Buffalo Translational Consortium News

CTSA researchers at ‘My NCBI’ workshop trained in NIH public access policy

Posted on 08/31/16 at 02:59 pm
CTSA CFO Erin Bailey and Director of the Office of Research Administration at Thomas Jefferson University Timothy Schailey

According to NIH guidelines, all researchers who submit an application, proposal or report to the NIH must include the PMC reference number (PMCID) when citing applicable papers that they author or that arise from their NIH-funded research. In an effort to ensure that individuals are being compliant and proactive in obtaining the PMCID numbers, the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) offered a workshop to discuss exactly how to link a publication to an NIH grant.

Twenty-seven principal investigators and research assistants attended a half-day workshop in August on using the My NCBI, My Biography tool developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Timothy Schailey, MS, Director of the Office of Research Administration at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and Erin Bailey, MSM, CRA, Chief Financial Officer of UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), co-presented a talk titled “NIH Public Access Policy: Accelerating the Delivery of Tomorrow's Advancements.” Three representatives from UB Libraries were on hand to answer questions during the presentation:

Diane Rein, PhD
Liaison, Bioinformatics & Molecular Biology Resources Librarian

Amy Lyons
Interim Director, University Libraries

Nell Aronoff
Senior Assistant Librarian

CTSA faculty member receives state’s top academic honor

Posted on 08/31/16 at 02:38 pm
Curtis is one of just 29 SUNY faculty members across the 64-campus system to join the distinguished professor ranks in 2016.
Anne B. Curtis, MD

Anne B. Curtis, MD, was named a State University of New York (SUNY) Distinguished Professor, it was announced in May. The award is the highest faculty achievement in the statewide SUNY system. 

Curtis is the Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of UB’s Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, president and CEO of UBMD Internal Medicine, and she serves on the board of the Buffalo Translational Consortium, the governance organization for the CTRC.

She is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on heart health and cardiac devices. Her specialty is clinical cardiac electrophysiology, which deals with arrhythmias and implantable devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. An internationally renowned clinical investigator and scholar, her pioneering research has transformed the evaluation and treatment of heart disease patients worldwide.

The rank of distinguished professor is an order above full professorship. Curtis was one of six UB faculty members who received the state’s designation in May. Only 29 SUNY faculty members across the 64-campus system were appointed to the distinguished professor ranks this year by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Among her other accomplishments, Curtis was awarded the 2012 Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for Distinguished Contribution in Clinical Research in Cardiology from the International Academy of Cardiology and, in 2015, she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in Western New York by Business First, a Buffalo newspaper.

Curtis joined the UB faculty in 2010 as the inaugural Mary and Charles Bauer Professor, chair of the Department of Medicine, and president and CEO of UBMD Internal Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society, of which she is also a former president.

She earned her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rutgers University.

“The SUNY distinguished faculty are truly the best of the best,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher at the time of the announcement. “Through innovative instruction, unique research opportunities and engaging applied learning opportunities they deliver a top-quality higher education for our students that is second to none. 

“CTSA Research Riders” Team Raises Funds for Cancer Research in the Ride for Roswell

Posted on 07/08/16 at 01:55 pm

The 21st annual Ride For Roswell was held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with 7200 riders. North America’s largest single-day cycling fundraiser raised $4.5 million for cancer research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

The CTSA Research Riders participated in this important community event in support of Roswell Park, a partner in the Buffalo Translational Consortium. A small but dedicated team of 7 riders rode 220 miles; more importantly 35 donors contributed $2207 toward cancer research. We view this effort as a first step in what will be an annual event in which our growing team will participate.

The Ride for Roswell is a remarkable, inspiring event for the Western New York Community. Many cancer survivors participate as riders and as volunteers, along with people who ride in honor of loved ones who have died of cancer. The cumulative total funds raised by the Ride for Roswell is $38 million, which goes to research and patient care.

The ride was followed by a festive event for riders, volunteers, family and friends on the University at Buffalo Amherst Campus with food and entertainment.

See this link for stories, photos and much more


Portal Launched to Request CTSA Services

Posted on 07/06/16 at 09:05 am

A new portal to request Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) services has been launched on the Clinical and Translational Research Center website http://buffaloctrc.org/.

By clicking on the “Request a CTSA Service” button, researchers, trainees and staff interested in CTSA services will have an opportunity to create an account (with preferred contact e-mail, and either UBIT sign-in or other username and password).

Once logged in, there is a menu of the following CTSA Cores each with a list of services as well as a text box to provide any additional details.

A representative of the CTSA Core will respond directly to each person regarding his/her request.

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