Are You a NUCATS Member? Enjoy Exclusive Access to Enhanced Services and Chance to Win an iPadMonday, March 10, 2014 -
myNUCATS members will enjoy exclusive access to enhanced services and resources including a direct line to our Research Navigators, access to subsidized services including software tools and training, and competitive funding opportunities.
Meet Dr. Kristi Holmes: New Director of Galter LibraryMonday, March 10, 2014 -
|Kristi Holmes, PhD|
Meet Dr. Kristi Holmes, new director of Galter Health Sciences Library and associate professor of Preventive Medicine - Health and Bioinformatics Division. Dr. Holmes will join Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on May 5th. Dr. Holmes comes to us from Washington University in St. Louis where she has worked as a bioinformaticist with a background in research impact and genomic medicine.
Dixon Translational Research Grant Contributed to Novel Findings in Heart ResearchThursday, March 6, 2014 -
A Dixon Translational Research Grant, supported by the Northwestern Memorial Foundation and the NUCATS Institute, played an integral role in a heart research study. Investigator Dr. Michael Markl of the Department of Radiology, utilized funding from his 2012 Dixon Translational Research Grant to conduct the study. The study reported a new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels and may improve the ability to predict heart disease in patients. The results were published in the journal Circulation.
Feinberg School of Medicine Faculty Leaders Join NUCATS Education and Career DevelopmentThursday, March 6, 2014 -
NUCATS welcomed Dr. Mercedes Carnethon, associate professor of preventive medicine, Dr. Brian Hitsman, assistant professor of preventive medicine and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Matthew J. Smith, research assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, to the Education and Career Development arm of the Institute this year.
NUCATS Director Discusses Biostatistics Collaboration Center ServicesThursday, March 6, 2014 -
Dr. Alfred Rademaker, director for the Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC), discusses the services of the BCC and how the BCC can collaborate with researchers at every phase of their research proposal.
- Statistical Collaboration
- Programming and Data Management Consultation
- Epidemiology and Bioinformatics Coordination
NUCATS Point of Contact Interview for Practice-Based Research ProgramThursday, March 6, 2014 -
Associate Director, Practice-Based Research Program
Meet Susan LeBailly, NUCATS Point of Contact for the Practice-Based Research Program (PBRP). If you are a researcher or community clinician interested in research and implementation and dissemination initiatives that improve care provision or the health of patients, Susan is the person to talk to.
NUCATS Spotlight: MSCI Student - Danny Bega, MDThursday, March 6, 2014 -
NUCATS highlights Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) student, Dr. Danny Bega. In his interview, Dr. Bega discusses his research interest in non-pharmacologic interventions for Parkinson's disease (PD) and other movement disorders. He recently received an award from the Northwestern Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Advisory Council to conduct a study of the effects of Yoga compared with conventional exercise in PD.
ARCC Seed Grant Recipient Received NHLBI RO1 AwardThursday, March 6, 2014 -
MSRC Instructor Published Article in ASQ Quality Progress MagazineThursday, March 6, 2014 -
Congratulations to Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance (MSRC) instructor, Dr. Manu Vora, on his recently published article "Quality in First Person" in the American Success Quality (ASQ) magazine, Quality Progress. In the article, Dr. Vora outlines his career path in quality management and how ASQ provided new leadership opportunities for success in the field.
NUCATS Leadership Member Receives Manuscript AwardThursday, March 6, 2014 -
Congratulations to Dr. Philip Hockberger, NUCATS associate director for resources and services and Northwestern's director of core facilities, for his recent manuscript award from the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities' (ABRF) Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. The manuscript "Best Practices for Core Facilities: Handling External Customers" was selected by the Journal of Biomolecular Techniques Outstanding Manuscript Award Committee as the most outstanding research article published in the journal over the past year.
The article outlines how core facilities at American universities can contribute to research partnerships with the private sector by offering services and access to high-end instrumentation to both nonprofit and commercial organizations.
Dr. Hockberger will receive this award at the ABRF 2014 Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March. Dr. Hockberger also serves as the program chair for the conference. The scientific theme for the meeting this year is "Team Science and Big Data: Cores at the Frontier".
Research Day: Abstract Submission Deadline ExtendedThursday, March 6, 2014 - The Tenth Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day is on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 1-5pm at the Northwestern Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building and Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Feinberg Pavilion (3rd Floor Conference Center). This campus-wide event is designed to promote faculty and trainee development through research sharing and networking with colleagues.
The deadline to submit abstracts to the poster competition has been extended to March 10, 2014. The abstract submission form will remain online until that time, unless capacity is reached prior to deadline. The poster session provides students and researchers at Feinberg and its affiliates an opportunity to share their research, find potential new collaborators, and learn about research happening at Feinberg. Learn more>
Check Out the Latest NUCATS Newsletter - March 2014Thursday, March 6, 2014 -
In this month's newsletter, we highlight:
- Director's Message from Dr. Rademaker, Biostatistics Collaboration Center Director
- NUCATS Point of Contact Interview with Susan LeBailly, PhD, from Practice-Based Research Program
- Dixon Translational Research Grant Contributed to Novel Findings in Heart Research
- ARCC Seed Grant Recipient Received NHLBI RO1 Award
- CCH Steering Committee Member Received Health Professions Education and Training Award
- CCH Released New Research Engagement Resource
- Inform Efforts to Support Community-Engaged Research: ARCC Survey
- Feinberg School of Medicine Faculty Leaders Join NUCATS Education and Career Development
- NUCATS Spotlight: MSCI Student - Danny Bega, MD
- MSRC Instructor Published Article in ASQ Quality Progress Magazine
- March Clinical Research Educational Opportunities
- NUCATS Leadership Member Receives Manuscript Award
- Tenth Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day: Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
- Funding Opportunities
- NUCATS Events
- NUCATS Minute
- Other News
Introducing myNUCATS: The NUCATS Membership PortalTuesday, November 19, 2013 -
As part of a larger plan to improve services and to encourage the development of a dynamic translational research community, the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute launched myNUCATS, a free membership portal, on November 6.
While NUCATS offers many free services to the broad Northwestern University community and our clinical partners (Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), over the next year, NUCATS will be adding a number of new and enhanced services and resources that will only be available to members.
Signup can be completed in less than 60 seconds (really!).
myNUCATS members will enjoy exclusive access to enhanced services and resources, for example:
- A direct line to our Research Navigators who are waiting to guide you through all facets of clinical research including: IRB approval, data management, medical services, and analysis
- Access to our subsidized services including software tools and training to help ensure your study is funded and conducted within regulatory boundaries
- Competitive funding opportunities such as pilot grants, vouchers for services and funded training positions
"By moving from an open access structure to the myNUCATS membership platform, we'll be able to streamline interactions with NUCATS, offer significant resources and support, and ensure that researchers are expediently connected with the resources they need," said Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD ScM, director of NUCATS. "In addition, once a user profile is created in myNUCATS, both the user and NUCATS will be able to track and manage these interactions to improve efficiency and ultimately advance the translational research process."
Membership in myNUCATS is free and open to faculty, staff, students and trainees of all NUCATS-affiliated organizations, including:
- Northwestern University (NU)
- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMH)
- Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF)
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's)
- Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
- Community and industry partners involved in research and community engagement in the Chicago area
"We wanted to make this free registration process as quick and simple as possible so that there is no interruption in the ability to access NUCATS resources," said Justin Starren, MD, PhD, deputy director of NUCATS. "Our goal was to make it possible to sign up in under 60 seconds and we hit that mark."
myNUCATS does not require memorization of yet another username and password. The portal login uses your existing NU, NMH or NMFF credentials. Lurie Children's and RIC connections are under development. External users can sign up using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google and Yahoo credentials.
Signup take less than 60 seconds by following these 3 steps:
1) Go to membership.nubic.northwestern.edu and click the big purple button labeled "Create Account"
2) Agree to terms and conditions then log in with your preferred credentials
3) Fill in your profile then click on "Connect with a NUCATS Navigator" to schedule a free consultation
myNUCATS is a membership model similar to many other Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)-funded institutions. Although membership is free, myNUCATS members will be asked to complete an annual survey explaining what NUCATS resources they used and what support was provided. In addition, all NUCATS users, regardless of membership status, are required to cite the NUCATS CTSA grant in any publications or presentations that benefit from these resources and services.
For additional information about myNUCATS, please contact Amanda Mozer (email@example.com).
Dixon Translational Research Grant Contributed to Novel Findings in Brain Cancer ResearchThursday, November 7, 2013 -
A Dixon Translational Research Grant, supported by the Northwestern Memorial Foundation and the NUCATS Institute, played an integral role in a new brain cancer research study. Investigator Dr. Alexander Stegh of the Department of Neurology, utilized funding from his 2012 Dixon Translational Research Grant to conduct the study. The study reported increased survival rates in animals with a type of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, through the delivery of a drug that turns off a specific cancer-causing gene in cells. The results were recently published in Science Translational Medicine and highlighted in WGN-TV Medical Watch.
NUCATS CCR Featured in October Issue of FSM ResearcherThursday, November 7, 2013 -
The Center for Clinical Research (CCR) was featured on the cover of the October 2013 issue of the Feinberg Research Office newsletter, the FSM Researcher. The article outlines all of the CCR resources available to clinical and translational scientists, trainees and staff at Northwestern and affiliated institutions and centers. The article also quotes CCR director Dr. Lewis Smith and features CCR associate director Dr. Ken Gordon.
NUCATS Director Provides Update on Institute in New Academic YearWednesday, September 4, 2013 -
Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, NUCATS Director, provides an update on how the NUCATS Institute can serve you in the new academic year as you conduct cutting-edge research in clinical and translational science.
- NUCATS mission and vision
- Research Navigators
- HelpFinder, I AM and I NEED webpages
KL2 Scholar and Her “Super Agers”Thursday, August 22, 2013 -
NUCATS KL2 scholar, Emily Rogalski, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, was featured in an Associated Press release for her SuperAging study. The study looks at "super agers", men and women in their 80s and 90s with brains and memories that seem much younger. Using special MRI scans, Rogalski recently discovered a link between “super agers” ability and the thickness of their brain cortex.
Dr. Rogalski received early career development support as a participant in the NUCATS Institute Multidisciplinary Clinical and Translational Scientists (MCTS) Scholar Program. The award provided Emily protected time for her research, $25,000 a year for research related expenses, and provided her with career development and mentoring programs which all contributed to her on-going success as an independent research investigator.
NUCATS Institute Contributes to Novel Findings in Sleep Disorder ResearchThursday, August 15, 2013 -
The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at the NUCATS Institute played an integral role in a new sleep disorder research study. Principal Investigator Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD, utilized both space and clinical staff from the NUCATS Institute CRU in order to conduct the clinical trial. Study subjects stayed at the CRU for three to four days participating in sleep testing and frequent blood sampling. Data collected at the CRU was reviewed to examine the characterization of circadian rhythms, sleep, and sleep-related endocrine profiles in subjects.
The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), produced novel findings regarding the relationship between exercise and insomnia. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine manuscript and highlighted in an August article in USA Today.
NUCATS Associate Director Introduces Center for Clinical ResearchWednesday, July 10, 2013 -
The monthly Director's Message series continues with NUCATS associate director for clinical and patient-centered research, Dr. Lew Smith, introducing the new Center for Clinical Research, a NUCATS service providing high quality clinical research support and resources.Read Director's Message>
Galter Health Sciences Library Joins NUCATSFriday, May 10, 2013 -
We are very pleased to announce that the Galter Health Sciences Library is joining the NU Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS).
“This is a great opportunity for both Galter and NUCATS,” said Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, and Director, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). “The relationship will significantly strengthen overall NUCATS offerings and allow both entities to provide more integrated support to students, clinicians and researchers.” The Galter Health Sciences Library’s mission is to support the research, education, and patient care missions of the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine institutions. “We’re very excited by this union. Many of the services provided by Galter, including support and collaboration in the areas of bioinformatics, evidence-based research, and systematic reviews, are complementary to those offered by NUCATS,” said Heidi Nickisch Duggan, MA, MS, Interim Director, Galter Health Sciences Library. “Bringing the Galter Library into NUCATS is just the first of several planned initiatives that will strengthen and expand the library’s capabilities in support of clinical care and research.” Other planned initiatives include remodeling of the Galter Library physical space and the initiation of a national search for a Director.
The new structure will also strengthen the ties between the library and the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics within the Department of Preventive Medicine, headed by Dr. Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI.
The NUCATS Institute is an integral link in Northwestern University’s clinical and translational research enterprise, accelerating translational innovation by providing research teams with consultative resources and expertise. It launched in 2007 and received a $30 million CTSA grant from NIH in 2008. NUCATS provides a wide array of clinical and translational science resources and services to Northwestern University and its clinical affiliates. The Galter Health Sciences Library improves and enhances health care through innovation and leadership in the organization, and through the delivery, management and use of quality information to support educational, research, and patient care needs. It is a Resource Library of the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine and is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.
Alignment activities have already begun and the transition will be completed by September 2013.