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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    University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH) is hosting their annual virtual SEARCH 2022—National Telehealth Research Symposium November 16-18, 2022. The 3-day conference will feature 70 speakers showcasing connected health initiatives, strategies, and partnerships, a broad scope of up-to-date telehealth research initiatives across the spectrum of healthcare delivery, research-focused educational programming, and promotion of telehealth policy and equity.

  • An Advocate at Heart, Actionability is a Cornerstone of Rose’s Research Program This article is a part of our Health Disparities Researcher Feature series. Dr. Johnie Rose didn’t grow up wanting to be a scientist. His interest in policy and quantitative analysis led him to study economics in college. Working in the health insurance industry before going to medical school and earning a PhD in
  • Individual Bias and its Impact on the Prevalence of Scientific Bias This article is a part of the DEI Resource Highlight series. Bias is defined as “prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually considered to be unfair.” One thing is certain, we all have biases. What happens when we’re not aware of those biases and we allow them to influence how we
  • The University Hospitals Williams T. Dahms, MD Clinical Research Unit is celebrating its 60th Anniversary of continuous federal funding and 60 years of being at the forefront of pioneering, life-saving discoveries. A New Clinical Research Unit: First opened on June 17th, 1962 in the Lakeside Building, Div. 55 South, with a grant of $3.3 million from the U.S. Department Health, Education and
  • On August 18th and 19th, the CTSC hosted a Department of Defense (DOD) themed Biomedical Research Symposium in the Wolstein Research Building at Case Western Reserve University. Based on the growing interest in a range of DOD-supported science areas, the symposium was divided into multiple sessions, covering a range of topics, from infectious disease to medical products for warfighter needs to
  • Re-examining Our Approach to Research: Translational Science Lessons from the Pandemic
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    Boston University Medical Campus

    Re-examining Our Approach to Research: Translational Science Lessons from the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the urgent need to employ research methodologies better suited to more effectively, efficiently and equitably move therapeutics, vaccines and other interventions from bench to bedside to community. Reflecting on lessons learned, this conference will focus on successes and

  • Jennifer L. Vincenzo, Ph.D., MPH, PT, recently became the first University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher to receive the national Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, which comes with $1 million over five years. The award will support Vincenzo’s work implementing a falls prevention strategy as a standard of care for all older adults attending

  • COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS SAY BETTER TREATMENT GUIDANCE COULD BE USEFUL FOR PATIENTS Penn State faculty are joining clinical researchers from across the country to study treatment approaches for acute rhinosinusitis, also called “sinusitis.” The condition is an inflammation of the nose and sinus passages most often caused by a viral or bacterial infection that affects one in seven U.S. adults each
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    University Of Michigan

    The Electronic Medical Record Search Engine (EMERSE) was installed at University Hospitals of Cleveland (UH) in 2021 by the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology (CICB), a collaboration between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and UH. At present, EMERSE contains indexed medical notes from 2018 through present for over 1.7 million UH patients. This presentation will discuss the

  • Nine UMass undergraduate students were recognized for their summer research internship work as part of an inaugural multi-campus collaboration. This internship program was developed to give students from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health & Health Sciences and the UMass Lowell Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences the experience in clinical research, and to provide insight into the rewards

  • In a June 13, 2022, JAMA Viewpoint article, Georgia CTSA investigator Carlos del Rio, MD, and his co-authors concluded, “Control of this growing international outbreak will require careful coordination among public health officials, clinicians, and the community to disseminate information, obtain appropriate diagnostic testing, implement contact tracing, and ensure that affected individuals and
  • CNBC: Grace McComsey, professor at the School of Medicine, discussed new research into “long COVID” in an effort to understand the mysterious condition. “You’ll be able to access a lot of data, lots of samples on patients that otherwise I can’t do from my own site. It will take me obviously a lot of time and a lot of resources that I don’t have,” McComsey said. Click here to continue reading this
  • Lack of Inclusive Data and Low Trust Remain Barriers to Advancement of Health Equity On Thursday, June 16, 2022, the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) hosted a REAL (Racial Equity and the Law) Talk webinar, titled Clinical Research Law and Policy, with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Gelise Thomas, Assistant Director, Strategic DEI & Health Disparities with the
  • Georgia CTSA Principal Investigator Andrés J. García, PhD, led a team of researchers who are moving a hopeful treatment for type 1 diabetes closer to the clinic. The results of their study using microgels have been published in Science Advances. Dr. García is the Petit Chair and Executive Director of Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and Regents' Professor in the George W. Woodruff
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    University of Virginia

    Dr. Azziza "Kemi" Bankole is a professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) and is the program director of the VTCSOM Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship program. Her research interests include schizophrenia in later life, dementia related agitation, and the use of sensor technology in older adults. Dr. Bankole is a co-principal investigator on the Behavioral and

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    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    In this webinar, the Vanderbilt Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC) Recruitment Materials Team will share their new Recruitment and Retention Materials Content + Design Toolkit. This toolkit is a resource for research teams to utilize to create participant recruitment and retention materials, as well as materials for clinician awareness/study referrals. It includes: 1) guidelines, recommendations

  • Research Assistant Professor Amanda Nguyen wins 2022 Translation Science Award and receives a grant to support her work with Cambodian community mental health.

  • The SC Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) at the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is planning a broad range of projects to support and improve clinical and translational research through renewal of a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science in the U. S. National

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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
    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

  • The object of this study was to compare the prognostic value of different methods of ankle-brachial index (ABI) calculation. From April 1998 to September 2008, we calculated the ABI in 1223 patients before coronary artery bypass grafting. The ABI was calculated according to five different calculation modes of the numerator.

  • A clinical trial at UC Davis Health and six other sites showed that a cellular therapy offers promise for patients with late-stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disorder causing muscle loss and physical impairments in young people.
  • UC Davis Health is partnering with Pfizer on two new clinical trials to test the COVID-19 booster vaccine in healthy adults. The UC Davis CTSC Clinical Research Center (CCRC) is providing professional patient care and research services to both clinical trials. It boasts a highly qualified staff who earned the Patient Safety Innovation Award in 2021 for supporting pioneering research on COVID-19
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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
  • LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team has found that while the coronavirus can create dangerous variants like delta and omicron, its ability to mutate has limits that should help drug and vaccine makers trying to thwart it. Drawing from global databases with millions of sequenced SARS-CoV-2 genomes, the multinational team, led by David Ussery, Ph.D., has
  • Assistant Professor and iTHRIV Scholar Julia Basso is using electroencephalography to record brain activity while studying the clinical utility of dance for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

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    Johns Hopkins University
    As a follow-up to the 2021 Un-Meeting: Exploring the Inclusion of Community Hospitals in Clinical Research, the CLIC Un-Meetings Team is hosting a webinar of a successful academic – community hospital partnership. Join Dr. Adrian Sandra Dobs, director of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network and professor of Medicine and Oncology, for a 20-minute live Zoom webinar on the topic of