Spring CTSI Seminar Series Previews “The New CTSI”

The CTSI Seminar series resumes for the spring 2016 semester on Tuesday, January 19th with a look at the “new CTSI.” The theme for the series is “The New CTSI: Connect, Learn, Get What You Need” and will feature presentations by the writing teams who collaborated on the recent Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) application, which is intended to provide major funding for the CTSI’s next five-year cycle beginning July 2016.

CTSI Co-Directors

CTSI Co-Directors (left to right): Nancy Bennett, MD, Director of the Center for Community Health, Professor of Medicine; Martin Zand, MD, PhD, Professor, of Medicine; and Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Research, Robert J. Joynt Professor in Neurology

The objective of the seminar series is two-fold:

  • To describe future plans for the CTSI as described in the 2015 renewal application
  • To inform the University community about resources offered by the CTSI

The mission of the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UR-CTSI) is to develop, demonstrate and disseminate methods and approaches to advance translational research, by: 1) providing education and training, 2) fostering transdisciplinary teams, 3) improving quality and efficiency, and 4) engaging community and national stakeholders and partners. Our vision for the next five years is to become a replicable model environment for research, across the translational spectrum from molecules to populations, responsive to community priorities, conducted by transdisciplinary, patient- and community-engaged teams, that improves population health.

Co-Director Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH, said “We look forward to sharing the evolution of the CTSA program on the national level and how we plan to respond to those changes, as well as the evolving needs of the Rochester research community, with our plans for the next 5 years”

The CTSI Seminar series is held on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm. The first session (January 19th) of the seminar series will be held in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) in the Medical Center. The remaining sessions will be held in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304). All sessions will be streamed live. Lunch is provided; attendees should bring their own beverage. CME credit is also available for most sessions. The full schedule of seminar sessions is listed below and is also available here on the CTSI website. Also see the website for links to live streaming and archived recordings.

Date Speaker (s) Title
1/19/2016 Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH; Martin Zand, MD, PhD; and Nancy Bennett, MD Overview of the CTSA Program
1/20/2016 E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA and Karen Rabinowitz, JD Telemedicine and Research

(Part of the Good Advice: CTSI Skill-Building Workshop Series)

1/26/2016 Office for Human Subjects Protection (OHSP) TBA
2/2/2016 Martin Zand, MD, PhD; Tom Fogg, MS; Ann Dozier, PhD; Sharyl Zaccaglino Administrative Core: Organization, Governance, Collaboration, Communication; Evaluation and Continuous Improvement; Quality and Efficiency
2/9/2016 Timothy Dye, PhD Informatics
2/16/2016 Nancy Bennett, MD; Gail Newton; and Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH Community and Collaboration: Community Engagement; Collaboration and Multi-Disciplinary Science
2/23/2016 Martin Zand, MD, PhD; James Dolan, MD; Edward Schwarz, PhD Translational Endeavors: Translational Workforce Development; Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies
3/1/2016 Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH; Edwin van Wijngaarden, PhD; Rob Strawderman, ScD; Eric Rubinstein, JD, MPH Research Methods: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design; Regulatory Knowledge and Support
3/8/2016 Office for Human Subjects Protection (OHSP) TBA
3/15/2016 Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH; Karen Rabinowitz, JD; Carrie Dykes, PhD Network Capacity: Liaison to Trial Innovation Centers; Liaison to Recruitment Innovation Centers
3/22/2016 Nancy Bennett, MD; Steven Barnett, MD; Giovanni Schifitto, MD, MS Hub Research Capacity: Integrating Special Populations; Participant and Clinical Interactions
3/29/2016 Martin Zand, MD, PhD and Scott Steele, PhD Network Science / Regulatory Science
4/5/2016 Office for Human Subjects Protection (OHSP) TBA
4/12/2016 Timothy Dye, PhD and Robert Holloway, MD, MPH KL2 Career Development Program and TL1 Training Program
4/19/2016 CTSI Trainees CTSI Trainee Presentations
4/27/2016 Charles Duffy, MD, PhD and John Fahner-Vihtelic Cognivue: Assessing the aging brain – Patenting, Licensing, and Commercializing a Breakthrough Technology (Part of the Good Advice: CTSI Skill-Building Workshop Series)


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