Friday, May 20, 2016

Albert Sherman Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester, Mass.

Thanks for a great retreat! The theme for the 2016 UMCCTS Research Retreat was “The Cutting Edge in Translational Research: What's on the Horizon?” This website features the following materials from the Research Retreat:

The 6th Annual UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat highlights the ongoing work being done at UMass Medical School, clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, other UMass campuses, and other participating institutions to fulfill the mission of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS). The retreat is jointly sponsored by the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Office of Continuing Medical Education at UMass Medical School.

The retreat is supported by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant # UL1-TR001453. The content is solely the responsibility of the organizers and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

2016
Friday, May 20th
7:30 AM

Agenda: 2016 UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

UMCCTS Research Retreat

7:30 AM

Agenda for the 6th annual UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat, held Friday, May 20, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

Mini Symposia Program: 2016 UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

UMCCTS Research Retreat

7:30 AM

Mini Symposia Program for the 6th annual UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat, held Friday, May 20, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

8:30 AM

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science: Past, Present and Future

Katherine Luzuriaga, University of Massachusetts Medical School

8:30 AM

Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, is PI and Director, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Vice Provost, Clinical and Translational Research at UMass Medical School. Dr. Luzuriaga is also the UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research and Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, Pediatrics and Medicine. In her presentation, she reviews the history, goals, programs and achievements of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

9:00 AM

Keynote Address: The Future of Cardiovascular Epidemiology: Current Trends?

Vasan S. Ramachandran, Boston University School of Medicine

9:00 AM

This is the Research Retreat's Keynote presentation by Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD, who is Principal Investigator and Co-Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory, Framingham Heart Study. Dr. Ramachandran is also Chief, Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology and Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Ramachandran discusses the future of cardiovascular epidemiology, including the roles of: cHealth (community), sHealth (social), mHealth (mobile), eHealth (electronic), and gHealth (genomic).

10:00 AM

Electronic Communication Systems: Energizing the Patient with Diabetes to Engage in Their Own Health Care

Michael J. Thompson, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:00 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Interdiscipllinary Mobile Health and Sensing Research," Dr. Thompson discusses his work in mobile diabetes monitoring.

Examining Movement Function in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Katherine A. Boyer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

10:00 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Biomechanical Gait Analysis for Improving Clinical Outcomes: Applications for Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Community Based Research," this presentation explores research on gait analysis and pain for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Increasing Physical Activity Amounts and Intensity in Older Adults Using Low Cost Wearable Devices - “Cadence Training”

Catrine Tudor-Locke, University of Massachusetts Amherst

10:00 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Biomechanical Gait Analysis for Improving Clinical Outcomes: Applications for Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Community Based Research," this presentation discusses wearable devices.

Innovations for Vulnerable Populations in Massachusetts

Melissa A. Clark, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:00 AM

This is the moderator's introductory presentation for the mini-symposium entitled "Innovations for Vulnerable Populations in Massachusetts," in which she places the session presentations in the context of an ongoing collaboration between Commonwealth Medicine, a division of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and MassHealth.

Medical, Social, and Other Determinants of Health Care Costs in MassHealth

Arlene S. Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:00 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Innovations for Vulnerable Populations in Massachusetts," this presentation explores research into expanding the State’s existing risk models to include social determinants of health variables. Potential variables for inclusion in payment models (such as unstable housing, defined as having three or more addresses during a calendar year) have been identified. These models are being developed in support of alternative payment mechanisms for integrated delivery systems.

Patient Reported Outcomes in Arthritis, TJR, and Physical Activity Research

Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:00 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Biomechanical Gait Analysis for Improving Clinical Outcomes: Applications for Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Community Based Research," this presentation discusses the importance of patient reported outcomes (PRO) in clinical research and the PRO/physical activity translational research in osteoarthritis and and total joint replacement at UMass Medical School.

Using Mobile-Based Technology to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation in India

Apurv Soni, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:00 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Interdiscipllinary Mobile Health and Sensing Research," this presentation discusses use of a novel smartphone app for cardiovascular screening in rural India.

11:15 AM

Advancing Translational Research at the UMass Amherst Center for Personalized Health Monitoring

Patty S. Freedson, University of Massachusetts Amherst

11:15 AM

This is the moderator's introductory presentation for the mini-symposium entitled "Advancing Translational Research at the UMass Amherst Center for Personalized Health Monitoring," in which she discusses the mission of the Center, which is to advance life sciences research to improve human health.

InVitroMetrix QCM-Based Cell Biosensor: Research tool to accelerate pharmaceutical drug discovery success

Abiche H. Dewilde, University of Massachusetts Lowell

11:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Shark Tank-UMass Spin-out Life Sciences Start-ups," Dr. Dewilde discusses an example of UMass life sciences technology that has been spun out into a start-up company -- Cell QCM from UMass Lowell.

Physician- Scientist Initiative: AAIM Third Consensus Conference on the Physician-Investigator Workforce

Maria M. Garcia, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "The Challenge of Maintaining our Physician-Scientist Workforce," Dr. Garcia presents the results of the recent consensus conference of the Association of Academic Internal Medicine on this issue.

Skeletal Muscle Function Changes with Aging and Exercise: From the Myosin Molecule to the Whole Muscle

Mark S. Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

11:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Advancing Translational Research at the UMass Amherst Center for Personalized Health Monitoring," Dr. Miller's presentation highlights current research initiatives on muscle function changes with aging and exercise.

The Academic Medical Center’s Perspective on the Physician Scientist

Gregory A. Volturo, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "The Challenge of Maintaining our Physician-Scientist Workforce," Dr. Volturo discusses balancing the needs of the clinical enterprise and optimizing hospital finances with the needs of the physician scientist workforce.

The Challenge of Maintaining our Physician-Scientist Workforce

Terence R. Flotte, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "The Challenge of Maintaining our Physician-Scientist Workforce," Dr. Flotte, who is Dean, Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, discusses strategies for recruiting and promoting physician scientists in the face of demands to sustain institutional funding and grow the institution’s overall research reputation.

The Challenge of Maintaining our Physician-Scientist Workforce (Rare Breed/Endangered Species): Epidemiology & Anecdotes

Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "The Challenge of Maintaining our Physician-Scientist Workforce," Dr. Moore Simas discusses the epidemiology of physician scientists in the modern era with a focus on specialty-based and demographic issues.

Voyager Therapeutics - A Spinout from UMass Gene Therapy and RNAi Technologies

Guangping Gao, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Shark Tank-UMass Spin-out Life Sciences Start-ups," Dr. Gao discusses an example of UMass life sciences technology that has been spun out into a start-up company -- Voyager Therapeutics from UMass Worcester.

12:30 PM

Poster Session Program: 2016 UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

UMCCTS Research Retreat

12:30 PM

Poster Session Program for the 6th annual UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat, held Friday, May 20, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

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