Osganian is new CRP director
MD, ScD, MPH, has been named permanent director of
the hospitalís Clinical Research Program (CRP). She was named acting
director last fall. Osganian, who also serves as associate director
of the hospitalís General Clinical Research Center, is a physician-epidemiologist
with over 10 years of experience in the conduct of epidemiologic
and clinical research. Her work focuses on youth heath promotion
and cardiovascular disease prevention.
The CRP is an interdisciplinary research program
thatÝprovides research methodology support to over 150 CHB investigators,
including assistance with study design, data analysis, and data
form and database development. It also sponsors seminars and short
courses on the design and conduct of clinical research, and serves
as the Data and Analysis Coordinating Center for the Glaser Pediatric
Research Network. In her new role, Osganian plans to enhance and
expand the methodologic and educational support provided to CHBís
Scott named permanent head of Neurosurgery
Scott, MD, has been named permanent chief of Neurosurgery
and neurosurgeon-in-chief. He was named interim chief last January.
As part of his duties, Scott, who joined the department in 1988,
directs the Pediatric Neurosurgery Service and its Pediatric Neurosurgical
Fellowship Program. His major clinical and research interests are
pediatric cerebro-vascular disease, brain tumors and congenital
malformations of the brain and spinal cord.
Scott has already added a new clinical staff member to the department
(Edward Smith, MD), and plans to add staff to outpatient
clinics at CHB’s satellite facility in Peabody. The department
is also moving ahead with a new MRI operating suite, which will
permit MRI scanning of patients while they are undergoing major
neurosurgical procedures; the facility will be the first of its
kind in a free-standing pediatric hospital.