CTSI Pilot Studies Colloquium - October 18

Pilot Studies.

Published October 11, 2019


The 13 innovative clinical-translational science research projects awarded for 2017-18 will be featured at the annual Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium. Investigators will highlight their research projects and respond to questions.

Welcoming remarks from Timothy Murphy, MD, Director, CTSI and Brahm Segal, MD, Director, CTSI Pilot Studies Program 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.

The event will be held Friday, October 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5019 Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott Street, Buffalo.


11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



12:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Poster session (CTSI cores)

Welcoming Remarks and Overview of the CTSI Translational Pilot Studies Program
     Timothy Murphy, MD, Director, CTSI

Introduction to Pilot Studies Program and Current RFA
     Brahm Segal, MD, Director, CTSI Pilot Studies Program
     Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Oncology
     Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pilot Studies Presentations

Neutrophil-based Biomarkers in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

James N. Jarvis, MD

Department of Pediatrics, UB

Blood Pressure Control in Concussion

Blair D. Johnson, PhD

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, UB

Cutting the risk of colorectal cancer by developing a novel, evidence-based, community-based program for increasing screening uptake in Black males

Brian M. Quigley, PhD

Department of Medicine, UB

The Diagnosis of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (DaSH) Study

Robert F. McCormack, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine, UB

Role of contingency management in the treatment of youth and their parents in a pediatric tertiary care weight management program

Indrajit Majumdar, MBBS

Department of Pediatrics, UB

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Exercise Treatment for Concussion

John Leddy, MD

Department of Orthopaedics, UB

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Interactive Poster Sessions with 2018-19 Pilot Studies Awardees

Pilot Studies Presentations

Discovery of Circadian Modulators Selectively Targeting Melatonin Receptors

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UB

Exosomal biomarkers as predictors of sarcopenia and frailty in WHI participants

Jessica L. Reynolds, PhD

Department of Medicine, UB

Multimodal multiparametric brain mapping for pre-symptomatic diagnosis and treatment development in Krabbe Disease

Ferdinand Schweser, PhD

Department of Neurology, UB

Integrating Naltrexone Treatment, Alcoholics Anonymous Facilitation, and the OPRM1 Polymorphism in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependent Outpatients

Scott Stewart, MD

Department of Family Medicine, UB

Three-dimensional photoacoustic computed tomography for diagnosis and treatment monitoring of chronic leg ulcers

Jun Xia, PhD

Department of Biomedical Engineering, UB

Treating violence-related PTSD and substance risk in low-income urban adolescents

Jennifer Read, PhD

Department of Psychology, UB

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Tips for Success in Obtaining CTSI Pilot Studies Funding; and Stipulations
     Brahm Segal, MD, Director, CTSI Pilot Studies Program