12:30 pm
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...
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am
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...
Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH
5:30 pm
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...
12:00 am
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....
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join UChicago’s Department of Medicine for grand rounds. Roberto M. Lang, MD – Distinguished Service Award Professor of Medicine and Radiology; Director Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories; Section of Cardiology “Echocardiography Today: A disruptive or Disrupted...
Billings Hospital Room P-117
4:30 pm
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...
5:00 pm
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...
Billings Hospital Room W-507
12:00 am
The MRI Research Center (MRIRC) is accepting proposals for up to $10,000 in MRI pilot funding, which will support new projects likely to lead to major funding proposals. Learn more about the pilot funding and seed...
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
8:30 am
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...
Billings Hospital Room H-300
9:00 am
The Center for Research Informatics’s seminar series provides free training for the UChicago community. This session will focus on Making the Most of REDCap: Advanced. Source: Center for Research Informatics
Billings Hospital, M137
12:00 pm
This week’s lecture will feature: Monica Peek, MD UChicago Medicine “Cultural Sensitivity” This academic year ITM will partner with Research in Progress (RIP) to offer Friday lectures for ITM’s training in “Advanced Community-Based Participatory Research” (CBPR)....
W-229
5:00 pm
ITM’s partner the Chicago Biomedical Consortium’s (CBC) Catalyst Award program offers funding of up to $250,000 for one- or two-year new inter-institutional collaborative research projects in the broad area of Systems Biology. Projects should address important areas...
5:00 pm
NIH’s, the ITM’s parent organization, National Cancer Institute will award $6.25 million to up to five projects that develop innovative strategies to study of tumor resistance to anticancer therapy; strategies that can eventually be used in clinical...
12:30 pm
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...
12:00 am
Purdue University will host the second annual boot camp on “Big data training for translational omics research.”  This nine-day intensive boot camp is funded by the NIH, ITM’s parent organization, and will provide biomedical researchers inexperienced...
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join UChicago’s Department of Medicine for grand rounds. Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD – Janet D. Rowley Research Day 2017 A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor; University of California, San Francisco; Director, Hormone Research Institute...
Billings Hospital Room P-117
4:30 pm
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...
5:00 pm
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...
Billings Hospital Room W-507
11:59 pm
The NIH Department of Health and Human Services’ Consortium for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) will award up to $350,000 to projects researching the interaction between tumors and their microenvironment. The research should aim to design new immunotherapy and...
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
8:30 am
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...
Billings Hospital Room H-300
11:00 am
ITM partner The Polsky Center is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund makes investments in promising technologies and startups with high potential for societal and commercial impact, helping them to...
12:00 am
UChicago students, faculty, staff and alums can apply for the chance to win $10,000 to build an app. Submit your good idea, and UChicago, in partnership with IT Services and the Polsky Center, will do...
12:00 am
ITM partner Polsky Center and IT Services are calling all UChicago and Chicago Medicine students, faculty, and staff what questions you would ask a computer if it could be programmed to answer. To enter, draw upon...
12:00 am
ITM partner Polsky Center and IT Services are calling all UChicago and Chicago Medicine students, faculty, and staff for ideas ideas for a smart speaker app. The best one will get $200, an Amazon Dot, and...
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
This free event, hosted by ITM’s Chicagoland CTSA partner Northwestern University, is an excellent way for clinicians and medical students to gain an understanding of nanotechnology, current advances at the Northwestern’s Center for Cancer Nanotechnology...
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join the ITM and the Community Advisory and Review Council (CARC) to give University of Chicago faculty feedback on the best ways to do their research on the South Side. The meeting will also feature UChicago...
12:00 am
This funding opportunity accepts applications for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Data to Health Coordination Center that will support the activities of the CTSA Program in using data to translate discoveries to health...
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join UChicago’s Department of Medicine for grand rounds. JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH Professor of Medicine; Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health; Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital “TBA”View...
Billings Hospital Room P-117
4:30 pm
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...
5:00 pm
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...
Billings Hospital Room W-507
Feb
26
Sun
An Introduction to Analytics in Health Care: Pharma and Health Plans
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
An Introduction to Analytics in Health Care: Pharma and Health Plans

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.

Learn more and register for the course here.

Source: myCHOICE

Feb
27
Mon
NIH Rare Disease Day @ Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
NIH Rare Disease Day @ Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH

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.

Learn more about the event here.

Source: NCATS

myCHOICE Seminar: What is Translational Medicine?
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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.

Can’t make it to the seminar in person? No problem! Call in using the information below:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 761-525-485 

Source: myCHOICE

Feb
28
Tue
DEADLINE: NCATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Drug Discovery Research using Bioprinted Skin Tissue Letter of Intent
Feb 28 all-day
DEADLINE: NCATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Drug Discovery Research using Bioprinted Skin Tissue Letter of Intent

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.

Learn more and submit your letter of intent here.

Source: NIH NCATS

Grand Rounds @ Billings Hospital Room P-117
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join UChicago’s Department of Medicine for grand rounds.

Roberto M. Lang, MD – Distinguished Service Award
Professor of Medicine and Radiology; Director Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories; Section of Cardiology
Echocardiography Today: A disruptive or Disrupted Technology”

View a complete schedule of upcoming Grand Rounds.

Introduction to Effective Teaching in STEM
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Introduction to Effective Teaching in STEM

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.

Learn more and register for the course here.

Source: myCHOICE

Essentials of Patient-Oriented Research (EPOR) @ Billings Hospital Room W-507
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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.

Speaker:

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Nickolai Dulin, PhD

Talk:

Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing, and Ownership (RCR)

Classes run January 10 through March 14 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about EPOR here.

Mar
1
Wed
DEADLINE: RFA for MRI Research Center Pilot Funding Grants Proposal
Mar 1 all-day
DEADLINE: RFA for MRI Research Center Pilot Funding Grants Proposal

The MRI Research Center (MRIRC) is accepting proposals for up to $10,000 in MRI pilot funding, which will support new projects likely to lead to major funding proposals.

Learn more about the pilot funding and seed funding process.

Source: MRIRC

Outcomes Research Workshop @ Billings Hospital Room H-300
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Outcomes Research Workshop @ Billings Hospital Room H-300

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.

Learn more about the workshop.

Source: CHeSS

Mar
2
Thu
CRI Seminar Series: Making the Most of REDCap, Advanced @ Billings Hospital, M137
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
CRI Seminar Series: Making the Most of REDCap, Advanced @ Billings Hospital, M137

The Center for Research Informatics’s seminar series provides free training for the UChicago community.

This session will focus on Making the Most of REDCap: Advanced.

Source: Center for Research Informatics