Wednesday, April 29, 2009

UAlbany's Brenner is 1st physician to create a nanobioscience rotation at the College of Nanoscale Science, helping initiate a nanotoxicology program

When Dr. Sara Brenner first met Barack Obama, she was on a mission to make disease prevention a higher priority in federal health policy. Little did she know she was speaking with the future President of the United States. Brenner is currently in the preventive medicine residency program at UAlbany's School of Public Health, a venture that has taken her from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia and back to Albany, learning about everything from legislative advocacy to using nanotechnology in medicine.

Brenner, a native of Adel, Iowa, is preparing for a leadership role in public health through the New York State Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Through this program, Brenner earned her master's degree in public health from UAlbany in December 2008, and is gaining valuable experience in her practicum year that ends in June.

"We nail down our competencies and demonstrate an increasing body of knowledge over the course of the residency, so graduates of this program are second to none," said Brenner. The residency program has had a 100 percent pass rate on the Preventive Medicine board exam for the past five years.

The residency and the school have given Brenner the chance to develop networks with preventive medicine physicians and public health professionals across the nation. She met President Obama, then a senator from Illinois, while completing a legislative health rotation in Washington, D.C., in 2007.

In Washington she worked on federal health policy at the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). Another rotation took her to Philadelphia, where she participated in the Human Genome Variation Society Meeting while conducting colorectal cancer genetics research with colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Winner of the ACPM's Don Gemson Resident Award, Brenner is the first physician to create a nanobioscience rotation at UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), where she is helping to design and initiate a nanotoxicology program. She is also providing medical expertise for CNSE's nanomedicine initiatives, including projects in cancer research and regenerative medicine (tissue engineering and artificial organs), as well as exploring the creation of a first-of-its-kind clinical scientist training program in nanomedicine.

“With a sharp intellect, buoyant energy, elegant knowledge, and moral responsibility, combined with a thirst for innovation and curiosity for discovery, Sara brings a distinctive perspective to the exciting field of nanobioscience that is seamlessly suited to the CNSE pioneering interdisciplinary paradigm, particularly for advancing enabling health care treatments and therapies,” said Professor Alain E. Kaloyeros, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief executive officer of CNSE.

The opportunities to design her own rotations appealed to Brenner, who took advantage of the connections that exist among DOH, Wadsworth Center, and SPH.

"Sara understands the usefulness of organized group efforts to improve health, and she has the skills, passion, and character to develop and lead such efforts," said Mary Applegate, director of the residency program.

After completing the program, Brenner will move to Washington, D.C, where she has accepted a federal health policy position in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). She will be the Senior Clinical Advisor for ODPHP as a Luther Terry Fellow, an opportunity offered to only one physician in the nation every two years.

1 comment:

Dale Ritter said...

Nanoscale science is the future, and I'm glad to see how U. of Albany places emphasis on it. The progress in research is exponential for the data density factor, and while AFM and related imaging is closing the gap they give little critical data for electrons, fields, or waves. That data horizon needs the atomic topological function to have definitive meaning for the nanoscience educational program. One new atomic function has picoyoctoscale, 3D, interactive video modeling for a full spectrum of electrons, force fields, and related energy fields or waves.
The atom's RQT (relative quantum topological) data point imaging function is built by combination of the relativistic Einstein-Lorenz transform functions for time, mass, and energy with the workon quantized electromagnetic wave equations for frequency and wavelength. The atom labeled psi (Z) pulsates at the frequency {Nhu=e/h} by cycles of {e=m(c^2)} transformation of nuclear surface mass to forcons with joule values, followed by nuclear force absorption. This radiation process is limited only by spacetime boundaries of {Gravity-Time}, where gravity is the force binding space to psi, forming the GT integral atomic wavefunction. The expression is defined as the series expansion differential of nuclear output rates with quantum symmetry numbers assigned along the progression to give topology to the solutions.
Next, the correlation function for the manifold of internal heat capacity particle 3D functions condensed due to radial force dilution is extracted; by rearranging the total internal momentum function to the photon gain rule and integrating it for GT limits. This produces a series of 26 topological waveparticle functions of five classes; {+Positron, Workon, Thermon, -Electromagneton, Magnemedon}, each the 3D data image of a type of energy intermedon of the 5/2 kT J internal energy cloud, accounting for all of them.
Those values intersect the sizes of the fundamental physical constants: h, h-bar, delta, nuclear magneton, beta magneton, k (series). They quantize nuclear dynamics by acting as fulcrum particles. The result is the picoyoctometric, 3D, interactive video atomic model data imaging function, responsive to keyboard input of virtual photon gain events by relativistic, quantized shifts of electron, force, and energy field states and positions.
Images of the h-bar magnetic energy waveparticle of ~175 picoyoctometers are available online at with the complete RQT atomic modeling guide titled The Crystalon Door, copyright TXu1-266-788. TCD conforms to the unopposed motion of disclosure in U.S. District (NM) Court of 04/02/2001 titled The Solution to the Equation of Schrodinger.
(C) 2009, Dale B. Ritter, B.A.

Web Site Hit Counters
Precision M4300