Research

  • The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) has developed comprehensive Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) resources to support the translational research process. A recent publication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science describes the essential role of stakeholder engagement in the evolution of the UW ICTR Community and Collaboration

  • The iTHRIV Research Data Commons is a new solution that provides health researchers and data stewards with a single interface to manage, share and use research data throughout its lifecycle, from initial design and approval through data collection and analysis, and ultimately publication. The product facilitates access while enhancing compliance, making it a win for both research teams and

  • A leader in Informatics and creator of Harvard Catalyst Profiles discusses his innovative work to make COVID-19 research data available to the world. Griffin Weber, MD, PhD is the co-faculty lead for Harvard Catalyst’s Informatics team. He’s an associate professor of medicine and biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where he directs
  • Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and affects more than 10 million people around the world. To better understand the origins of the disease, researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed an integrative approach, combining experimental and computational methods, to understand how individual proteins may

  • The brain accounts for only about 2% of our body’s weight, however it utilizes up to 20% of the body’s energy which is mostly delivered through the blood circulation of oxygen and nutrients. The brain, therefore needs a constant and consistent supply of blood and well-functioning blood vessels. Neurological pathologies, such as Alzheimer’s disease have a connection with impaired blood vessel

  • When you’re solving a challenging math problem, you know your brain is working hard. But what, exactly, is going on in there? Despite decades of research into math teaching and learning, there is still much to learn about how specific brain functions are tied to math skills.

  • As a pediatrician, Dr. Steven Hicks understands how invasive testing like drawing blood can be traumatic for a child. And as a pediatrician, he also understands the importance of limiting subjectivity in diagnosing certain conditions. As a researcher, Hicks decided to do something about both. He researches the use of spit to assist doctors in diagnosing conditions related to brain development
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    Introduction: In March 2020 academic medical center (AMC) pharmacies were compelled to implement practice changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes were described by survey data collected by the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program which were interpreted by a multi-institutional team of AMC pharmacists and physician investigators.

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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Penn State Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) hosts its virtual Smart Health Research Colloquium from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on April 28. Registration is required here. Kal Pasupathy, faculty member in the Mayo College of Medicine and the Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Deliver, will present “Informatics and Data Science: Enhancing Health and Care Delivery through Learning
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    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Stanford Medicine’s Research Participation services has developed the Participant Engagement Platform (PEP) as a way of offering and managing “honest broker” outreach, such as Direct Email and Epic MyChart. The Research Participation team (honest broker) sends the study invitation to potential participants (identified via EHR cohort search) on behalf of the study team. Only when a potential

  • Four University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health investigators have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS), in recognition of their excellence and outstanding performance in support of clinical and translational research. The recipients were nominated by a committee based in the UW Institute for Clinical and

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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute presents “Enhanced Models of Translating Research to Policymakers" at its next Translational Science Seminar Series webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on April 15. In this seminar, Taylor Scott will address how a comprehensive science translation strategy includes researcher interactions in addition to effective science communication and
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    Harvard Medical School

    This online course is designed to give the researcher who might be new to imaging a better understanding of the current and future capabilities of common modalities for characterizing the brain, as well as information on relevant practical considerations. The technologies discussed in this course are: Electroencephalogram (EEG) Magnetoencephalogram (MEG) Functional near-infrared spectroscopy

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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Penn State Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) hosts its virtual Smart Health Research Colloquium from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on April 7. Registration is required here. Pratik J. Parikh, professor and chair of industrial engineering at University of Louisville, will present “Trauma Care: Approaches for Provision of Prompt and Definitive Care.” Starting with the typical process of how
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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present "Opportunities and Limitations in Microbiome Association Analysis" at its next Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series from 4 to 5 p.m. on March 30. The Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series features statisticians and methodologists from multiple Penn State departments. Xiang Zhan, associate professor of
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    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dennis Hopkinson, M.D., traveled to Kigali on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2018 where he taught at the University of Rwanda. The hospitalist at VCU Health and assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine collaborated with local Kigali researchers on multiple projects while he was there, and work has continued remotely. Join Hopkinson for a presentation of his research into
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    Harvard Medical School
    Attend an information session to learn more about our KL2/CMeRIT program, which offers advanced training through educational activities and mentored research for senior fellows and junior faculty in clinical and translational research. An information session will be held via Zoom February 23 from 12:00-1:00pm. Additionally information can be found on our website.
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    University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    Malawi has the highest cervical cancer burden in the world—at least partly attributable to the low use of screening services. Join Corrina Moucheraud, a CTSA KL2 Scholar, to discuss her work that includes qualitative interviews with Malawian women and men and clinical and implementation data from “screen and treat” programs. She will highlight new findings about the complex and multi-level factors

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    University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    TraCS Regulatory invites academic researchers, scientists, study coordinators, and students engaged in clinical research/clinical trials to the Clinical Protocol Development Workshop. This two-day workshop will provide attendees with knowledge, tools, and resources to aid in the development of a scientific protocol for a clinical research study. There will be time for questions at the end of each

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    University Of Michigan

    Please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/3pUUU8q All are welcome to virtually attend; please share this announcement widely! Abstract: Funding opportunities for Research on Evaluation (RoE) often appear to be few and far between. However, the Faster Forward Fund (3F) is one example that offers hope to RoE die-hards that funding opportunities do indeed exist! Started by Michael Scriven, 3F

  • Models of Disease Boot Camp: "Clinical fellows are returning to labs to pursue basic and translational research after a long clinical hiatus, only to find different questions being asked, different problems identified, and with new tools." Six years ago, when Deepak Atri, MD, last worked in a research lab, few knew much about CRISPR-Cas9. But returning to research this past July at Brigham and
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    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    This webinar presents scholarly research conducted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine examining trends in protocol design practice and their impact on clinical trial performance and quality. In particular, the webinar will explore innovative approaches being used to leverage patient and study volunteer input and experience to modify protocol

  • The researchers and study teams that make clinical research happen at Virginia Commonwealth University have gone above and beyond this year. They worked quickly to adapt ongoing research. They started new studies hoping to contribute to knowledge of COVID-19. They joined national and international studies. And they continued their important research on all the other diseases that didn’t take a
  • How research is conducted is an important topic. Scientists must balance several principles when conducting research with humans. According to the National Institutes of Health, these principles include scientific validity, independent review of the research, and making sure that participants are properly informed before participating. Answers to the scientist's research question should contribute
  • Working towards a cure for HIV requires many things, including tenacity, determination, and collaboration. Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD – an immunologist in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine – is well-equipped to meet this challenge. Learn more about how Goonetilleke is changing the trajectory of HIV with research support from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC

  • What does a scientist look like? Whose face comes to mind? Meet 10 young scientists from across the country pursuing careers in biomedical research! #FaceOfScience is diverse, fresh, bold, unique and unapologetic! Join us today on #NationalSTEMDay to celebrate diversity in STEM and re-envision #WhatAScientistLooksLike. What:The Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) is a network of institutions
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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces its Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Research Methods Seminar Series schedule for the fall 2020 semester. The Research Methods Seminar Series features fundamental subjects in the fall and advanced topics in the spring semester. Statisticians and methodologists from multiple Penn State departments present these
  • Doctors may soon be able to more accurately diagnose concussions by measuring the number of certain molecules in a person’s saliva, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The results of a recent clinical study confirmed that a patient’s spit may be used to aid concussion diagnosis in a non-invasive, non-biased fashion. Researchers analyzed the saliva of more than 500 study
  • The machines are learning. But that’s OK, because Amy Olex, M.S., is there to teach them. The senior bioinformatics specialist at the Wright Center is extracting de-identified information from troves of clinical notes so that health researchers at VCU and VCU Health can create meaningful studies and bring research results to patients more quickly. Natural language processing (NLP) is her specialty
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    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Implementing your research project within an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is an exciting but complex endeavor that requires specialized tools and approaches. This talk will unpack what dedicated teams of informaticians have pioneered over the past decade. It will help the researcher understand a path forward for their research protocols. The talk addresses key differences between