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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Key Community, Academic, & Industry Stakeholders Discuss Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials

Representatives from the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC), the Center for Clinical Research, and the Lurie Cancer Center joined approximately 100 participants at the Third Annual #BeAGift Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials event. Presented by the American Cancer Society at the Access Community Health Network's Center for Discovery and Learning on Chicago's south side, the community briefing brought together key community, academic, and industry stakeholders for three panels. These discussions focused on the importance of diverse participation in clinical trials and how to integrate medical doctors, patients, and local legislators into the dialogue around this pervasive issue in clinical research.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Protect Your Research During National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and a better time than ever to take the necessary steps to ensure your research is safe and secure. We all know data security is an important part of any research project. You can learn more about the security awareness campaign, Secure Northwestern, here. You can also request a NUCATS consult to learn ways that the Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI) can help you manage your data securely.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

A National Center For Digital Health Innovation

Northwestern University, in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Sage Bionetworks, has been awarded a five-year $25M cooperative agreement from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) to create a new CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H). This award will coalesce and coordinate informatics activities across the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program, a network of more than 50 medical research institutions, to provide collaborative clinical and translational research infrastructure. 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dr. Woodruff Receives NIH Tissue Chip Award

NIH awarded Dr. Teresa Woodruff funding to support her study that utilizes the development of a 3-D human tissue model. “Tissue chips” are engineered to model disease and test drug efficacy prior to clinical trials. Dr. Woodruff’s study focuses on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a highly prevalent human health crisis for women in their reproductive years.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

EDW to Have Temporary Soft Freeze on New Reports

Beginning October 1st, 2017, the NMEDW Research Analytics team will implement a ‘Soft’ Freeze on the development of new reports, in order to meet Project One timelines. This will be essential to ensure the NMEDW Team can remediate all currently active research reports, to reference new Epic workflows, prior to Project One Go-Live.

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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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