In July 2010, the University of Massachusetts received a $20 million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA Grant # UL1TR000161) to create the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS), an academic home for clinical and translational science. The goal of the UMCCTS is to move laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research, and to train a new generation of researchers. Through the center, we will facilitate greater efficiency and productivity of UMass investigators across campuses to enhance the public’s health. The monthly UMCCTS Seminar Series provides its members with presentations about resources, funding opportunities, and educational training in the principles and practices of clinical and translational research.

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2011
Monday, October 24th
12:00 PM

Overview of Translational Biomedical Research and the UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science

John L. Sullivan, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:00 PM

This seminar provides an overview of the resources and infrastructure available to UMass researchers conducting clinical and translational research.

Tuesday, November 8th
12:00 PM

Pilot Project Funding Opportunities

Gary B. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Olga T. Hardy, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jie Song, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:00 PM

Learn about funding opportunities offered through the UMCCTS in the 2011-2012 academic year. Two previously-funded researchers also describe their projects: Olga Hardy on "Capacity Building at GoKids Boston: An Inter-­Campus Initiative" and Jie Song on "New Therapeutic Strategy for the Treatment of Hard-to-heal Bony Lesions."

Friday, December 2nd
12:00 PM

Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD)

Arlene S. Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bruce A. Barton, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Catarina I. Kiefe, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:00 PM

This seminar describes the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design component of the UMCCTS, including the Quantitative Methods Core (QMC). An overview of the new Department of Quantitative Health Sciences is also presented.