University Senate                                                                      Proposed: March 30, 2007

                                                                                               

Adopted:

 

 

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH

 

THE HERBERT AND FLORENCE IRVING INSTITUTE

 

FOR CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

 

WHEREAS      the Department of Biostatistics in the Mailman School of Public Health has offered a proposal to replace the Irving Center for Clinical and Transformational Research with an Institute, and

 

WHEREAS      a Columbia Institute, designed to promote research and teaching in fields of interest to more than one department, is precisely suited to the NIH emphasis in its Clinical and Translational Research Awards on the principle of multisciplinarity, and

 

WHEREAS      the proposed Institute would enable the University to provide a home for senior biomedical research faculty to lead efforts to re-engineer the culture of research, and for junior investigators and trainees, with opportunities for training, career development, and research support, and

 

WHEREAS      the proposal has the approval of the Faculty and Dean of the Mailman School, and the Executive Vice President of the Medical Center, and

 

WHEREAS      the Education Committee of the University Senate has favorably reviewed the proposal;

           

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED       that the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research be established, approved by the Senate and authorized by the president, and that the Senate forward this resolution to the Trustees for appropriate action.

 

                                                                                                Proponent:

 

                                                                                                Committee on Education