Clinical Research

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    Columbia University

    The mission of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is to advance discoveries, knowledge, and innovation to improve human health across the lifespan for diverse populations in upper Manhattan and around the world. By mobilizing and connecting Columbia University’s researchers, we aim to create a seamless integration of community and academic partnerships. Our commitment to train a multi-faceted workforce, provide vital resources to researchers, and improve the efficiency of research processes, promotes the collaborative team science framework needed to translate research discoveries into effective interventions that address current and future health concerns.

    We provide over 70 different services and programs focused on education and training, seed funding, bioinformatics, biostatistics, clinical research, lifespan research and special populations, regulatory knowledge and bioethics, an off-site community facility and health informatics websites.
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    Tufts University Boston

    Are you a clinical research team member, obtaining informed consent from human research volunteers? Could you or your team use information on best practices and strategies for obtaining informed consent? Join Tufts CTSI for a blended synchronous/asynchronous workshop focused on providing hands-on practice consenting research participants. This training will take place in two parts. Part 1 of this

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    Harvard Medical School

    Designed as an introduction to industry funding mechanisms, this online course will focus on acquiring industry funding and the unique aspects of this process. The course highlights and differentiate between investigator-initiated research (IIR) and industry-sponsored research (ISR) initiatives, networking, mentorship, and communication. Course participants will receive helpful tips and hints from

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    Harvard Medical School
    Ceremony: Harvard Catalyst Research Day At our online ceremony, C/T Research Academy second-year trainees will present the results of their research projects as a capstone requirement, and first-year trainees will present their preliminary findings. Trainees who have completed the two-year program will each receive a certificate of completion. KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training
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    Children's Research Institute

    Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Children's National Hospital - NIAD Symposium! The two-day hybrid symposium will feature current research related to COVID-19 and Autoinflammatory/Neuroimmune. All are invited to attend! This annual symposium celebrates the partnership between Children’s National Hospital and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Established

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    2022 CLIC-Sponsored Hub-Hosted Un-Meeting

    The Genomic Information Commons (GIC) is an NCATS/NIH funded continuously updating, queryable, federated system enabling and promoting clinical and genomic research across eight pediatric hospitals. A GIC goal is to harmonize IT, regulatory and workflow components across sites for sharing genomic and phenotypic data (including EHR data on millions of patients), as well as biospecimen metadata on broadly consented cohorts.

    At this potentially transformative moment, GIC sites seek innovative and collaborative ideas from across the CTSA Consortium

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    Emory University
    Join us March 3-4, 2022, at Callaway Resort and Gardens as we bring together researchers from across the region to present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population-based research and build collaborative relationships. Featured talks Concurrent breakout sessions focused on rural health, COVID-19, health service delivery, health equity, development of
  • Cornelia Ann Smith’s severe chronic back pain disappeared almost as soon as the experimental spinal cord stimulator was activated in a procedure at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “I realized the device was helping me immediately,” the Calico Rock, Ark., resident said. Then, back home, it really began to sink in. “I was sitting on the couch, and I thought, ‘This is amazing

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    Emory University
    Hosted by the Georgia CTSA, the Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference, held at Callaway Resort & Gardens, March 3 - 4, 2022, brings together researchers from across the region to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative relationships. Clinical and/or translational researchers working across the southeast are invited to submit an
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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr

    TriNetX is a powerful tool for real-world research, putting millions of data points at your fingertips in minutes. But with great power comes great potential pitfalls. Spend time with two experienced members of the TriNetX team and a recent author from Penn State College of Medicine to learn how to maximize your chances for successful publication at every step along the journey, from query design

  • Inflammasomes were discovered in 2002, and almost 20 years later, the number of diseases for which the molecule has treatment implications continues to expand. “It’s amazing how the implications are growing to so many different diseases, whether it’s gout, heart disease, cancer or addiction,” said P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., VCU’s vice president for research and innovation. “Even more recently, in the
  • The toolkit comprises a set of power point slide sets (modules) intended to serve as a resource for persons delivering presentations aiming to heighten and facilitate older adult inclusion in clinical and translational research.
  • Our summer internship program mentor discusses her longstanding commitment to working with refugee, asylum seeker, and immigrant communities. Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc, is an instructor in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she is also associate director of the MGH Asylum Clinic at the Center for Global Health and principal investigator of the Neurodisparities and Health Justice
  • In March of 2020, the pandemic drove Coloradans to enter lockdown mode. This was no different for researchers on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The result was that research operations were completely shuttered unless they were related to COVID-19 or essential to patient care. A group of researchers from across the country wanted to learn how different institutions handled closing research down

  • With support from the CTSC, Diana Miglioretti started a pilot project leading to new discoveries that contribute to personalized medicine. Miglioretti is co-senior author of a new study that shows women 75 and older who have dense breasts are at higher risk of breast cancer. The research fills an information gap and could affect whether older women receive breast cancer screening mammography. Read
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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

  • Findings from a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine underscore the importance of early, intensive treatment for youth-onset type 2 diabetes. Phil Zeitler, MD, PhD, has been treating youth with type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years. He and a team of researchers published a paper today on the TODAY2 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the long-term complications

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    Harvard Medical School
    Please join us for Harvard Catalyst Research Day, where C/T Research Academy second-year trainees will present the results of their research projects as a capstone requirement, and first-year trainees will present their preliminary findings. Trainees who have completed the two-year program will each receive a certificate of completion. KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training program
  • 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

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    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Join two CTSA Program hubs and two NCI-designated cancer centers for a community and academic dialogue of trust and trustworthiness in research. Co-hosted by the VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Duke Cancer Institute. Keynote speaker: Rueben Warren, Ph.D., Tuskegee University
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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

  • Medical students from across the U.S. virtually participate in our annual summer c/t research internship program. This summer, students will fire up their computers and learn from Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers as part of our Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP). This annual program, offered by our Diversity Inclusion program, gives medical school students from across the U.S. the
  • Shelby Williams, BSN, RN, has been named the Director of Clinical and Translational Science Unit (CTSU) Rainbow at the University of Kansas Medical Center, effective July 6, 2021. Williams will direct the operations at CTSU Rainbow and supervise the CTSU nursing and research staff. She will also serve as a resource for the other Frontiers CTSUs at KUMC Fairway, KU Wichita, and Children's Mercy
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

    The Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry (MATR) is an organization of twins and their families who are willing to consider taking part in twin-based, health-related research. The MATR welcomes twins of any age, ethnicity, and zygosity (identical or fraternal), as well as higher order multiples such as triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets.

  • Some regions of the human genome where the DNA can fold into unusual three-dimensional structures called G-quadruplexes (G4s) show signs that they are preserved by natural selection. When G4s are located in the regulatory sequences that control how genes are expressed or in other functional, but non-protein-coding, regions of the genome, they are maintained by selection, are more common, and their
  • Alberto Ramos, M.D., M.S.P.H., Associate Professor of Neurology, CTSI KL2 Graduate, and Research Director of the Sleep Disorders Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was awarded a five-year $13 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the impact of obstructive sleep apnea on the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Hispanic adults.
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    The webcast describes methods for implementing data governance, ensuring data provenance and improving the ETL process

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    This webcast explores the importance of data standardization and warehousing for clinical research.
  • Congratulations to SC CTSI Clinical Research Informatics leadership team members Neil Bahroos, MBA, Daniella Meeker, PhD, and Juan Espinoza, MD on their stellar presentation at the annual CTSA Spring Meeting on April 14, 2021. Their virtual breakout session was so popular that attendance filled up and had to be capped. Bravo! Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are social and economic conditions

  • Among the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute's most important services to the research community are their support and tools (https://bit.ly/3qmjIb9) designed to help investigators overcome the all-too-familiar hurdle of clinical study recruitment. As a result, few people are more cognizant of the importance of participation in clinical research than the personnel of