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The Rockefeller University mission statement is science for the benefit of humanity. The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science is devoted to maximizing the bidirectional opportunities for clinical and translational research. Building on Rockefeller University Hospital's illustrious history as the birthplace of American biomedical science and translational research, and funded in part by an NIH Center for Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the Center is designed to provide an optimal infrastructure to conduct clinical and translational research and to educate the next generation of physician scientists committed to patient-oriented research.

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science continues Rockefeller University's tradition of focusing on the interface between scientific discovery, human pathophysiology, and novel diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic strategies to benefit all of humanity.

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In the early days of the pandemic, with commercial COVID tests in short supply, Rockefeller’s Robert B. Darnell developed an in-house assay to identify positive cases within the Rockefeller community. It turned out to be easier and safer to administer than the tests available at the time, and it has been used tens of thousands of times over the past nine months to identify and isolate infected

In May, the National Center for Accelerating Clinical Translational Science (NCATS) granted a $2.7 Million award to Rockefeller University to develop new infrastructure facilitating collection of research participant feedback for widespread adoption: “Empowering the Participant Voice: Collaborative Infrastructure and Validated Tools for Collecting Participant Feedback to Improve the Clinical
The gut is an unusually noisy place, where hundreds of species of bacteria live alongside whatever microbes happen to have hitched a ride in on your lunch. Scientists have long suspected that the gut’s immune system, in the face of so many stimuli, takes an uncharacteristically blunt approach to population control and protection from foreign invaders—churning out non-specific antibodies with broad

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This series coordinated by the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing at the Rockefeller University CTSA is designed to give nurses and clinicians the knowledge and skills they need to participate in research, step by step. Each column will present the concepts that underpin evidence-based practice- from research design to data interpretation. The articles are accompanied by a podcast

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Archived webcasts on a wide range of topics related to clinical and translational science. On Demand Library Sample Titles: An Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER 101) The Role of Practice Based Research Networks (PBRNs) Good Clinical Practice: GCP Boot Camp Clinical Scholars Presentations Sample Titles: Skin Cancer and the Future of Novel Optical Imaging Devices Cognitive
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The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will


The Rockefeller University, the world’s premiere research university, seeks a Clinical Research Manager to join our Hospital. Key Responsibilities: • Oversight and management of the Clinical Research Facilitation Department at The Rockefeller University Hospital (RUH) and The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (RUCCTS) • Facilitate staff education, coordination

The Rockefeller University, the world’s premiere research university, seeks a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our Hospital. Key Responsibilities: • Assist in leading investigators through the navigation process to develop investigator-initiated protocols • Help create protocols, consent forms, and other regulatory documents while assessing protocol feasibility and teaching investigators how

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While there is universal recognition of the importance of team science and team leadership in clinical and translational science, there is a remarkable dearth of valid and reliable outcome measures on team science leadership. As a result, we developed a semi-quantitative translational science-specific team leadership competency assessment tool and have begun pilot studies to validate it and use it


Lethal Infectious Diseases as Inborn Errors of Immunity: Toward a Synthesis of the Germ and Genetic Theories

It was first demonstrated in the late nineteenth century that human deaths from fever were typically due to infections. As the germ theory gained ground, it replaced the old, unproven theory that deaths from fever reflected a weak personal or even familial constitution. A new enigma emerged at the

SARS-CoV-2 induces human plasmacytoid pre-dendritic cell diversification via UNC93B and IRAK4

Several studies have analyzed antiviral immune pathways in late-stage severe COVID-19. However, the initial steps of SARS-CoV-2 antiviral immunity are poorly understood. Here, we have isolated primary SARS-CoV-2 viral strains, and studied their interaction with human plasmacytoid pre-dendritic cells

Herpes simplex encephalitis in a patient with a distinctive form of inherited IFNAR1 deficiency

Inborn errors of TLR3-dependent IFN-α/β- and IFN-λ-mediated immunity in the CNS can underlie herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) encephalitis (HSE). The respective contributions of IFN-α/β and IFN-λ are unknown. We report a child homozygous for a genomic deletion of the entire coding sequence and part of