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The NUCATS Institute hosts Science in Translation, a podcast featuring Feinberg scientists who are dedicated to accelerating how fast they can move a transformational finding in a lab into a treatment, cure, or solution that will improve human health. Scientists also share how tools and resources available through NUCATS have benefited their careers. Browse all our episodes below.

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Using Data to Improve the Lives and Health of People Through Their Lifespan with Juan Espinoza, MD

As a new faculty member and leader at NUCATS, Juan Espinoza, MD, is bringing a fresh perspective and expertise in the oversight of research informatics and analytics as applied to basic, translational, clinical, and population health sciences. In his roles as associate director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, which spans NUCATS and the Institute for Augmented Intelligence and Medicine at Northwestern University, and the inaugural chief research informatics officer for Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, he has big goals to improve the lives and health of people through their lifespan.

Aug 10, 2023

Dissemination and Implementation Science with Sara Becker

Translating evidence-based services and programs into clinical and community practice is a NUCATS priority. There has recently been a shift within NUCATS and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to offer more access and new initiatives to help scientists gain knowledge in this field of study. In this episode, Sara Becker, PhD, director of the newly formed Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Feinberg explains steps taken in recent months to make dissemination and implementation (D&I)  training more accessible to investigators and to equitably and intentionally bridge the gap between public health and medical knowledge in terms of what we know and public health and medical practice in terms of what we do.

Apr 20, 2023

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Biomedical Workforce with Susanna McColley, MD and Matthew Fete, PhD

NUCATS and Chicago State University are joining forces on a joint mission to foster cross-institution biomedical collaborations in research, training, and education and to accelerate the development of a diverse and inclusive biomedical workforce. In this episode, Matthew Fete, PhD,  Dean of Pharmaceutical Studies at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, and Susanna McColley, MD, Director of the NUCATS Institute's TL1, Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child & Adolescent Health program, talk about the initiatives that are driving this mission and highlight successes.

Mar 7, 2023

How an Apple Watch Will Inform a $37 Million Clinical Trial with Rod Passman, MD

There is an exciting new clinical trial about to launch at Northwestern Medicine that uses an Apple Watch and an iPhone app and could revolutionize the standard of care for many with atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia in the nation. Rod Passman, MD, is leading the trial and details how the NUCATS Institute and the CTSA Trial Innovation Network helped his team secure a $37 million NIH grant to conduct this work.

Feb 7, 2023

Startups and Commercialization of Research with Satish Nadig, MD, PhD

NUCATS can help facilitate bringing your research to market by fostering biomedical ingenuity and entrepreneurial activities through its focus on translational innovation. In this episode, Satish Nadig, MD, PhD, discusses his experience collaborating with and starting biotechnology companies and the importance of institutional support when launching startups or exploring the commercialization of research.

Jan 10, 2023

Supporting Early-Career Scientists with Sadiya Khan, MD, MSc

Sadiya Khan, MD, MSc, was recently awarded two Research Project (R01) grants from the National Institutes of Health, a rare feat for an investigator in the earlier stages of her career. In the first episode of the NUCATS’ podcast, Science in Translation, Khan talks about the role the institute has played in her research career so far, through the KL2 Career Development Award, to access mentors, resources and more.

Dec 7, 2022

Welcome to the Science in Translation Podcast

Northwestern University, Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute is launching its first podcast, Science in Translation. Find out more about this new show in an interview with Richard D'Aquila, MD, Director of NUCATS.

Nov 17, 2022

Introducing Science in Translation

Science in Translation is a podcast from the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute. On this show, you’ll hear from NUCATS scientists who are dedicated to accelerating how fast they can move a transformational finding in a lab into a treatment, cure, or solution that will improve human health. You will also discover tools and resources available through NUCATS to catalyze, accelerate, and transform translational science.

Funded by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the NUCATS Institute is part of a national network of CTSA hubs and is a critical component of Northwestern’s research enterprise.

Nov 2, 2022

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