Below are the full text of selected mini symposia presentations from the 2013 UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat.

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2013
Wednesday, May 8th
10:30 AM

A Pig Model of the Human Gastro-intestinal Tract

Giovanni Widmer, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Collaborative Research Opportunities with Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

M. Sawkat Anwer, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Evaluating Apps

Edwin D. Boudreaux, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) in Research and Clinical Practice

Deborah Linder, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Megan Mueller, Tufts University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Improving the Outcome Prognostication of Critically Ill Patients with Moderate-Severe TBI

Susanne Muehlschlegel, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Post-Traumatic Cerebral Edema

Raphael A. Carandang, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Recommender Systems For Computer Tailored Health Communications

Rajani S. Sadasivam, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Benjamin M. Marlin, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
James Allan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thomas K. Houston, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rodent Traumatic Brain Injury as a Model for Human Traumatic Axonal Damage and Neurodegeneration

Nils Henninger, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Social Support for Weight Loss: Online Friends Versus Real Friends

Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Traumatic Brain Injury: Translation from Animal Models and Genetics to Improving Outcomes

Susanne Muehlschlegel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nils Henninger, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Raphael A. Carandang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Constance M. Moore, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:30 PM

A Case of Mistaken Identity: Biomarkers for High Risk Premalignant Breast Lesions

D. Joseph Jerry, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Karl Simin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A Phosphorylcholine Polymer Platform for Cancer Drug Delivery

Todd Emrick, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sallie Schneider, Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Assistive Technology (AT): Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research, Education, and Service Delivery

Alkim Akyurtlu, University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Deirdra Murphy, Univerity of Massachusetts - Lowell
Alexandra Bonardi, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tom Mercier, MA Department of Departmental Services
Craig Armiento, Univerity of Massachusetts - Lowell

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Big Data: Medical Claims Data for Translational Research: Medicaid

Bruce A. Barton, University of Massachusetts Medical School

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (APCD)

Marilyn Schlein Kramer, Center for Health Information and Analysis, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Therapeutic Approaches to Aggressive Carcinomas Based on a Novel VEGF/Neuropilin Autocrine Pathway

Hira Lal Goel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Arthur M. Mercurio, University of Massachusetts Medical School

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Using Medicare Part D Data for Research

Becky A. Briesacher, University of Massachusetts Medical School

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Collaborative Tagging of Phenotypic Data for Clinical and Translational Sciences

James Allan, University of Massachusetts Amherst
W. Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thomas K. Houston, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rajani S. Sadasivam, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ariana Kamberi, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Weize Kong, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Youngho Kim, University of Massachusetts Amherst

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Molecular Mechanisms of FSH Muscular Dystrophy Pathogenesis

Peter L. Jones, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Takako I. Jones, University of Massachusetts Medical School

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Obesity/Overweight and the Role of Working Conditions: A Qualitative and Participatory Investigation

Nicole J. Champagne, University of Massachusetts Lowell
S. Nobrega, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Marcy Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH)
M. Montano, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH)
Marlene Abreu, University of Massachusetts Lowell
I. Lopez, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH)
J. Arevalo, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH)
S. Bruce, Boston Workers’ Alliance
L. Punnett, University of Massachusetts Lowell

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Objective and Subjective Stress Differences: Foreign-Born and U.S. Native Adults in Boston Communities

Kymberlee M. O'Brien, University of Massachusetts Boston
Chris Thompson, Quincy Geneva Housing Corp.
Jerrold S. Meyer, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Edward Z. Tronick, University of Massachusetts Boston
Celia L. Moore, University of Massachusetts Boston

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM