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    North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS)

    Our mission is to develop and support a skilled research workforce, engage diverse stakeholders as active partners, develop innovative methods to address barriers to translating scientific findings, and incorporate cutting-edge informatics tools and methodologies in every aspect of translational research.

    We educate, fund, connect, and support research teams.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present considerable public health challenges in the United States and around the globe. One of the most puzzling is why many people who get over an initial and often relatively mild COVID illness later develop new and potentially debilitating symptoms. These symptoms run the gamut including fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog, anxiety, and gastrointestinal

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    The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will

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    The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will

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    University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will

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    University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will

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    MUSC Contributors – Diana Lee-Chavarria, Amanda Fortelney, Signe Denmark, Stephanie Gentilin, Clare Tyson, Royce Sampson, Tammy Loucks, Patrick Flume, Marc Chimowitz, Tanya Turan UNC Contributors – John Buse, Nicholas Shaheen, Andrea Carnegie, Laura Viera, Catherine Barnes Abstract Establishing clinical trial portfolios and building qualified study teams at health centers provides patients the

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    True innovation depends on identifying the right problem to solve. To streamline the process of identifying opportunities for innovation, FastTraCS has developed a virtual, scalable approach to rapidly identifying impactful clinical problems—creating a foundation for unmet need definition, validation and new product development. This approach eliminates the need for upfront clinical shadowing/

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    The Catalyze Program, established by NHLBI and run by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, transforms basic science discoveries into viable therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics. While the actual Catalyze Program is focused on products for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders, the information presented in these monthly seminars is foundational knowledge about product development

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) seeks a high-energy, service-oriented leader for the position of Director of the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE http://research.unc.edu/offices/human-research-ethics/). The OHRE is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of all research at UNC that involves human subjects. The OHRE oversees the planning, direction, and execution

  • John Baratta, MD, MBA helped start the UNC COVID Recovery Clinic—where patients can get help for their ongoing symptoms and doctors can gather valuable data. “We don’t have a lot of specific, scientific answers because it’s just all so new,” Baratta says. “Through research, that’s what we and others have to figure out.” To start finding answers for patients with "long COVID," the clinic team, with

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    Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a hereditary multisystem vascular disease of abnormal angiogenesis and the second most common hereditary bleeding disorder in the world. Harvard KL2 Scholar Hanny Al-Samkari, MD will describe the revolutionary potential of anti-angiogenic therapy in HHT and the evidence to date for systemic bevacizumab as a treatment for bleeding and anemia in HHT.

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    The opioid crisis response has largely overlooked multiple patient populations with complex opioid-related vulnerabilities, including older adults with cancer or dementia. Join Andrew Roberts, a CTSA KL2 Scholar who trained at UNC, for a presentation of findings from his work examining high-risk opioid use patterns and outcomes in older adult cancer survivors. He will also discuss future

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    The Data Manager is responsible for the complete data process: from design, to build, to quality control, to cleaning, and finally to archiving. In smaller research teams, this role may be absent or overlooked due to other pressing tasks, or may be parceled out as extra duties among team members. TraCS is hosting this training to help research teams develop better data managers. We will review

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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

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    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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    This interactive online workshop will provide an introduction to focus groups, a data collection method used in qualitative research. Topics covered will include focus group methodology, considerations for planning a focus group, development of focus group discussion guides, focus group facilitation skills, and tips for conducting virtual focus groups. Attendees will also participate in a mini

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    This interactive online workshop will focus on semi-structured interviewing, a data collection method used in qualitative research. Topics covered will include basics of semi-structured interviews, development of interview questions and probes, interviewing skills, and considerations for conducting virtual interviews. Participants will have the opportunity to practice developing interview

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    Join the NRP for their latest education session. Andrew Thorne, PharmD, MS and Justin Davis from the Investigational Drug Services (IDS) Pharmacy will be presenting on their new billing models. Presentation Topics Includes: Explain details of IDS billing model Define terms used in IDS billing model Respond to questions from research community regarding IDS billing Attendance at this event is

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    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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    Andrea Knittel's research focuses on the effects of the criminal legal system on women's reproductive transitions. This virtual presentation will highlight the methods and strategies used in recruiting women who have experienced incarceration and the people from their personal social networks. The Inclusive Science Program (ISP) at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS)

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    Join us as Pearman Parker, PhD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences presents the results from her KL2 project where she investigated the perceptions of cancer educational materials among young women breast cancer survivors. She will also discuss the results from an environmental scan of cancer educational materials for content and readability and present her next steps toward grant

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    Learn how to leverage the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) new translational grant funding programs to accelerate the development of your preclinical heart, lung, blood or sleep technology. The NHLBI recently launched the Catalyze program to empower and support translational research through a comprehensive suite of funding, technical services, training, and mentorship to

  • 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

  • Nephrotic Syndrome Rare Disease Clinical Research Network III (NEPTUNE)

    Focal and Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Minimal Change Disease, and Membranous Nephropathy, presenting as Nephrotic Syndrome (NS), are a group of rare renal diseases that may cause serious complications and end-stage kidney disease, generating significant individual, societal and economic burdens. The Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) brings together physician scientists at 26 sites in

  • Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network (MGNet)

    Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease that blocks the signal from nerve to muscle, producing weakness. The nature of the disease can range from isolated severe vision problems, like drooping eyelids or double vision, to profound general weakness leading to breathing muscle failure. Although the cause of MG is not known, the disease appears to vary based on several factors, including the

  • Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium (GDMCC)

    The Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium (GDMCC) focuses on several inherited and acquired disorders that cause thickened, infected secretions to accumulate in the upper and lower airways. Its work is conducted at eight clinical research sites across the United States and Canada. During the past 15 years, the consortium has made numerous advances that profoundly changed clinical

  • Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC)
    The Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC) focuses on three rare brain conditions: familial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM), Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS), and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). These disorders are poorly understood, costly to manage, and can cause serious complications such as hemorrhages, seizures, and problems with spinal cord, nerve or brain function. Over
  • 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