translational research

  • 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
  • Emergency departments across the United States experienced a surge in opioid overdose cases during the pandemic. Now, a program at VCU Health aims to help those patients receive the treatment they need after they leave the emergency department. The new VCU Health Virtual Bridge Clinic creates a direct link between the emergency department and treatment programs for patients with opioid use
  • Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s 2021 Translational Science Fellowship summer program begins this week. Graduate and medical students are attending a highly interactive 10-session program to learn clinical and translational research skills, which they can apply to their own mentored research projects. The program is targeted at early-stage learners and includes training in
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    Sage Bionetworks, in collaboration with Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Mayo Clinic, will present NLPSandbox.io with Hongfang Liu, PhD and Thomas Schaffter, MSc, PhD. The CD2H NLP Sandbox is an open platform for benchmarking modular natural language processing (NLP) tools on both public and private datasets. Academics, students, and industry professionals are invited to browse the available
  • Hongfang Liu, PhD, leader of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Natural Language Processing (NLP) Subgroup, has created a process for extracting important variables from the free text or unstructured portion of the electronic health record (EHR). Liu’s process will allow researchers to test their algorithm on data provided by the N3C to see how well it can de-identify unstructured data
  • ‘One quick question’ was the reason Robert Meller, DPhil, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology, Morehouse School of Medicine, initially contacted the Georgia CTSA. Dr. Meller was preparing a grant proposal for a research project testing a new technology for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. His question led to discovering a wealth of Georgia CTSA resources available to support
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    The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the clinical research enterprises at the 60 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Hubs throughout the nation.

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    Introduction: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) created major disruptions at academic centers and health care systems globally. Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) fund hubs supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences which provide infrastructure and leadership for clinical and translational research at many such institutions.

  • The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the clinical research enterprises at the 60 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Hubs throughout the nation.

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    NIH Heal Award winner and University of Utah researcher Julie Fritz discusses her expertise on musculoskeletal and back pain on the heels of winning being awarded the NIH HEAL Award grant.

  • Tufts CTSI Translational Research Day 2021 is Tuesday, April 27, 9AM-3PM, live and online via Zoom.
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    Tufts University Boston

    You are invited to attend an exciting live, online event on Tuesday, April 27, 9:00AM-3:00PM. We hope you and your colleagues will join us for Translational Research Day 2021: Translational Research across the Spectrum. We will celebrate research that spans translational phases and leads to important discoveries like the COVID-19 vaccines. Our first fully-online Translational Research Day will

  • A trainee in our CT Research Academy broadens her research career in pulmonary hypertension and expands her connections to others in the field. A pulmonary vascular disease fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Jenna McNeill, MD, is a trainee in our Clinical and Translational Research Academy, a two-year advanced training that offers a pathway to conduct independent research for early
  • A clinical fellow in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital learns to navigate launching a research career in gastroenterology as part of Harvard Catalyst's Clinical/Translational Research Academy. Lauren Veit Collen, MD, is a clinical fellow in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital. Since 2019, she has participated in our two
  • Melissa A. Haendel, PhD, has been named Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a newly created position responsible for transforming the campus use of information and information systems to accelerate biomedical discoveries, streamline health system operations, and continuously improve patient care. The CRIO office will lead efforts to
  • Researchers like Susan Mohammed study the formation and functioning of teams, a field called team science. Team science is essential because understanding team dynamics strengthens team member unity. The application of team science tools and techniques builds strong team foundations for success. Mohammed, a professor of psychology, provides team science consultations to Penn State research teams
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    Adopting a Population Health Strategy to Aggressively Reduce Cardiovascular Risk: It Works in Rural Communities Too! Sam Cykert, MD will describe how implementation of the Heart Health Now study affected cardiovascular risk when applied to high-risk patients in 219 practices across North Carolina. Half of these practices were in rural areas and a quarter of high-risk patients were Black. The

  • This course will fulfill an unmet educational need and provide you with valuable knowledge to be successful in developing therapies and expediting scientific discovery to patients. Ultimately, this course will enable you to contribute to life saving developments that improve the quality of life. This course will change your approach to medicine and innovation. The information is critical for

  • This course will fulfill an unmet educational need and provide you with valuable knowledge to be successful in developing therapies and expediting scientific discovery to patients. Ultimately, this course will enable you to contribute to life saving developments that improve the quality of life. This course will change your approach to medicine and innovation. The information is critical for

  • In a new study, the Evaluation and Continuous Improvement (ECI) team of the Georgia CTSA evaluated publications characterized as Big Splashes with immediate impact and publications with Ripple Effects over time, to understand how Georgia CTSA-supported research is ‘making waves’ that can accelerate translation. Previous systematic evaluations of the Georgia CTSA’s publication portfolio revealed a

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    University Of Southern California
    Unconscious bias affects translational research, scientific and operational principles underlying each step of the translational process, and ultimately individual and public health. With respect to racial data, algorithmic bias built into predictive models and re-presented via equity dashboards may yield unintended second-order consequences that subjugate planned first-order intentions. Join your
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    University Of Southern California

    The transgender community faces systemic barriers to health care access, which leads to increased health disparities. Join your colleagues to discuss how to create a more affirming, welcoming environment in research and care. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this seminar you will be able to: • List terms and definitions around gender identity • Explain overall health disparities in the

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    What information is most needed by patients and providers to make informed health care decisions? Learn from experts in risk evaluation and evidence synthesis about Methods for Prioritizing Research in Comparative Effectiveness Research.

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    In the first section, lectures cover potential sources of bias that can occur at all stages of research, and how to mitigate their impact on findings. The second section focuses on analysis of data in biomedical research, its presentation, statistical testing and conclusions.

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    This course introduces the mission and processes of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR). It demonstrates approaches to formulating and writing research questions and hypotheses appropriate to CTR.

  • On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) honored Florencia Gonzalez with their Research Recognition Award for her “commitment to improving the health of diverse populations through research.” The virtual ceremony, called A Time for Change, recognized leaders in the field of aging who share NHCOA’s commitment to Hispanic older adults. Gonzalez is co-director of

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    Association for Clinical and Translational Science
    The development of health and biological response to treatment varies by age, yet many studies still fail to incorporate the dimension of time into their research. In January 2019 the National Institutes of Health adopted the Inclusion across the Lifespan Policy mandating that “individuals of all ages, including children and older adults, must be included in all human subjects research (45 CFR 46)
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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute presents "Collaboration Across Disciplines" at its next Translational Science Seminar Series webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 15. Jessica Ericson, M.D., and Winnie Adebayo, Ph.D., will present the webinar. Both are part of a research project evaluating the public’s knowledge and acceptance of health messaging related to COVID-19, such as
  • The Community and Stakeholder Engagement Program at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute works to promote and facilitate the development of long-lasting and meaningful research partnerships between clinical and translational researchers and diverse stakeholders from across North Carolina. When implemented with planning and open-mindedness, community and

  • The gut is an unusually noisy place, where hundreds of species of bacteria live alongside whatever microbes happen to have hitched a ride in on your lunch. Scientists have long suspected that the gut’s immune system, in the face of so many stimuli, takes an uncharacteristically blunt approach to population control and protection from foreign invaders—churning out non-specific antibodies with broad
  • For people with rheumatoid arthritis, life is a little like sailing. On clear days with no symptoms, everything works exactly as it should; when a storm rolls in and symptoms flare up, even simple tasks become painfully difficult. But while literal storms are easy to forecast, arthritis flares tend to strike with no rhyme or reason.