There are many ways members of the public can participate in
research, from focus groups to patient advocacy groups to
volunteering in a clinical study. Participants report feeling more
satisified with their health care and can potentialy gain access to
new treatments avaialble only to research volunteers.
Two publications in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals which
explore treatments for substance use disorders were selected as
winners of the Buffalo Translational Consortium 2017 Clinical
Research Achievement Awards.
The CTSI Statistical Workshop Series, which began in September
and continues through May, includes the following core
competencies: statistical approaches, study design, sources of
error, research questions and literature critique.
Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, director of the UB CTSI Workforce
Development core and the program lead and principle investigator of
the CTSI’s KL2 program, has been awarded the inaugural
Dolores Shockley Minority Mentoring Award from the American College
of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).
If you’ve ever visited the fifth-floor atrium of the
Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), odds are
you’ve noticed a large pine tree growing in the corner over
by the north-facing windows.
The CTSI Workforce Development Core, Community Engagement Core
and the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program are pleased to
announce the Clinical and Translational Research Core Competencies
on Community Engagement.
Starting January 25, 2018, NIH-defined clinical trial
applications must be submitted using a Funding Opportunity
Announcement (FOA) that is worded specifically for clinical
trials. In the past, clinical trial applications could be submitted
for FOAs that were not identified as being clinical-trial specific.
Submitting to the wrong FOA will lead to rejection of your
An enthusiastic crowd of at least 175 local trick-or-treaters
and their families turned out for the first-ever “Tricks,
Treats and Discoveries: Family Fun and Learning Fair,” held
October 28 in the Educational Opportunity Center on the Buffalo
Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).
The UB Clinical Research Office announced that effective Monday,
November 13, 2017, two new initiatives to facilitate and
support clinical research across UB will be initiated:
Central Study Registration (CSR) and Department/School Scientific
One of the main goals of UB’s Clinical and Translational
Science Institute (CTSI) is to advance clinical and translational
research that will improve the health and well-being of people
living in Western New York, with a special emphasis on reducing the
health disparities experienced by many in our community, including
underrepresented minority groups and the poor.
James Marks, MD, MPH, a 1973 graduate of UB’s medical
school and executive vice president at the Princeton-based Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation, returned home during Alumni Weekend in
October to talk about the economic impact that academic medical
centers can have on a city like Buffalo.
An important goal of UB’s Clinical and Translational
Science Institute (CTSI) is to improve the representativeness of
research studies, including participants from special populations
such as children, the elderly, underrepresented racial and ethnic
groups, and people with disabilities.
The Fall Seminar Series at the University at Buffalo Research
Institute on Addictions will feature national experts on heavy
drinking in young adults, dating violence, financing addiction
treatment and tobacco use.