News Items

New RFA for CCTS Pilot Grant Program, LOI Due Sep 30

 

RFA for CCTS KL2 Scholar Program, NEW DATE: Due Oct 17

 

Vice Chancellor for Research Areas of Excellence Award Program

 

Online courses – Ethics in Clinical Research and Informatics for the Clinical Investigator

 

C3 Fall Institute for Academic/Community Partnerships: Application Due Sep 8 (NEW DATE)

 

Session and Poster Proposals for Conference of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Due Sep 26

 

NIH Internet Course: Intro to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

 

 

Save the Date

AHRQ 2011 Annual Conference: Sep 18-21

CCTS High-Throughput Symposium: Sep 22

Advocate Healthcare Annual Conference: Sep 22

Biomedical Health Informatics Colloquia begins: Sep 26

CCTS Translational Research Seminar Series begins: Sep 27

Fall CCTS Distinguished Lecture: Oct 12

New training modules for Clinical Research Personnel: Oct 2011

Bridging the Gap - Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities: Oct 26

 

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From UIC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, 09-01-2011

View on the web at: http://illinois.edu/emailer/newsletter/16108.html

 

The CCTS is pleased to share with you upcoming research-related events, both on- and off-campus, and news of interest. You can always find the latest on our Calendar of Events, at http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/3568.

 

We have added new ways for you to keep up-to-date with the UIC CCTS.  You can follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/UIC_CCTS) and “Like” us on Facebook (http://go.uic.edu/UIC_CCTS_Facebook).  We plan to share info about events, news from NIH, links to our stories, and more.


Dept of Psychology

Leptin and the Distributed Neural Control of Food Intake

Harvey Grill, PhD, Professor, Univ of Pennsylvania

Thursday, Sep 1, 4 – 5 pm

Rm 4289, SEL, 840 W Taylor

 

Please join us for refreshments before the seminar. Host is Dr Mitchell Roitman, Dept of Psychology. Contact Bernadette Fredricks at bfred@uic.edu with any questions. Learn more about the speaker at: http://www.psych.upenn.edu/people/grill.


REACH Professional Development Workshop

Navigating the UIC Research System

Luis R. Vargas, Executive Director, OVCR Office of Research Services
Tony Halford, Program Coordinator - Research Development, OVCR Office of Research Services

Tuesday, Sep 6, 12 noon – 1 pm

Rm 2175, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott

 

This presentation will provide a broad overview of the resources, services, policies and tools of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) as relates to grant proposal submissions. This will include an introduction to web-based resources for finding funding as well as a step-by-step review of the process for submitting a grant at UIC. This is the first in a series of three grant-focused presentations: Oct 4 at noon (COMRB 2175), OPRS will discuss the human subjects section in grants; Nov 1 at noon (COMRB), ORS will discuss grant budgeting and budget justification. Light lunch will be provided. Sponsored by

CCTS REACH and OVCR Office of Research Services.


Dept of Pharmacology Seminar Series

Deciphering the Fate Decisions of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Fei Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Wednesday, Sep 7, 12 noon – 1 pm

Moss Auditorium, Rm 1020, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott

 

Please join us for the second in the Fall 2011 Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series, hosted by Asrar Malik.


CCTS and Cancer Center

REDCap 102 Training Session

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2 – 4 pm

Rm 5175, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott

 

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online databases for the collection and entry of research data. The program was developed by staff at Vanderbilt University in 2004 in order to help researchers manage data for small/medium sized projects in a systematic manner (metadata defined, secure, audit trails, etc). The system is continually up-dated and enhanced by the Project REDCap team at Vanderbilt. This version of REDCap is maintained by the UIC Design and Analysis Core, and is offered as a free service to UIC health investigators, faculty, and staff. This two-hour session presented by Heather Kim will explore some of the more advanced capabilities of REDCap, including:  Form Re-use with Longitudinal Structure; Project Calendar; Defining Events; Linking Forms; and Creating Participant Schedules. Note: REDCap 101 is a prerequisite for REDCap 102. Registration is now closed, watch for future REDCap Training sessions.


Department of Bioengineering Seminar

Title: TBA

Ao Ma, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Friday, Sep 9, 12 noon – 1 pm

236 SEO, 851 S Morgan

 

Sponsored by Jie Liang. Read more about the speaker: http://www.experts.scival.com/einstein/expert.asp?u_id=978.


Dept of Pharmacology and CCTS

Translational Science: What is it and how can it improve human health

Kalpana Merchant, PhD, CSO, Translational Science, Eli Lilly & Company

Wednesday, Sep 14, 12 noon – 1 pm

Moss Auditorium, Rm 1020, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott

 

Hosted by Randal Skidgel. Read more about the speaker: http://go.uic.edu/KalpanaMerchant.


Graduate College

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Info Sessions

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2 – 3 pm

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2 – 3 pm

Rm 650, University Hall, 601 S Morgan

 

Each summer and fall, the Fellowships Office of the UIC Graduate College provides regular information sessions for students applying to the U.S. Fulbright Student Program and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. You must register online to attend an information session. Each session has twenty seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, visit: http://grad.uic.edu/cms/?pid=1000487.


CCTS REACH Program and the UIC Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research

Health Outcomes Seminar:New Paradigms for Risk Stratification for Sudden Cardiac Death

Jeffrey J. Goldberger, MD, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute

Thursday, Sep 15, 12 noon – 1 pm

Rm 2175, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott

 

For more information, contact birutep@uic.edu, or visit: http://go.uic.edu/HOSSFall2011.


Center for Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED@Chicago)

Coalition Meeting

Steven Rothschild, MD, Rush University

Thursday, Sep 15, 1 – 4 pm

DHSP Building, 1640 W Roosevelt, 1st floor auditorium

 

SAVE THE DATE! Light refreshments & networking - 1:00 PM, Meeting - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. An agenda, with parking and travel directions will follow. For more info, contact us at: CEED@Chicago, 312-413-0507.


Department of Bioengineering Seminar

Title: TBA

William O’Neill, PhD, Professor, UIC Dept of Bioengineering

Friday, Sep 16, 12 noon – 1 pm

236 SEO, 851 S Morgan

 

Sponsored by Jie Liang. Read more about the speaker: http://www.experts.scival.com/uic/expert.asp?n=William+D+Oneill&u_id=1599.


News Items

New RFA for CCTS Pilot Grant Program, Letter of Intent Due Sep 30

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) announces the availability of pilot grant funding for Fall 2011. The CCTS Pilot Grant program started in 2006 and is designed to provide funding for trainees, new investigators, and other researchers that will increase the competitiveness of extramural proposals and increase the number of investigators motivated to conduct clinical and translational research. Letter of Intent is required, due by noon on Friday, Sep 30. Read more at: http://go.uic.edu/CCTSPilotGrantRFA.

 

RFA for CCTS KL2 Scholar Program, NEW DATE: Due Oct 17

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Scholars Award to support the research efforts and career development of clinician scientists dedicated to patient-oriented research.  Award will support clinical research training and career development for individuals in clinical disciplines and professions, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, and physical and occupational therapy. We intend to select up to two Scholars in this round and expect to announce the selection by November 15, 2011. The entire contents of the RFA and the application can be found directly at http://go.uic.edu/KL2.

 

Vice Chancellor for Research Areas of Excellence Award Program

This program is based upon OVCR’s 2010 Strategic Goals and Mission Statement which proposed an investment strategy targeted to scholarly themes - specifically, those poised to capitalize upon UIC’s unique strengths and opportunities and thereby achieve national distinction. The themes are: Biomedical and Health Science Discovery; Community Disparities; and Urban Resilience and the Global Environment. Funding is designed to (a) stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration; (b) maximize the extramural leveraging potential of established areas of expertise, and (c) solidify existing impactful programs.  To be funded by this program, projects must demonstrate the potential to create trajectories leading toward recognized national research prominence. First cycle requires Letter of Intent by 9/15/2011. Read more: http://go.uic.edu/VCR_Areas_of_Excellence.

 

Online courses – Ethics in Clinical Research and Informatics for the Clinical Investigator

UIC offers a variety of courses on the practice of research, including these online courses in the Fall 2011 semester. Ethics in Clinical Research (MHPE 512) is taught by Dr. Tim Murphy, COM, 08/22 – 12/02/2011. Topics include key ethical issues involved in conducting research with human subjects, including informed consent, confidentiality, access and equity.  If interested, contact Birute Petrauskas (birutep@uic.edu, or 312-413-5429). Must have student status to enroll in this course.

 

Informatics for the Clinical Investigator (BHIS 509) is taught by Dr. Andrew Boyd, AHS during the Fall B Session (10/17 – 12/02/2011). The goal of the course is to introduce the trends and best practices in informatics and information science to support the clinical trials and the collection and management of biomedical and health information for clinical research.   The field is called Clinical Research Informatics: the nexus between biomedical informatics and clinical research. The course will cover best practices in informatics, theory of informatics, and hands on use of clinical research informatics tools. Previous knowledge about clinical trials is strongly recommended.   Contact Dr. Boyd (boyda@uic.edu) for additional information or questions.

 

C3 Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Fall Institute for Academic/Community Partnerships: Application Due Sep 8 (NEW DATE)

This institute is a product of a partnership with the community engagement and research cores of the three Chicago CTSAs including our own UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (NUCATS) and the University of Chicago's Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM). One important goal of the Chicago Consortium for Community Engagement (C3) is to work together to enhance the research capacity of each institution.  The Fall Institute represents our most recent effort to achieve this goal. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thurs, Sep 8.

Read more at: http://go.uic.edu/C3_CBPR_Institute.

 

Session and Poster Proposals for 15th Anniversary Conference of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Due Sep 26

A growing network of community-campus partnerships – striving to solve our most pressing health, social, environmental and economic challenges – will convene Apr 18-21, 2012 in Houston, TX for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s 15th Anniversary Conference. Whether you are directly involved in community-based participatory research, service-learning or other community-campus partnerships – or are working to ensure the conditions are in place for such partnerships to thrive – the conference is designed to challenge and inspire you! Read more at: http://go.uic.edu/CCPH2012.

 

NIH Internet Course: Intro to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

NIH offers a free, non-credit course on the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research via the internet - "live" or through video archives. The course will run from October 17, 2011 through March 13, 2012. Certificate awarded upon completion. Registration is open through Oct 7 to Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR): http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/training/ippcr/info.html.

 

Save the Date:

AHRQ 2011 Annual Conference: Leading Through Innovation & Collaboration – September 18-21

AHRQ’s 2011 Annual Conference will be held September 18-21 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  In keeping with the conference theme, “AHRQ: Leading Through Innovation & Collaboration,” our event will emphasize how AHRQ is leading change in addressing today’s challenges in improving access to care and its quality and cost, as well as partnering with others at the forefront of these issues.  We are confident this will be another AHRQ event that you will not want to miss.  We hope that you will be able to join us!  For more details, including information on how to register, visit http://capconcorp.com/AHRQ/.

 

CCTS High-Throughput Symposium: September 22

UIC's CCTS is sponsoring a translational technology symposium on all aspects of High-Throughput Screening (HTS). Four distinguished researchers will reflect on the use of HTS in developing therapeutics against infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer Read more at: http://go.uic.edu/HTSSymposium2011. Questions? Contact Bernie Santarsiero, ttrc@uic.edu, 312-413-0339. Register by Friday, Sep 16: http://www.srl.uic.edu/seminars/HTSsymposium.cfm.

 

Advocate Healthcare 8th Annual Conference, Achieving Excellence in Clinical Research: September 22

Advocate is pleased to announce details on its upcoming 8th annual Achieving Excellence in Clinical Research: Scientific, Ethical and Operational Considerations conference to be held Thursday, September 22nd at McDonald's Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL. Hot Topics with Nationally Recognized Plenary Speakers include: “Advances in Women’s Health Research: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going”, with Vivian W. Pinn, MD, Associate Director for Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health; “The Next Imperative: Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Research”, with Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA, Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and “The Phantom Fetus: The Politics of a Duty to Future Children”, with R. Alta Charo, JD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. For full conference program and registration information, visit: http://www.advocatehealth.com/seminars#achieving.  Please make sure to register soon as space is limited. For questions, call:   847-723-2164.

 

Biomedical Health Informatics Colloquia begins: Sep 26

William O’Neill, PhD, Prof in Bioengineering, is the first speaker in the 2011-2012 Biomedical Health Informatics Colloquia, on Mon, Sep 26.  The purpose of the colloquia is two-fold: to provide a forum for presenting current & ongoing research and to help connect researchers with one another. For more information, visit: http://go.uic.edu/BHIC.

 

CCTS Translational Research Seminar Series begins: Sep 27

Mary Jo LaDu, PhD, a recipient of a CCTS Pilot Grant, kicks off the 2011-2012 series, on Tues, Sep 27. For more information, visit: http://go.uic.edu/CCTSSeminars.

 

Fall CCTS Distinguished Lecture: Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD - October 12

The CCTS is pleased to have Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD, as our Fall 2011 Distinguished Lecturer. Dr Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The lecture will be held Wednesday, Oct 12 at 11 am in the Moss Auditorium, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott. More details to follow.

 

Clinical Research Personnel – New training modules – October 14, 21, and 28

Coming in October – new training modules tailored for Clinical Research Personnel responsible for clinical research studies. This is being organized by CCTS, OVCR and the UIC Clinical Research Forum. Mark the dates (October 14, 21, and 28, 2011).  Program descriptions and registration details will be available soon.

 

Bridging the Gap - Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities: Oct 26

This event, sponsored by the U of I Medical Center, COM – Dept of Surgery, Access Community Health Network, UIC Hispanic Center of Excellence, and UIC Urban Health Program, will discuss this critical topic at the UIC Forum on Wednesday, Oct 26, 9 am – 4 pm. This event will be CME accredited. More details to follow. Please contact Arlin Ospina, aaldab1@uic.edu for more information.

 

The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is supported by Award Number UL1RR029879 from the National Center for Research Resources. The work of the Center is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health. Any publication on research or projects supported by the CCTS should make reference to the grant (information above).

 

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