This myCHOICE, an ITM partner, mini-course will provide a basic introduction to the structure of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Payers (including PBMs and Health Plans), and will begin to dive into the types of statistics and analytics that are being used every day to drive strategy, to make business decisions, to help contain healthcare costs, and to predict future opportunities and pitfalls.
Rare Disease Day takes place worldwide on the last day in February to raise awareness among policymakers and the public about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Each year, NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center sponsor Rare Disease Day at NIH as part of this global observance.
Admission is free and open to the public in person or via webcast. In association with Global Genes®, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of jeans. Featured activities include NIH Clinical Center tours, posters, exhibits, art show, and presentations. Be sure to follow the event on social media using #RDDNIH.
You’ve heard the term. But what does it really mean? Who’s already doing it? And what’s out there to help you reach your professional goals? Learn that and more from the experts at the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine, and hear from a researcher who used his experiences there to launch his career and apply his findings to help local communities.
Julian Solway, MD, ITM Co-Director
Julian Solway, MD, is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the NIH grant that operates the ITM.
Solway launched the ITM in 2007, and under his leadership it has grown to include UChicago, Rush University Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Loyola University Medical System, and Advocate Health.
Solway, the UChicago Medicine & BSD Dean for Translational Medicine and Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, is also an authority on asthma and has a robust research program that has been funded by the NIH and other organizations for more than 28 years.
Gerald Moose Stacy, ITM Administrative Director
Gerald Moose Stacy is the Administrative Director of the ITM, where he executes its projects and manages its staff.
Prior to joining the ITM, he managed the third largest Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) in the country at Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). Gerry helped build the ICTR into a $17 million per year grant in less than a decade, and what started out as a team of three evolved into a staff of nearly 30 and a community of more than 300 faculty members who received salary support.
Sara Serritella, ITM Communications Director
Sara Serritella is the Communications Director of the ITM, where she orchestrates its marketing and strategic storytelling across its communications platforms and trains researchers on how to best communicate their science.
Serritella is an award-winning journalist who has reported at news organizations across the country, covering everything from health care to federal courts, and she was among the pioneers of multimedia reporting on those beats. Serritella is an alumna of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications.
Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at Rush University Medical Center
Niranjan S. Karnik is the Cynthia Oudejans Harris, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Innovation in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College and a conjoint faculty member in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush College of Nursing. He is also the Director of the Section of Population Behavioral Health, Medical Director of the Road Home Program: Center for Veterans and their Families, and Director of the Rush University Life Course SBIRT Training Program. Prior to his work at Rush, Karnik was on faculty at UChicago, and was a KL2 Scholar through the ITM from 2011 to 2013. He remains connected to UChicago as an Associate Faculty Member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
His research focuses on community-based interventions for high-risk youth with psychiatric and substance use disorders. In the past, he has worked with refugee children on the Pakistan-Afghan border, street children in India, foster youth in Central Illinois, incarcerated youth in California, and homeless youth in San Francisco and Chicago.
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NCATS will fund up to $400,000 for projects that develop 3D-bioprinted tissue models for drug discovery, including efficacy studies and toxicology research through a collaborative arrangement between the 3-D Bioprinting Program at NCATS and other scientists.
NCATS scientists will provide expertise for 3-D bioprinting, assay development, and drug screening stages of the projects. Other investigators will provide appropriate cell resources, disease expertise, and model validation to perform drug screening of bioprinted materials.
Source: NIH NCATS
Join UChicago’s Department of Medicine for grand rounds.
Professor of Medicine and Radiology; Director Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories; Section of Cardiology
This myCHOICE, an ITM partner, mini-course is designed for STEM post-docs and graduate students who are looking for an introduction to the elements of inclusive teaching, active learning, course design, and assessment. The series will culminate in a micro-teaching experience where participants will have an opportunity to implement what they have learned in a mini-lesson and receive feedback.
Essentials of Patient-Oriented Research (EPOR) is an introduction to clinical research course. The three-quarter series is presented by a diverse team of experts involved in the full spectrum of clinical research at the University of Chicago. The course serves as a cornerstone for young faculty interested in a career in clinical or translational research, as well as an important part of any fellow or K awardee training plan. The winter session focuses on Ethics in Clinical Research, and offers participants the opportunity to secure both RCR and EPOR certificates in one quarter.
Nickolai Dulin, PhD
“Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing, and Ownership“ (RCR)
Classes run January 10 through March 14 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
ITM partner CHeSS offers Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW), which is focused on clinical outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and medical education, with an emphasis on the application or use of social science research methods. The workshop is highly interactive and provides opportunities for trainees, fellows, and faculty to present early-stage research ideas or preliminary results, to practice conference talks, or to use the time as a research or grant preparation working meeting with colleagues and senior faculty.
Speaker and talk TBA.