Insights to Inspire

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The Insights to Inspire (I2I) is a series of blogs and/or webinars highlighting the innovative and unique strategies implemented by a CTSA Program institution to improve on a given Common Metric. The insights gained may inspire hubs to use this actionable intelligence to move the needle on the metrics.
The goals of the I2I are to:

  • Foster innovation and new ideas
  • Encourage collaboration across institutions
  • Inspire action
From Insights to Action – a resource for hubs looking for ways to increase the diversity of their clinical science workforce. Looking for new strategies for your KL2 or TL1 program? Are you worried about a lack of diversity and inclusion within your institution? How are you ensuring the diversity of the clinical science workforce? Not sure where to start? From Insights to Action is a collection of

The Careers in Clinical and Translational Research Metric is designed to measure and develop strategic management plans to enhance the ways CTSA program hubs train and support scientists to remain engaged in research. To measure and report the success of the metric, hubs conduct follow-up surveys to determine if scholars and trainees have remained in clinical research upon completion of the

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The Duke CTSA KL2 program was recently identified as one of the top program hubs by the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC). The Duke KL2 program was a top performer in the KL2 education program – Underrepresented measure. The CLIC evaluates programs using a Common Metrics Initiative. In alignment with the CLIC’s current goals, the Duke KL2 program set a goal to increase the

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The Strategy The efficient study startup of clinical trials relies on engaging and coordinating the actions of a broad group of research staff and stakeholders. Unnecessary delays waste valuable research dollars and delay enrolling patients into lifesaving studies. The Research Process Improvement (RPI) team at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) identified a knowledge gap
The Strategy What began as an effort to better define Virginia Commonwealth University’s key performance indicators in research turned into an all-encompassing database that enables performance data to be shared openly and that is designed to improve transparency as well as ease the administrative burden on principal investigators (PI) and study teams. The VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center
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The Strategy The NYU H+H Clinical and Translational Science Institute recognized a need to improve its scientific review standards and practices and to make better use of resources at the institution and at its Institutional Review Board. In implementing the Common Metric Initiative (CMI), the hub developed a strategy to broaden its Scientific Review Committee to conduct pre-reviews of studies
Effective mentorship is one of the most important contributors to a successful career in translational research. TL1 trainees and KL2 scholars benefit from the relationships and support that come from a well-planned mentoring program. During the 2020 Insights to Inspire series CTSA Program hubs that demonstrated success in improving the Careers in Clinical and Translational Research described the

The purpose of the Careers in Clinical and Translational Research metric is to measure and develop strategic plans to enhance the ways hubs and the entire CTSA Program consortium are training and supporting the future workforce. This support is vital to helping trainees remain engaged in clinical and translational science. One of the earliest opportunities hubs have to support early-career

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For CTSA Program hubs, supporting and promoting the career development of their trainees and scholars can be a lengthy process. Before a hub can evaluate the success of their TL1 or KL2 educational training programs, before trainees or scholars can receive effective mentoring, every hub has to take the first step: recruiting researchers into the program. As a part of the Insights to Inspire 2020

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The purpose of the Careers in Clinical and Translational Research metric is to measure the success of CTSA Program hubs in training scientists who will stay engaged in the field specifically with regard to underrepresented persons (URP) and women. However, engagement is not the only factor for continued success. The value of science to society is the ability to both collect data and analyze

Insights to Inspire: Catapulting the Careers of Future Translational Scientists

Investing in the next generation is critically important in any industry, but it’s a particular focus within the field of translational science. The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program helps train, cultivate and sustain future leaders of the biomedical research workforce through TL1 Clinical Research Training Awards and KL2 Mentored Clinical Research Scholar Awards. In 2019

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As a key currency of the scientific community, publications are often used as a measurement of success for researchers and research institutions. Published research allows an expansive community of scientists, healthcare professionals, government workers and more to make data-driven decisions that will improve population and patient health outcomes. The Clinical and Translational Science Award
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For many Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hubs, delays in Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval can feel like a translational roadblock on scientists’ path to implementing research that may ultimately improve public health outcomes. However, as an essential part of ensuring the welfare of human research subjects, the IRB is crucial to maintaining the highest ethical

Submitted by Melissa Trayhan, MS on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:45