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Monday, August 14, 2017

NUCATS Welcomes New KL2 Scholars

Congratulations to the two investigators who have received the KL2 Award! The KL2 award is a multidisciplinary mentored career development program which will provide Sadiya Khan, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Tracy Gertler, MD, PhD, Instructor of Pediatrics (Neurology) with career development resources, educational opportunities, salary support and career guidance.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Achieving Excellence in Clinical Research

Registration is now open for the Achieving Excellence in Clinical Research: Scientific, Ethical and Operational Considerations Conference. This year marks the 14th anniversary of the conference which features national experts in important areas related to "excellence" in clinical research. Join Advocate Health Care for this 6 hour conference featuring 3 nationally known plenary speakers and a choice of 3 afternoon breakout sessions (4 breakout sessions per hour) facilitated by various experts in each topic area.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

INVOForward Kick Off Meeting is Fast Approaching

The kick off meeting for the first cohort of INVOForward is September 8.  INVO is currently wrapping up interviews of teams who are interested in commercializing MEDICAL DEVICES.  Approximately 20 teams from Feinberg, McCormick, Lurie Children’s and Ability Lab are vying to participate in this selective program.  INVOForward is a Northwestern mentorship program to accelerate biomedical commercialization, such as medical devices, therapeutics, and Health IT, on both Evanston and Chicago campuses.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

NUCATS Attends First NCATS Day Focused on Patient Engagement

On June 30, 2017, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health held its inaugural NCATS Day: Partnering with Patients for Smarter Science to collectively discuss ways for improved patient inclusion in NCATS’ translational science activities. The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is supported by funding from NCATS and was pleased to have staff from the Center for Community Health (CCH) and Center for Clinical Research (CCR) participate. CCH also supported the attendance and participation of one of our patient advocacy partners, Candace Henley, Founder and Chief Surviving Officer of The Blue Hat Foundation, a faith- based, colorectal cancer organization whose mission is to educate, raise awareness, and provide resources to the medically underserved.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

New Resource Available for Multi-Center Clinical Trials and Studies

Multi-Center Clinical Trials and Studies can work with the NUCATS TIN liaison team to gain access to the Trial Innovation Network (TIN). TIN is a new collaborative initiative from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of the Network is to execute multi-center clinical trials and studies better, faster, and more cost-efficiently by building on local resources and leveraging the expertise, skills, and knowledge of the 64-institution Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program consortium.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

ARCC Awards $75,000 in Seed Grants

This year in their 10th round of funding, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) awarded $75,000 in seed grants to support the development and growth of six community-engaged research partnerships. Each award supports a partnership that includes a community co-principal investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-principal investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12-24 months. To learn more about the ARCC Seed Grant Program, visit here.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Keeping Score of CiteScore

Journal-based metrics can help determine the overall quality of a communication channel. A key metric for many years has been the Journal Impact Factor by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). In December 2016, Elsevier introduced a comparative metric called CiteScore, which is part of a family of journal-based metrics.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. John Gotta for winning this year's Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. John Gotta has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award by the American Statistical Association. This award recognizes an outstanding statistics educator and mentor in the health sciences. Dr. Gotta was selected because of his breadth and excellence of his educational expertise.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Northwestern Evaluators Welcome American Evaluation Association President and Form New Collaborative

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, evaluators from across Northwestern gathered to welcome American Evaluation Association (AEA) President Dr. Kathryn Newcomer to the university. Organized by the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program, the Center for Community Health (CCH) and the Department of Preventive Medicine, reception attendees represented more than 10 Northwestern departments and programs, and included many community partners such as the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Northwestern/INVO Forms Partnership with NCAI-CC for Imminent Funding Opportunity of Emerging Technologies

INVO is pleased to announce a new Northwestern partnership with NCAI-CC (NIH Center for Accelerated Innovations at Cleveland Clinic). The next funding round for the Technology Development Program closes on August 3, 2017

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