Lynne D. Richardson, MD, FACEP
Dr. Lynne D. Richardson is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Health Evidence & Policy, and Vice Chair for Academic, Research and Community Programs of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Richardson is a practicing emergency physician and a nationally recognized expert in health services research; her areas of interest are access and barriers to care, emergency department crowding and healthcare disparities.
Dr. Richardson has presented at many scientific meetings, and has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles on asthma, bioethics, emergency department crowding, the healthcare safety net, public access defibrillation, healthcare disparities and cultural competence.
She is currently Principal Investigator for "Community VOICES", an NIH-funded study which is seeking to develop effective methods for communicating with communities about emergency research. She is also Project Director of the CEREDI program – an NIH funded initiative to use comparative effectiveness research to eliminate health disparities. Dr. Richardson, who has a strong track record of mentoring young investigators to successful academic careers, was recently awarded a K12 Research Career Development Program in Emergency Medicine, one of the first in the country.
Dr. Richardson is a member of the New York City Board of Health, the first emergency physician ever to serve in that Board's one hundred and forty-five year history. She is Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Public Health Committee and was, for several years, the national ACEP liaison to the Healthy People 2010 Consortium. She was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Kirk Campbell, MD
Dr. Campbell is a nephrologist who conducts research in cell and animal models to elucidate the basic mechanisms promoting podocyte injury. His research involves functional analysis of novel potential disease-causing gene mutations in progressive kidney diseases such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). He is funded by NIH/NIDDK Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award and a Nephcure Foundation Young Investigator Award.
Noël Warren, PhD candidate
Noël Warren is a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Nikolaos Robakis, where she and others investigate the genetics and function of proteins associated with the familial form of Alzheimer's Disease (FAD). Noël is a recipient of the Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) supplement awarded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to promote diversity in health-related research and her thesis work involves examining the role of PS1-secretase in EphB4-induced angiogenesis via efnB2 processing.