About the Weill Cornell CERT

The Weill Cornell CERT was based both in the Medical College's Department of Public Health and in the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Funded by a five-year grant for $4 million from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it engaged in research and education efforts on medical and orthopedic devices. Alvin I. Mushlin, M.D., Sc.M., the Nanette Laitman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, was the Principal Investigator for this grant.

The CERT data was stored and analyzed on the very secure and sophisticated computing system at Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) at Cornell University in Ithaca.

As a part of its efforts to disseminate study results, the center developed culturally sensitive education outreach materials for patients from diverse and medically underserved backgrounds and for their physicians (see For Everyone section of this website). Marcus Reidenberg, MD, Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, and Public Health, led the dissemination and outreach core of the Weill Cornell CERT. If you have feedback about this Web site please send an email to Dr. Reidenberg at mmreid@med.cornell.edu.

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