Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, June 5, 2017

In this week’s issue: consultations available for innovative clinical trial design; Tufts New England Case Competition seeks applicants; last chance to apply for #research summer learning opportunities.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, April 17, 2017

In this week’s issue: last chance to enter the 2017 Clinical & Translational Science Poster Competition; sign up for our Comparative Effectiveness Research Symposium; Monday seminars at Tufts HNRCA.

Call for Posters: 2017 Clinical & Translational Science Poster Competition

Do you have a poster on innovative research in the biomedical or behavioral sciences? Postdoctoral trainees, PhD candidates, residents, fellows, and junior faculty (within three years of training) based at Tufts CTSI partner organizations are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Clinical and Translational Science Poster Competition. Abstracts in the biomedical and behavioral sciences … Continued

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, April 3, 2017

In this week’s issue: last chance to register for Pfizer’s Investigator Training Program; communicate your research statistics; save the date for the State of Asian Women’s Health conference.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, March 13, 2017

In this week’s issue: Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging seminars; Investigator Training Program by Pfizer, Inc.; Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development’s Leadership for Drug Development Teams course.

MIT NEWDIGS Hosts Design Lab on Clinical Trial Innovation

Biomedical Innovation Initiative Supporting New NIH-Funded Trial Innovation Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2017 CONTACT: Deborah Young, MIT NEWDIGS Operations Director, debyoung@mit.edu, 617-324-7756 CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – The MIT NEW Drug Development ParadIGmS (NEWDIGS) initiative, an international biomedical innovation “think and do tank”, co-hosted an “Efficacy to Effectiveness Clinical Trial” Design Lab in partnership with the Tufts Clinical Translational … Continued

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Baim Institute for Clinical Research Announce Partnership

Students, Faculty, Researchers, and Patients to Benefit from New Collaboration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2017 CONTACT: For Baim Institute: Spencer Goldsmith, 617-307-5379 For Tufts CTSI: Amy West, 617-636-6025; awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org BOSTON – Leadership from the Baim Institute for Clinical Research (Baim) and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts CTSI) today announced an agreement to collaborate on … Continued

Happy Holidays from Tufts CTSI

All of us at Tufts CTSI wish you and your families a happy, healthy holiday season. Please view our 2016 video holiday card: Loading the player…

Tufts and Johns Hopkins Win $25 Million NIH Award to Build New Trial Innovation Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2016 CONTACT: Jeremy Lechan, 617-636-0104, jlechan@tuftsmedicalcenter.org BOSTON – Investigators at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS) at Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) – a shared resource between Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), together with the … Continued

Tufts CTSI and Community Partners to Host Asian Health Symposium December 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2016 CONTACT: Amy West, 617-636-6025, awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org BOSTON – On Tuesday, December 6 from 8:30AM-1:30PM, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and community organizations comprising Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) will host From Collecting Data to Collective Impact: 3rd Annual Asian Health Symposium. The event will be held … Continued

Request for Applications: Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program

Do you an idea for an innovative translational research project? You may be eligible to apply for funding through Tufts CTSI’s Pilot Studies Program. The Pilot Studies Program funds grants of up to $60,000 for scientists and scholars affiliated with Tufts CTSI partner organizations. Would you like to apply? Review the Request for Applications (RFA) and Frequently … Continued

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, August 8, 2016

In this week’s issue: Public Health seminar by Tisch College’s Peter Levine (CORRECT ADDRESS: 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston); Stakeholder & Community Engagement seminar by Tufts CTSI’s Thomas Concannon; update re NCATS Common Metrics Initiative

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, May 31, 2016

In this week’s issue: new online graduate certificate program; help with NSF CAREER education plans; comparative effectiveness research workshop; research, process improvement, & REDCap help at drop-in sessions.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, May 23, 2016

In this week’s issue: new online graduate certificate program; help with NSF CAREER education plans; comparative effectiveness research workshop; research, process improvement, & REDCap help at drop-in sessions.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, May 2, 2016

In this week’s issue: last chance to enter the Clinical & Translational Science Poster Competition; Tufts CSDD forum on oncology drug development; webinar to demo new StudyTRAX features.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, March 21, 2016

In this week’s issue: RAND Corporation surveys experts on ethical translational research; evening Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training series at Tufts; summer graduate course in Clinical & Translational Science.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, March 14, 2016

In this week’s issue: apply for the Asian Health Equity Fellowship; enter the 2016 Clinical & Translational Science Poster Competition; get research help in Medford; attend Hirsh Library Open Workshops.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, February 1, 2016

In this week’s issue: Healthy Active Aging at Tufts seminar re: Alzheimer’s Disease; 4th Annual State of Women’s Health in MA conference; meet our new Director of Stakeholder & Community Engagement.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, January 25, 2016

In this week’s issue: sign up for postgraduate course in clinical pharmacology & drug development; watch new online seminar videos; read the Community Members’ Guide to submitting federal grant applications.

Happy Holidays from Tufts CTSI

All of us at Tufts CTSI wish you and your families a happy, healthful holiday season. Please view our video holiday card: Loading the player…

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, December 14, 2015

In this week’s issue: strategic planning with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS); research help in Medford & Boston; new seminar videos on translational science and One Health.

Translational Research Day in Boston to Highlight Clinical Trial Participant Engagement

Innovations and Challenges for Research Recruitment and Engagement To Be Discussed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2015 CONTACT: Amy West, 617-636-6025, awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org BOSTON – Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will host Translational Research Day: Innovations in Clinical Trial Participant Engagement, on Tuesday, November 10. The event brings together researchers, clinicians, community partners, and the … Continued

Asian Health Symposium Promotes Benefits of Community-Research Collaboration

Chinatown leaders and Tufts University researchers work together to improve health FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2015 CONTACT: Amy West, 617-636-6025, awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org BOSTON (October 16, 2015) – More than 90 community leaders, researchers, clinicians, students, and neighborhood residents gathered in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood today to talk about working together to improve Asian health. A symposium, Together: Strengthening the Health … Continued

Tufts CTSI and Community Partners to Host Asian Health Symposium October 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2015 CONTACT: Amy West, 617-636-6025, awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org BOSTON – On October 16 from 8:30AM-3:00PM, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and community organizations comprising Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) will present Together: Strengthening the Health of Chinatown, an Asian Health Symposium. The event will be held at Tufts … Continued

Call for Posters: Translational Research Day 2015

Interested in showcasing your research, finding collaborators, or getting feedback on a work-in-progress? Faculty, fellows, residents, students, staff and community partners affiliated with Tufts CTSI are invited to participate in the poster session at Translational Research Day 2015 on Tuesday, November 10. Posters will be displayed electronically (on LED screens from ePosterBoards) from 9:00AM-2:00PM in … Continued

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, August 24, 2015

  In this week’s issue: celebrate healthy and active aging with the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging; watch clinical research seminars for residents on Tufts CTSI’s I LEARN website; apply for the Junior Faculty Research Career Development Forum; get free research help.

Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter, August 10, 2015

  In this week’s issue: sign up to attend a Pilot Studies RFA online info session; apply for the Junior Faculty Research Career Development Forum; enroll in the Fall 2015 Survey of Pharmaceutical Sciences course; save the date for a 9/18 workshop on leadership.    

National Team led by Tufts CTSI Finds Navigators Are Integral to Clinical Research Process

Point-Person Project Fosters Investigator Participation in Industry Studies BOSTON (March 20, 2015) – A study reported in this week’s Science Translational Medicine (PDF) found that qualified investigators are more likely to respond to opportunities for clinical trials if they are contacted by an institution-specific point person, or navigator. Jonathan M. Davis, MD, Tufts Clinical and … Continued

Chinatown Asian Health Symposium Fosters Community Research Collaborations to Improve Health

Tufts CTSI and Community Organizations Gather Stakeholders for Information, Brainstorming, and Networking BOSTON (April 3, 2014) – More than 90 community leaders, neighborhood residents, researchers, clinicians, and students gathered in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood today to talk about working together to improve Asian health. A symposium, Together: Strengthening the Health of Chinatown, was presented by Tufts Clinical and … Continued

Multidisciplinary Research Team Led by Tufts CTSI Proposes New Model for Clinical Trials

Efficacy-to-Effectiveness (E2E) Design May Improve Treatment Selection Accuracy BOSTON (March 19, 2014) – Experts across academia, industry and government propose a new method for health care providers to get the right treatments to the right patients at the right time. This new approach, A Proposal for Integrated Efficacy-to-Effectiveness (E2E) Clinical Trials, published in Nature Clinical … Continued

Tufts Medical Center Approved for a Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Project Uses Mathematical Models to Identify Patients for Clinical Trials BOSTON (January 27, 2014) – A Tufts Medical Center research team at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS) has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop a method for patient-centered enrollment in comparative effectiveness … Continued

The Affordable Care Act: Translational Research Experiment to Improve Health

Science Translational Medicine Editorial Urges Researchers to Support the ACA BOSTON (November 27, 2013) – An editorial by Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH, William H. Frist, MD, and Stuart Altman, PhD, published in the November 27 issue of Science Translational Medicine says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an example of the role … Continued

Tufts CTSI Receives $24 Million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award

Prestigious grant provides five years of funding to Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center BOSTON (October 16, 2013) – Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center today announced that the National Institutes of Health has named the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) a recipient of the 2013 Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA). Tufts CTSI … Continued

Introducing Tufts CTSI Profiles

Web-based Tool Encourages Researchers to Connect and Collaborate BOSTON (February 14, 2013) -Scientists and researchers throughout the Tufts community have a new way to connect online. Today, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts CTSI) and Tufts University launched Profiles, a free, web-based research networking tool designed to promote collaboration. Available at https://profiles.med.tufts.edu, Tufts CTSI … Continued

Tufts CTSI Explores Tissue Engineering Ethics and Legalities

Tissue engineering was the focus of October 11, 2012’s Tufts CTSI regulatory seminar on intellectual property. Scientific, technical, and legal experts from Tufts and Northeastern University gathered for an afternoon of lively discussion on patents, combination products, and the future of engineered human tissues. Stephen F. Amato, PhD, MBA, RAC, Head of Faculty for Global … Continued