportunity to meet potential collaborators.
This summer, we will once again host SPUR students from across the United States and Puerto Rico. The SPUR program helps attract young researchers to Hunter College. The program will start in early June and we will announce more details at that time



MirandaCTBR member Regina Miranda received a 4-year NIH-SCORE grant totaling $1.56 million (National Institutes of Health, Support of Competitive Research Advancement Award). This award will fund a “longitudinal study examining suicide ideation among adolescents recruited from two New York City hospitals.”  The Miranda Lab works to “understand why young people think about and attempt suicide in a way that can inform assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide risk.”  

For more information about the work conducted in the lab, please visit

Fostering Basic and Translational Research is a full-day event to commemorate the illustrious 30-years of David Foster's Lab at Hunter College. The day will feature a range of speakers including students who trained under Dr. Foster.  Join the celebration on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at the Belfer Research Building 3rd Floor Conference Room. Register for the day here

CTBR members Michael A. Hoyt and Tracey A. Revenson are the new Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, the official scientific publication of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine.   Drs. Hoyt and Revenson will officially assume editorial responsiblitites in 2018 for a 5-year term.  They are both tenured professors in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College and Co-Directors of the CUNY Doctoral Program in Health Psychology and Clinical Science. 



Symposium on Monday, May 15, 2017 

Stress and Resilience: the science of adapting to a challenging world

Eric J. Nestler will give the keynote address and a special address will be delivered by Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the NIMHD (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities).  Read about all speakers and their talks on the symposium website.

This year will also include a Data Blitz which is a fast-paced overview of in-progress or recently completed research. Junior faculty and postdocs will have five minutes to present one slide of data followed by two minutes of Q&A. 

Register Today!

The symposium is co-hosted by the CTBR and WCM-CTSC. 


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The CTBR is supported by a Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (8 G12 MD007599) of the National Institutes of Health, the Weill Cornell Medical College Clinical & Translational Science Center (2UL1TR000457-06) of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

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