August, 2011 Edition

Welcome to the monthly newsletter of the Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. The purpose of the newsletter is to update leadership, faculty, trainees, and community partners of the Buffalo Translational Consortium on activities.

Message from the Director

This is the inaugural monthly newsletter of the Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. The CTRC Operations Committee is meeting monthly and each of the Key Functions is implementing proposed initiatives. Each monthly newsletter will include news updates, upcoming events, a CTRC building update and will highlight the activities of one of our Key Functions.

Timothy F. Murphy MD
Director, Buffalo Clinical and Translational
Research Center

Featured Key Function

Beginning next month, each newsletter will include an update on one of our 10 Key Functions to highlight the ongoing activities of the Buffalo CTRC.

CTRC Building Update

Construction of the UB CTRC building is on schedule for opening in April 2012. Major progress has been made on the complex ductwork and HVAC infrastructure that is critical for a research building. The front entrance is taking shape. The photograph of the outside of the building (right, top) was taken on July 8 2011.

The photograph (right, bottom) shows future laboratories and offices on the sixth floor.


Students are being accepted for the fall semester into a new Masters Program in Clinical Research based in the School of Public Health and Health Professions. The program is designed for trainees in a broad range of health related disciplines and for trainees at various levels of training.

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A new weekly seminar series in clinical and translational research will be offered on the Bufffalo Niagara Medical Campus beginning in the fall. The series follows the core curriculum of the national CTSA consortium. All trainees and researchers with an interest in clinical and translational research are invited. Cost is free.

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A symposium for undergraduate students performing summer research in the laboratories throughout the Buffalo Translational Consortium will be held on July 29 from 8 AM to 2 PM at the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute.

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UB is hosting 5 days of tutorials, workshops and an international conference on biomedical ontology July 26-30. This conference brings together representatives of all major communities involved in the development and application of ontologies in the biomedical sciences to address the latest developments in the discipline.

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