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Call for Abstracts: Translational Science 2015 - Due January 20

Monday, November 17, 2014 -

Translational Science 2015, sponsored by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR), will be held from April 16-18, 2015 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  This meeting is now accepting abstracts for consideration from all levels of training, including:

  • Pre-Doctoral Trainee (TL1 Scholar)
  • Pre-Doctoral Trainee (T31, F32, Foundation, Intramural or other)
  • Post-Doctoral Trainee (T32, F32, Foundation, IDEA, Intramural awards)
  • KL2 or IDEA Funded Scholar
  • K-Funded Scholar
  • Mid-Career and Senior Scientists
  • Education/Career Development

Categories for abstract submission include:

  • Best Practices/Resources
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trial
  • Ethics
  • Health Services Research
  • Methodology
  • Outcomes Research
  • Mechanistic Basic to Clinical

Distinct categories have been developed for those submitting under the Education/Career Development distinction which include the following:

  • Collaboration/Team Science
  • Education/Program Innovation
  • Mentoring
  • Career Development

Submit your presentation abstract to the Translational Science 2015 Abstract Submission site by Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  You must register to attend Translational Science 2015 in order to have your poster accepted.  Registration for the meeting will open in the next few weeks.

Call for Applications: Mixed Methods Research Training in Health Sciences - Due December 15

Monday, November 17, 2014 -

Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln are jointly offering this NIH-funded Mixed Methods Research Training Program for Health Sciences.  Program scholars will have the opportunity to enhance their mixed method research skills through a state-of-the-art training program including interactive webinars, working with nationally recognized mixed methods mentors and consultants, and attending a summer retreat.  This program is conducted remotely except for the summer retreat.

Summer retreat: June 15-18, 2015
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

For eligibility requirements and application instructions, please email mixedmethods@hms.harvard.edu.

Chicago Biomedical Consortium Announces $3 Million Infrastructure Initiative

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC), a partnership between the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, is announcing a $3 million Infrastructure Initiative.  The Initiative builds upon the Open Access Initiative that gives CBC researchers access to core facility instrumentation and expertise at each other's institutions with no additional "outsider" cost.  The Infrastructure Initiative provides each university $1 million to acquire novel, state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation to be shared under the Open Access Initiative.

Learn more about the three Infrastructure Initiative projects receiving CBC funding>

NUCATS Welcomes RIC's Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer to Institute's Leadership Team

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

The NUCATS Institute welcomes Richard Lieber, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), to the Institute's leadership team.  Dr. Lieber will serve as the Associate Director for Rehabilitation at NUCATS.  In this month's Director's Message, Dr. Lieber introduces himself and RIC's research efforts to the NUCATS community.  

Highlights include:

  • Searle Rehabilitation Research Center
  • Biomedical engineering and rehabilitation robotics
  Read Director's Message>

NUCATS Graduate KL2 Scholar Awarded NIH Grant to Continue Studying "SuperAgers"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

Emily Rogalski, PhD, Research Associate Professor in Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC), and her research team were awarded a five-year, $2.28 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to continue studying people over 80 with exceptional memory, called "SuperAgers".  Dr. Rogalski was supported by a NUCATS Institute KL2 award for her work focusing on neuroimaging with structural MRI scans of individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a type of dementia where one's language abilities deteriorate.  By examining this information, strong brain-behavior correlations were identified.  Her findings detected unique areas of cortical thinning within the language network associated with performance on different aspects of language: word production rate, repetition, sentence grammaticality and word comprehension.  This next phase of research, funded by the NIH's National Institute on Aging, involves her research team following a larger cohort of exceptional elderly for the rest of their lives.  The scientists hope to identify possible treatment avenues for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia with their findings. 

Read more>  

NUCATS Awards Four FSM Researchers with Pilot Program Funding

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

Congratulations to Jacqueline Greene, MD, 3rd year resident in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Brian Layden, MD/PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine-Endocrinology, Linda Laux, MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics-Neurology, and Chisu Song, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in Medicine-Infectious Disease, on their Pilot Program awards.  The NUCATS Pilot Program is designed to accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address small, but critical gaps in clinical and translational work that is too preliminary or speculative to compete for external funding.  The Pilot Program awards up to $10,000 and has three application deadlines that will be repeated annually.  In this interview, the awardees discuss their research projects and how the NUCATS Pilot Program will help advance their study. 

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C3 Symposium Examines Community Health Research and Honors Community and Academic Research Collaborations

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

On October 10, 2014, over 200 community and academic partners participated in a city-wide symposium hosted by the Chicago Consortium for Community Engagement (C3) titled "Building Health Equity through Community Engaged Research throughout Chicago."  The event included a panel discussion and interactive breakout sessions for examining key issues in community health research in Chicago, and a poster session featuring partnerships and research across Chicagoland for networking and dissemination.  In tribute to the late Dr. Steve Whitman, renowned social epidemiologist, humanitarian, and social justice advocate, an award was given to honor his memory and work to the top poster.  The award honored a collaboration between Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern's Ruchi Gupta, MD/MPH, and her team on 'Empowering Students with Asthma in Chicago Schools through Photovoice and Videovoice.'  One of the honorable mentions also went to a Northwestern team focusing on the work of Strengthening Chicago's Youth.  The C3 network connects and leverages the resources of Chicagoland academic and community partners including the community engagement programs of Chicago Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Institutes at University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago

Learn more about the C3 network> 

Creator of MSCI Health Measurement Course Receives Prestigious Award on Patient-Reported Health Outcomes

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

Congratulations to David Cella, PhD, Chair of Medical Social Sciences, for receiving the John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize by the Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust at the International Society of Quality of Health conference in Rio de Janeiro on October 6, 2014.  The award honors Dr. Cella as a leader in the development, promotion and education of patient-reported outcome measures.  Dr. Cella has used his expertise in this field to create the NUCATS Institute's Introduction to Health Measurement Science (MSCI 401) course in the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) program.  The course teaches medical residents, fellows and junior faculty members about methodological issues regarding the design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of health measures. 

Read more about Dr. Cella's prestigious award> 

NUCATS Point of Contact for Study Budget Negotiation

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

With a name, a face, and contact information, you'll be able to connect with NUCATS better than ever.  This month get to know...

Kelsey Richey
Financial Specialist 2

Meet Kelsey Richey, NUCATS Point of Contact for study budget negotiation in the NUCATS Institute's Center for Clinical Research.  If you would like assistance preparing and negotiating your study budget, Kelsey is your contact.

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NUCATS Spotlight: MSCI Student - Kunal Karmali, MD

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

NUCATS highlights Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) student, Kunal Karmali, MD, fellow in Medicine-Cardiology and T32 postdoctoral research fellow in Preventive Medicine.  In his interview, Kunal discusses his primary research interest in the role of cardiovascular risk prediction algorithms in guiding cardiovascular prevention practices and how his mentors at Northwestern played a role in his research education and career. 

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Galter Health Sciences Library Welcomes Digital Innovations Librarian to the Team

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

Please join the NUCATS Institute in welcoming Violeta Ilik, MLIS, to the Galter Health Sciences Library team.  Violeta will serve as the Digital Innovations Librarian.  Violeta has experience with managing content creation and dissemination of print and digital resources, supporting a scholars' online identity with researchers' management systems, and providing support for faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication issues. 

Meet Violeta>

Check Out the Latest NUCATS Newsletter - November 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -

In this month's newsletter, we highlight:

  • Director's Message from Richard Lieber, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
  • NUCATS Point of Contact Interview with Kelsey Richey, for study budget negotiation in the NUCATS Institute's Center for Clinical Research
  • NUCATS Offers Linkage to Evanston Computing by Hosting Weekly Office Hours
  • Chicago Innovation Mentors November 2014 'CIM'posium, November 20
  • C3 Symposium Examines Community Health Research and Honors Community and Academic Research Collaborations
  • ARCC Seed Grant Recipient Receives IDPH Public Health Champion Award
  • NUCATS Graduate KL2 Scholar Awarded NIH Grant to Continue Studying "SuperAgers"
  • Creator of MSCI Health Measurement Course Receives Prestigious Award on Patient-Reported Health Outcomes
  • NUCATS Spotlight: MSCI Student - Kunal Karmali, MD
  • November Clinical Research Educational Opportunities
  • NUCATS Awards Four FSM Researchers with Pilot Program Funding
  • Galter Health Sciences Library Welcomes Digital Innovations Librarian to the Team
  • NIH Funds Research Consortia to Study More Than 200 Rare Diseases
  • Clinical Research Forum: Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards Call fro Nominations
  • Funding Opportunities
  • NUCATS Events
  • NUCATS Minute

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