NIH Awards Nearly $50 Million to CCTS

NIH Awards Nearly $50 Million to CCTS

The CCTS has been renewed for another five years with grants from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The three linked grants, totaling nearly $50 million over five years, will support clinical and translational research, mentored career development, and pre-doctoral training. The CCTS is one of more than 50 programs nationally funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Award program from NCATS.

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CCTS and DRIVEN Launch Diversity Supplement Funding Opportunity

CCTS and DRIVEN Launch Diversity Supplement Funding Opportunity

The CCTS, through its Driving Research: An Interdisciplinary, Vibrant, Engaged Network (DRIVEN) Program, will support up to two applications in response to the NIH program announcement for administrative supplements to increase the diversity of the translational research workforce. Eligible investigators from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit a pre-application by 5pm CT on July 1.

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Mark Your Calendars for June Forum: Getting to K and Beyond

Mark Your Calendars for June Forum: Getting to K and Beyond

Join us Wednesday, June 5, 4-5:30pm as Michael Mugavero, MD, Co-Director of CCTS Training Academy, shares resources, opportunities and tips to secure your NIH K grant. Then hear from actual investigators who have been successfully funded with the help of CCTS.

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CCTS Alum, Experts in the News

CCTS Alum, Experts in the News

In case you missed it, several of our former CCTS trainees, awardees, and panel participants have made the news recently. We applaud their accomplishments, highlighted here to inspire the next generation of clinical and translational scientists, as well as the CCTS experts who supported these super stars along the way (many of whom have recently made the news as well!).

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MCBIOS 2019 Explores Nexus of Informatics and Precision Medicine

MCBIOS 2019 Explores Nexus of Informatics and Precision Medicine

Cosponsored by CCTS and the Hub's School of Medicine, O'Neal Cancer Center, Informatics Institute, and the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute, the 16th Annual Conference of the Midsouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) brought together experts in machine learning, genome informatics, translational bioinformatics, and clinical genomics to explore potential precision medicine solutions to complex clinical and treatment challenges. UAB Informatics Institute Associate Director and CCTS Informatics CoDirector Dr. Jake Chen chaired the Planning Committee for MCBIOS 2019 and is currently serving a term as MCBIOS President-Elect.

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CCTS Welcomes New Members to SHARe

CCTS Welcomes New Members to SHARe

The Southeast Health Alliance for Research (SHARe), the 12-member consortium launched by CCTS to build on the strengths of our Partner Network to develop a truly transformational research enterprise in multisite studies for the Deep South, has grown to 14 with the addition of Ochsner Health System and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Join us in celebrating our newest SHARe sites. Principal investigators from any SHARe institution with a study or trial that would benefit from the streamlined review and enhanced recruitment processes, as well as increased potential for innovative discoveries, enabled by SHARe, should email CCTS Multisite Study Lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Catching Up with Healthcare’s Future: EHRs in the Era of Precision Medicine

Catching Up with Healthcare’s Future: EHRs in the Era of Precision Medicine

Dr. Justin Starren, Chief of Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, visited the CCTS Hub recently to discuss how “seismic transformations in healthcare” are stressing current generation electronic health records (EHRs), which are not designed for the big data challenges of precision medicine. The vision for integrating genomic data and EHRs represents a win-win-win for patients, clinicians, and researchers. But what will it take to get there?

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