Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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Mission Statement

Founded in 2008, the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) at USC and CHLA provides funding, expertise, training, and facilities to translate research into solutions for better health of patients and communities in the diverse, urban heart of Los Angeles where 85% of residents are from minority groups, 90 languages are spoken, and disease burden is high.

At a Glance

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Educational Resources Posted

12

Consortium News Stories Posted

25

Events Posted

1

Opportunities Posted

490

Publications citing CTSA Program Grant

26

Users from Hub Registered
Programs

UL1 Award

KL2 Award

TL1 Award

Funded Years
2012 - 2020
Connect with Us
Page Administrators
Quinnie
Le
Director, Operations & Finance
Allison
Orechwa
Director of Programmatic Development
Nicki
Karimipour
Associate Director of Communications

Consortium News

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vulnerable populations and the multiple barriers they face in accessing quality healthcare. In this era of rising costs and harsh social inequities, public hospitals, clinicians, and researchers are searching for novel ways to improve healthcare access and delivery. Yet many innovations never get as far as clinical practice, or they are put into action and

We sat down (virtually!) with Dr. Frank Attenello, a recipient of the SC CTSI Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science award. We hear about his new K08 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health, and what he hopes to learn. Congratulations to Dr. Attenello on this great accomplishment! 1. In layperson’s

We sat down (virtually!) with Dr. Roy Poblete, a recipient of the SC CTSI Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science and recipient of multiple SC CTSI funding awards. We hear from him about his new role as junior editor with the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS), the official journal of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, and the

Educational Content

University Of Southern California

In this 60-minute interactive workshop provided by the Education Resource Center (ERC) at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI), facilitators will offer a new planning resource and workflow for coaching presenters on how to optimize the organization of their webinars and workshops. Using the provided resource as a template should assist with the marketing

University Of Southern California

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into research conduct, forcing hospitals and universities to transfer their research plans, data collection procedures, survey dissemination processes, and participant engagement methods quickly and nimbly to online venues. In addition, the state of research operations has changed dramatically due to the pandemic. This guide provides key considerations for ensuring

University Of Southern California

This workshop introduces participants to using the online platform PRISM as a tool to help them racially diversify the higher education workforce and presents a case study of how the SC Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) uses PRISM, along with other strategies, to recruit, support, and retain diverse researchers. Lead presenter: Katherine Guevara, Associate Director of Clinical

Flyer for USC CTSI Education Resource Center event on Sept 9, 2021
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University Of Southern California
This 60-minute interactive workshop is based on a recent article "Busting Myths in Online Education: Faculty Examples from the Field" contributed to the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS) special issue on online education. Facilitators, who are also some of the article's authors, present 3 common myths in online education and 6 related case studies from faculty who have busted
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University Of Southern California

This 50-minute presentation introduces r/SampleSize, a community on the website Reddit that allows for online participant recruitment without compulsory or immediate payment. It will provide an overview of best practices for recruiting participants on r/SampleSize. It will also compare r/SampleSize to Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), a widely used crowdsourcing platform for recruiting research

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University Of Southern California

The purpose of this virtual seminar is to provide practical guidance to investigators who are submitting grant applications, discuss how the sections are evaluated, and go over common mistakes to avoid during the application process. September 1, from 1-2:30pm PST REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k1jhlP_2Q7-fBKqSlw0QwA

Opportunities

Regulatory science experts shepherd life-improving — and often lifesaving — advances from the first spark of inspiration to the marketplace, reaching those in need. This rapidly growing and global field encompasses every aspect of pharmaceutical and medical device development, quality assurance, and clinical trials oversight. Regulatory science presents exciting careers at the intersection of

Poster Sessions

University Of Southern California

SC CTSI leveraged its Community Engagement team’s existing work with Latinx communities and launched a workshop over Zoom specifically tailored to Latinx and Black/African American community members. To date we have delivered this course, in both Spanish and English, to over 400 Latinx participants. A retrospective pre/post evaluation has demonstrated changes in knowledge on COVID-19 transmission

poster describing research partnership between USC, UCLA and LA DHS
University Of Southern California

Since 2015, the two Los Angeles-based CTSA hubs have partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) to foster partnered implementation research in the DHS delivery system. Service cores and a competitive pilot award supported team-based research that address Health Agency priorities. The partners developed review criteria to encompass scientific value and suitability of

Publications

Incidence of radiation induced sarcoma attributable to radiotherapy in adults: A retrospective cohort study in the SEER cancer registries across 17 primary tumor sites

Previous studies have noted the incidence of radiation-induced sarcomas (RIS) but have not investigated the relative risk (RR) of developing RIS based on primary tumor organ disease site. By examining data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, we hypothesized that

Hispanic ethnicity as a moderator of the effects of aerobic and resistance exercise on physical fitness and quality-of-life in breast cancer survivors

Exercise can profoundly affect physical fitness and quality of life in breast cancer survivors; however, few studies have focused on minorities. This secondary analysis examines Hispanic ethnicity as a moderator of the effects of a 16-week aerobic and resistance exercise intervention on physical

IgG:IgM Ratios of Liver Plasma Cells Reveal Similar Phenotypes of Primary Biliary Cholangitis With and Without Features of Autoimmune Hepatitis

Within the spectrum of autoimmune liver diseases, there are patients who manifest features of more than one disease, which was previously identified as having overlap syndrome1,2 and is now referred to as variant syndromes. The most common variant syndrome is between primary biliary cholangitis (PBC

Research and Operational Tools

University Of Southern California

From the University of Southern California CTSI, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles:

University Of Southern California

Manuscript appearing in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, published online April 20, 2021.

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Busting Myths in Online Education: Faculty Examples from the Field September 11, 2021 Event
Launch of Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Healthcare Delivery Science Center Marks Exciting New Future for Public-Academic Collaborations to Enhance Health Equity September 02, 2021 Consortium News
SC CTSI KL2 Scholar awarded NINDS K08 grant to examine the role of a new gene type in glioblastoma treatment September 02, 2021 Consortium News
Recruiting Research Participants Online Using Reddit September 01, 2021 Event
SC CTSI KL2 Scholar receives prestigious junior editor role with the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science August 05, 2021 Consortium News
Launch of Southern California Healthcare Delivery Science Center Marks Exciting New Future for LA-area Public Health System August 05, 2021 Consortium News
Inside NIH Study Sections: Advice from the Battleground -- Wed. Sept 1 from 1-2:30pm PST August 05, 2021 Event
The Diabetes "Hot Foot Line" Team Completes Clinical Study Showing Dramatic Success in Preventing Amputations in Patients with Foot Ulcers June 23, 2021 Consortium News
Summary Report: COVID-19 Vaccine Access in the LGBTQIA Community June 23, 2021 Research or Operational Tool
For the LGBTQIA Community: COVID-19 and the Vaccine May 19, 2021 Event
COVID-19 vaccine virtual townhall event, 5/12 from 5-6:30 p.m. May 10, 2021 Event
ERC:Organizing the Design, Marketing, Assessment, and Follow-Up for Educational Offerings: A Planning Resource for Webinar and Workshop Facilitators May 05, 2021 Educational Content
Changing with the Tides: Ensuring Recruitment and Retention Success During COVID-19 and Beyond April 27, 2021 Educational Content
Framing Clinical and Translational Science: Examining the Strategic Social Media Communications of NCATS-funded CTSAs April 21, 2021 Research or Operational Tool
SC CTSI Digital Scholar Webinar: ExpertLens: An Online Approach for Conducting Modified-Delphi Panels April 13, 2021 Event
SC CTSI Research Ethics Forum: Human Genome-Editing Research: Possibilities and Ethical Questions April 13, 2021 Event
COVID-19 Vaccine Latino Community virtual townhall event, 4/12 5pm PST April 07, 2021 Event
Education Resource Center Series: Recruiting, Supporting, and Retaining Diverse Researchers: SC CTSI’s Responsive Approach Using the Racial Equity Tool, PRISM April 06, 2021 Educational Content
Recruiting, Supporting, and Retaining Diverse Researchers: SC CTSI’s Responsive Approach Using the Racial Equity Tool, PRISM March 19, 2021 Educational Content
Regulatory Science Symposium: Principles of Global Clinical Research for Medical Devices March 10, 2021 Event
COVID-19 Vaccine & Faith Community virtual townhall event, 3/11 at 5pm March 03, 2021 Event
Research Ethics Forum: Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Vaccine Clinical Trials February 16, 2021 Event
Educational Resource Center Series: Teaching and Assessing Skills that Matter Most: How to Align Learning Objectives to Professional Competencies in Clinical and Translational Science February 10, 2021 Event
Digital Scholar Webinar: Getting to Outcomes: Supporting Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs February 10, 2021 Event
SC CTSI Career Development Seminar Series: Transgender Health February 10, 2021 Educational Content
The SC CTSI's Community Engagement Team Launches Online COVID-19 Educational Workshop to Support LA's Latinx Communities February 05, 2021 Consortium News
SC CTSI Career Development Seminar Series: Leveraging Racial Equity Data in Research February 04, 2021 Event
Education Resource Center (ERC) Series: Managing Stress in Research Courses through Intentional Course Design: Resolutions for a New Semester February 02, 2021 Educational Content
Regulatory Science Symposium: Clinical Research Career Pathways January 26, 2021 Event
Career Development Seminar Series: Transgender Health January 15, 2021 Event
Toolkit for Developing Community Partnerships January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Successful Research Recruitment: A Toolkit for a Community-Based Approach January 10, 2021 Educational Content
The Art of Mentorship and Being Mentored January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Regulatory Science Boot Camps/Symposia January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Bias in Clinical/Translational Research: Analyzing Data and Interpreting the Results January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Clinical Data for Translational Science Research: Bioinformatics and High-Density Data January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Statistical Model and Systematic Reviews January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Study Population and Study Design January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Digital & Traditional Tools for Recruitment Toolkit January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Digital Scholar Program January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Developing a Community Advisory Board for Research Toolkit January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Community-Engaged Research 101 January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Clinical Trial Monitoring Module January 10, 2021 Educational Content
Digital Scholar Webinar: Breaking Down (Brick) Walls: Switching to Remote, Virtual, & Decentralized Clinical Trials January 08, 2021 Educational Content
Education Resource Center Series: Trauma-informed Teaching: Using Best Practices in Course Design to Mitigate the Effects of Trauma among Students December 11, 2020 Educational Content
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Modeling Study of Factors Driving Variation in Case Fatality Rate by Country December 07, 2020 Covid Study
Education Resource Center Series: Writing Questions that Measure What Matters: Best Practices for Designing Multiple Choice Test Questions December 01, 2020 Educational Content
Education Resource Center's Educational Offerings Intake Template October 28, 2020 Educational Content
Delivery of a Virtual COVID-19 Educational Workshop Tailored for Low-Income Latinx Communities October 22, 2020 Poster