Published October 6, 2020
Each year, the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Pilot Studies Program Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium highlights innovative research projects that received Translational Pilot Studies awards. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 event will be held as a virtual colloquium on Friday, October 16. Find Zoom information here.
The eleven projects awarded pilot studies funding in 2018-19 will be featured, while posters created by awardees of the 2019-20 Translational Pilot Studies Program will be viewable online.
Welcoming remarks from CTSI Director Timothy F. Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, and CTSI Pilot Studies Program Director Brahm Segal, MD, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, will precede the pilot studies presentations. The colloquium will conclude with a session by Segal on guidance for success in obtaining CTSI pilot studies funding.
“We are very pleased to host our annual Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium to highlight the exciting research conducted by pilot studies grant awardees,” Segal says. “This year, the colloquium will be virtual, and, as in previous years, we will have opportunities for Q&A and discussions that we hope will foster new collaborations.”
Murphy calls the colloquium an important date on the CTSI calendar each year. “I have attended every year beginning in 2011 and I learn something new each time,” he says. “It is exciting to hear about the broad range of innovative work by research teams across the Buffalo Translational Consortium. I am expecting a busy ‘chat box’ with opportunities for new collaborations. Another great reason to attend is to learn first-hand about how to write a successful pilot study proposal to maximize your likelihood of funding.”
A complete list of past recipients of Translational Pilot Studies awards can be found on the CTSI website.
The image at the top of the page features the Colloquium speakers in order of their appearance on the agenda. See the full agenda for speaker names, titles and presentation topics. Contact Research Administrator Erin O'Byrne for more information on the 2020 colloquium.
This program is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1TR001412 to the University at Buffalo, as well as: UB’s Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences; Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; and the deans of UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions, and School of Nursing.