2017
Tuesday, May 16th
7:30 AM

Agenda: 2017 UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

UMCCTS Research Retreat

7:30 AM

Agenda for the 7th annual UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat, held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

8:20 AM

UMass & The Life Sciences: A Collaborative Gene Fully Expressed

Michael F. Collins, University of Massachusetts Medical School

8:20 AM

Michael F. Collins, MD, is Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences for the University of Massachusetts and Chancellor, UMass Medical School. In his presentation he describes UMass’s system-wide strategic planning, coordination, and collaboration to position the UMass System for sustained and impactful external engagement in the life sciences.

8:40 AM

The UMCCTS: A Decade of Advancing Health Through Translation

Katherine Luzuriaga, University of Massachusetts Medical School

8:40 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.

9:45 AM

Keynote Address: New Poverty-Related Neglected Diseases (‘The NTDs’)

Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine

9:45 AM

This is the Research Retreat's Keynote presentation by Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., who is Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hotez is also Former U.S. Science Envoy. Dr. Hotez discusses neglected topical diseases that are highly prevalent among the poor and endemic in rural areas of low-income countries, such as Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, Hookworm Disease, Schistosomiasis, Dengue and many others.

10:15 AM

Analytical Testing for Marijuana

Kavita Babu, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "The Problems with Marijuana and Driving: Medical, Legal, and Public Health Perspectives," Dr. Babu describes the state of the science on measurement of marijuana in the context of driving impairment.

Center for Digital Health (CDH)

Yunsheng Ma, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled “Research on Digital Health for Designing Scalable Pervasive Healthcare Monitoring, Rehabilitation, and Home-based Healthcare Systems,” Dr. Ma discusses the UMass Center for Digital Health, for which he is Co-Director.

Deep Learning and Digital Health

Yu Cao, University of Massachusetts Lowell

10:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled “Research on Digital Health for Designing Scalable Pervasive Healthcare Monitoring, Rehabilitation, and Home-based Healthcare Systems,” Dr. Cao discusses his research projects focusing on digital health.

Do We Want to Know about patients’ perceptions of care? Insights from implementation science

Kathleen Mazor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:15 AM

The presentation will introduce the “We Want to Know” program, the goal of which is to make it easy for patients and family members who have concerns about care to express their concern and get a response. It will also describe how the program is being adopted and implemented across 10 hospitals in the Washington DC/Baltimore area, and will draw on key implementation science concepts to highlight the challenges in translating the program into practice. This presentation is part of the mini-symposium entitled "Building Bridges to "Cross the Quality Chasm": The Challenges of Engaging Clinicians in Patient-Centered Care."

Improving Tuberculosis Diagnostics using Deep Learning and Mobile Health Technologies among Resource-poor Communities in Peru

Marlon F. Alcantara, University of Massachusetts Lowell

10:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled “Research on Digital Health for Designing Scalable Pervasive Healthcare Monitoring, Rehabilitation, and Home-based Healthcare Systems,” Dr. Alcantara discusses a project to improve the tuberculosis diagnosis in resource poor communities in Peru.

Patient-Perceived Breakdowns in Care: Informing Clinician Responses

Kimberly A. Fisher, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:15 AM

The presentation will introduce the audience to the topic of patient-perceived breakdowns in care, with a focus on breakdowns in the critical care setting. It will highlight how patient-perceived breakdowns in care can impede the delivery of patient-centered care, including shared decision-making. It will conclude by exploring the central role of frontline clinicians in responding to patient reports of breakdowns in care, including potential facilitators and barriers to addressing patient concerns about breakdowns in care. This presentation is part of the mini-symposium entitled "Building Bridges to "Cross the Quality Chasm": The Challenges of Engaging Clinicians in Patient-Centered Care."

Shared Decision Making in Neurocritical Care: Barriers and Facilitators

Susanne Muehlschlegel, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:15 AM

The presentation will introduce the audience to shared decision-making in general, as well as specifically in critical care, including the barriers and facilitators of shared-decision making in stakeholders. The presentation will also highlight the ongoing research activities at UMMS to develop and implement the first neuro-critical care based decision support tool for surrogate decision makers. This presentation is part of the mini-symposium entitled "Building Bridges to "Cross the Quality Chasm": The Challenges of Engaging Clinicians in Patient-Centered Care."

Shared Decision-Making in the Emergency Department: Patient and Physician Perspectives

Elizabeth Schoenfeld, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Baystate Health

10:15 AM

This presentation will explore the perspectives of both ED physicians and ED patients regarding barriers to shared decision-making in the setting of emergency care. It will describe challenges, highlight modifiable barriers, and introduce ongoing research at UMMS Baystate. This presentation is part of the mini-symposium entitled "Building Bridges to "Cross the Quality Chasm": The Challenges of Engaging Clinicians in Patient-Centered Care."

UMMS Biomedical Data Assets & D3Health

Jomol Mathew, University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:15 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled “Research on Digital Health for Designing Scalable Pervasive Healthcare Monitoring, Rehabilitation, and Home-based Healthcare Systems,” Dr. Mathew discusses the research and clinical data ecosystem at UMass Medical School and the D3Health system integrating biomedical big data, analytics, and decision support.

11:35 AM

Caring for Substance Exposed Newborns

Rachana Singh, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Baystate Health

11:35 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Pregnant and Parenting Mothers with History of Opiate Addiction," this presentation describes innovations in care for substance exposed newborns while highlighting the gaps in services antepartum and post hospital discharge.

Collaborative Research in Medical Sensing: Wearable Wireless Sensor for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

John McNeill, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

11:35 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Bench to Bedside: Engineering Technology Translation," Dr. McNeill describes his collaboration with surgeon Dr. Raymond Dunn on wearable sensors for pressure ulcer prevention.

Pulse Oximetry

Yitzhak Mendelson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

11:35 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Bench to Bedside: Engineering Technology Translation," Dr. Mendelson describes pulse oximetry technology and how that technology idea successfully developed into a real world medical product.

SPRC: The Community Partner’s Experience

Isabelle Pierre-Louis, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:35 AM

The Science Participation Research Center (SPRC) has the overarching goal to increase the participation of under-represented communities (LGBT, ethnic/racial minorities, elderly, youth) in clinical research. A pivotal component of the Center has been partnering with a network of local community organizations in Worcester. This presentation describes the rationale, background, community engagement, and cultural competency training activities of the SPRC.

Substance Use Disorder in Pregnancy: Improving Care and Reducing Risk in Franklin County with EMPOWER

Linda Jablonski, The Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center

11:35 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Pregnant and Parenting Mothers with History of Opiate Addiction," this presentation describes Project EMPOWER, an innovative hospital-based intervention to improve management of neonatal abstinence syndrome through the use of rooming-in and access to a designated psychotherapist.

Working with Pregnant & Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Dependence: Digital Storytelling as an Innovative Qualitative Data Collection Tool and Intervention

Alice Fiddian-Green, University of Massachusetts Amherst

11:35 AM

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Pregnant and Parenting Mothers with History of Opiate Addiction," this presentation describes a qualitative study that will use digital storytelling with pregnant women in a medication assisted treatment (MAT) program as an intervention to promote self-efficacy as well as a patient-centered data collection tool.

1:45 PM

Poster Session Program: 2017 UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

UMCCTS Research Retreat

1:45 PM

Poster Session Program for the 7th annual UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat, held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

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