Monday, February 2, 2015

NEW! Computational Skills for Informatics Seminar Series

Galter Health Sciences Library is proud to announce their new Computational Skills for Informatics seminar series.  Hosted by NUIT Research Computing, Galter Library and the NUCATS Institute, the seminar series will run from February - April 2015.  It will consist of presentations from guest speakers in a number of topics relevant to bioinformatics and large dataset management and computation.  All sessions will last one hour and will begin at noon in the Galter Library Learning Resource Center (the large computer classroom in the back of the library).  Please see below for the presentation schedule:

  • February 12 - Reproducible Research
  • February 26 - Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • March 12 - Introduction to Quest High Performance Computing at NU
  • March 19 - Transcriptome Analysis with RNA-Seq
  • April 2 - ChIP-seq: a Path to Identify Protein-DNA Binding Sites

Registration is encouraged as space is limited. 

For details, speakers, and registration information, click here.
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chicagoland CTSA Institutes Offer Shared Resources and Services to Investigators and Research Staff

The Chicagoland Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Institutes, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago, are committed to facilitating greater integration and coordination across the institutes to provide seamless access to all relevant resources for translational researchers.

The Chicagoland CTSAs have identified a list of shared resources and services that investigators and research staff at the three institutes have access to.  Majority of the shared resources and services listed on the NUCATS website are offered at no charge or at the internal rate to Chicagoland CTSA affiliates.  

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Seats Available for Discounted CRC Basic Training Live Course: February 19-20

The NUCATS Institute will be piloting a 2-day version of their 3-day Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Basic Training Live course and will be offering it in collaboration with the Clinical Research Exchange for a special discounted price on:

Date: February 19 & 20, 2015

Time: 8am-5pm CST

Location: Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (222 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606)

Discounted Price: $599 (regularly $995 or $750 for NU and affiliates)

Contact Hours: 14 contact hours; Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Providing Number CEP 15198

NUCATS has five seats available for this initial offering. If you are interested in being one of the five people to take advantage of this discounted educational opportunity or have questions, please contact Lauren Daniels

View the event flyer for additional details on this initial offering.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NUCATS Director Highlights 2014 Achievements and 2015 Goals

Happy New Year from the NUCATS Institute! As we begin 2015, NUCATS Director, Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, highlights some of the Institute's key achievements in 2014 and provides an update on the Institute's goals for the year ahead. He also extends a warm thank you to those who have used NUCATS services, provided feedback and helped NUCATS improve the support for translational science across the Northwestern community and all of NUCATS' stakeholders.

Read Director's New Year Message>

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Translational Science 2015 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to January 26th

Translational Science 2015, sponsored by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR), will be held from April 16-18, 2015 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The meeting has extended the abstract submission deadline to January 26th and is accepting abstracts for consideration from all levels of training, including:

  • Pre-Doctoral Trainee (TL1 Scholar)
  • Pre-Doctoral Trainee (T31, F32, Foundation, Intramural or other)
  • Post-Doctoral Trainee (T32, F32, Foundation, IDEA, Intramural awards)
  • KL2 or IDEA Funded Scholar
  • K-Funded Scholar
  • Mid-Career and Senior Scientists
  • Education/Career Development

Categories for abstract submission include:

  • Best Practices/Resources
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trial
  • Ethics
  • Health Services Research
  • Methodology
  • Outcomes Research
  • Mechanistic Basic to Clinical

Distinct categories have been developed for those submitting under the Education/Career Development distinction which include the following:

  • Collaboration/Team Science
  • Education/Program Innovation
  • Mentoring
  • Career Development

Please note: You must register to attend Translational Science 2015 in order to have your poster accepted.  Registration for the meeting is open.  Register here

Submit your presentation abstract
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Chicago innovation Mentors CIMposium, February 5th

Join Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) at the February 2015 CIMposium!  The CIMposium is a life sciences focused networking and educational event for startups.  This is a great opportunity to connect with regulatory development experts, fellow entrepreneurs, and business mentors in Chicago.  This event is the second of four CIMposia that CIM is hosting over the course of the year focused on regulatory issues related to getting your health care product approved by FDA.  The event will take place from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 5th and will be held at Northwestern University in the Lurie Baldwin Auditorium located at 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611.  Registration is FREE and open to the public but there are a limited number of seats, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

For more information, directions, and registration, click here.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ARCC 2015 Seed Grants: Request for Applications - Due March 20th

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) is seeking applications for Seed Grants that support the development or dissemination of Chicagoland community-engaged partnerships and research projects. Four-six awards, up to $5,000 each are anticipated. Project length: 12 months. The goals of these awards are to increase community-engaged research partnerships and projects, to foster the development of community-engaged research proposals for external funding, and to support the dissemination and implementation of research findings in communities that contribute to community health.

Three Types of Seed Grant Awards

1. Partnership Development

2. Project/Proposal Development

3. Research Dissemination/Implementation

Details about award focus areas, eligibility, and application instructions are included here.

Contact ARCC Director, Jen Brown, 312-503-2942

Click here for Request for Applications