Washington University ICTS holds 4th annual Symposium

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Washington University ICTS Symposium and Poster Display

The Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) hosted their 4th annual Symposium and Poster Display on Friday, May 13, 2022. The theme “Making an Impact, Shaping the Future” focused on strategies to address equity and diversity challenges experienced by institutions across the national Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) network. The hybrid event offered opportunities to attend virtually or in-person.

The event kicked off with a welcome from ICTS Director William Powderly, MD followed by remarks by Dean David Perlmutter, MD. Both Powderly and Perlmutter reflected on the ICTS’ achievements during the past 15 years and mentioned future initiatives as the ICTS embarks on its fourth cycle of consecutive funding from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health. On May 12th, Washington University School of Medicine announced that they had received a $61 million grant from NCATS to support the infrastructure for developing and carrying out biomedical research studies. The funding supports the ICTS, which was established in 2007.

CTSA Program In Action Goals
Goal 1: Train and Cultivate the Translational Science Workforce
Goal 2: Engage Patients and Communities in Every Phase of the Translational Process
Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research Across the Human Lifespan
Goal 4: Innovate Processes to Increase the Quality and Efficiency of Translational Research, Particularly of Multisite Trials
Goal 5: Advance the Use of Cutting-Edge Informatics