Buffalo Translational Consortium News

UB Receives $35 Million NY State Grant to Move Medical School to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Posted on 12/27/11 at 10:50 am

Governor Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced this month that UB has received a $35 million state grant that will be a critical element in the move of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

The specific site and the design of the new medical school will be completed in the spring of 2013 and that construction will begin in September 2013.  The medical school class that begins in the fall of 2016 will be the first class to begin their medical education in the new building.

It is anticipated that the new medical school will be connected to other buildings on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus by bridges so that researchers will be able walk between the CTRC and medical school without going outside.

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The video shows the announcement:

Translational Science 2012: National Meeting April 18-20 2012 in Washington DC

Posted on 11/23/11 at 11:49 am

The Society for Translational Science (SCTS), of which UB is a founding member, is sponsoring a national meeting along with the Association for Clinical Research Training (ACRT), the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR). The meeting brings together all of the disciplines involved in clinical and translational science.  Abstract deadline is December 16, 2011.

This is an excellent meeting that includes plenary sessions, scientific presentations, seminars and workshops.  The meeting is especially valuable as an opportunity to give young investigators and trainees national visibility for their work.

Abstracts of research projects in the following categories are being accepted:

  • Best Practices 
  • Clinical Epidemiology 
  • Clinical Trials 
  • Ethics 
  • Health Services Research 
  • Methodology 
  • Outcomes Research 
  • Resources 
  • Translational Basic-to-Clinical 

More details and registration information can be found at this link.

Click here:  http://www.translationalsciencemeeting.org/

CTRC Fellows Recognized at First Annual Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium

Posted on 10/23/11 at 10:54 am
Left--right: Rutao Yao, Steven Fliesler, Jun Qu, Timothy Murphy, Dipti Pawaskar, Leonard Epstein, Nicholas Norgard, Wen Wee Ma
The Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center hosted our first annual colloquium on October 21, 2011 in the Zebro Room at Roswell Park Center.  Approximately 100 people attended. The winners of last year’s awards gave presentations of their work supported by the pilot studies program.  The Principal Investigators of last year’s pilot studies awards were recognized as “CTRC Fellows”.
Drs. Steven Fliesler and Leonard Epstein, Directors of the Pilot Studies Key Function, reviewed the criteria for this year’s RFA’s with suggestions for writing a successful proposal. 
Click here to see the Program
For more information about the Colloquium see this link:

The Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center hosted our first annual colloquium on October 21, 2011 in the Zebro Room at Roswell Park Center.  Approximately 100 people attended. The winners of last year’s awards gave presentations of their work supported by the pilot studies program.  The Principal Investigators of last year’s pilot studies awards were recognized as “CTRC Fellows”.

Drs. Steven Fliesler and Leonard Epstein, Directors of the Pilot Studies Key Function, reviewed the criteria for this year’s RFA’s with suggestions for writing a successful proposal.
 
Click here to see the Program.

Click here for more information about the Colloquium 

 

UB Libraries Will Host Day Long Program on Data Sharing

Posted on 10/19/11 at 08:53 am

H. Austin Booth, the Vice Provost for University Libraries is hosting a free, day-long conference on the challenges and opportunities involved in managing research data. The program, entitled “Research Data: Management, Access and Control” will be held Monday November 14, 2011 at the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.

Scholarly research, including clinical and translational research, in the 21st century is generating enormous amounts of data.  However, much of the data that forms the basis of published research remains inaccessible.  This symposium will explore ways that librarians, researchers and IT staff are developing to more effectively manage, share and preserve the massive amounts of data upon which much scholarly research is based.

The topic is particularly timely as many grant funding agencies, including the NIH and NSF, now require that grant applicants include data management plans in their applications.

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Francine Berman, Vice President for Research and Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Edward M. Corrado, Director of Library Technology, Binghamton University Libraries
  • Lisa Johnston, Research Services Librarian and co-director of the University Digital Conservancy, the University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Mark Ludwig, Director of Research Systems for the University Libraries, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Barry Smith, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Director of the National Center for Ontological Research, University at Buffalo

To see the program and speaker bios and to register, go to Research Data: Management, Access and Control

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