Pilot Studies in Clinical and Translational Research Awarded to 6 Teams of Researchers
Pilot Studies grants totaling $200,000 were awarded to 6 teams of researchers based at Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) institutions through the CTRC Translational Pilot Program. The awards were made possible through contributions of Deans and leaders of BTC institutions. A total of 51 applications underwent a rigorous two-tiered review process. The grants covered a wide range of disciplines with translational research being the common theme.
Check out the offices that contributed funds and the winners of the 2014 Pilot Studies Grants.
CTRC Hosts Buffalo Summer Research Day
Students who participated in 10 different summer research programs at UB, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Hauptman Woodward Institute took part in a day-long program at the CTRC on August 1.
In an enormously successful event, attended by about 120 people, the students presented their biomedical research projects in poster format and in oral presentations. The program featured a total of 97 posters, 8 oral presentations by student trainees and an entertaining keynote address by Dr. Anthony Campagnari who talked about early influences in his long and productive career in science.
Click here for more details, including the 10 programs that supported the students’ summer research experiences.
Poster session at the 2014 Buffalo Summer Research Day (photo by Gloria J. Del Bel).
Sarina Meikle, second year medical student in the T35 program, presenting her research performed in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Jacobs, Department of Microbiology (photo by Gloria J. Del Bel).
Mentored Research Career Development Program in Clinical and Translational Science for Junior Faculty Is Launching
The CTRC is implementing a Mentored Research Career Development Program to help transition junior faculty to become independently funded investigators, and thus train the next generation of leaders in translational science. The program will include didactic training, a mentored research experience, self-monitoring of progress and a formal mentoring component.
A committee of educational leaders from the 5 UB health science schools, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Research Institute on Addictions developed the program and will serve as a Steering Committee.
An innovative aspect of the program is that it integrates a diverse range of translational scientists, including nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physicians, laboratory scientists, behavioral scientists and others with a clinical or translational theme to their research. Department Chairs are invited to nominate junior faculty for consideration for inclusion in the training program. The program will be conducted with institutional funds until extramural funding is in place; thus, the pool of candidates will be existing faculty. Candidates will be required to devote a minimum of 50% and preferably 75% of their time to research.
CTRC Hosts Department of Medicine Second Annual Research Day
The Department of Medicine held their second annual research day on May 31 in a well-attended event that featured 7 oral presentations and 75 poster presentations by residents and fellows. This forum is the premier research event of the department each year.
Click here to see the award winners and for more information