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The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has made 2020 K Scholar Program awards to faculty from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and UB whose research interests range from breast cancer disparities to dental and craniofacial development.


The CTSI has announced the New American Mental Health Advisory Council as the first awardee for its Community Partnership Development Seed Grant Program.

The UB Community Health Equity Research Institute and Buffalo Center for Health Equity will sponsor a live, online forum on July 14 titled “Why Racial Equity and Anti-Racism?” Running from 1 to 3 p.m. (via Zoom), the forum will feature noted speakers and panelists from Western New York and beyond.

Almost all research at the University at Buffalo other than that focused on COVID-19 was paused on March 23, 2020. Now, nearly four months later, a “research ramp-up” is underway. While protocols inside and outside of UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center have changed, researchers are eager to resume clinical research.

Digital badges continue to grow in popularity and significance nationwide, as do the number of individuals receiving these micro credentials. At UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), these clickable icons signify achievement in knowledge and skills related to clinical and translational research. They can even be used on digital resumes, e-portfolios and LinkedIn accounts.
Studies have shown that the City of Buffalo is one of the poorest big cities in America. It possesses the oldest housing stock in the nation. And it is in the 90th percentile of racial isolation. As CTSI Community Advisory Board Member Rev. Kinzer M. Pointer, MCM, put it during a UB Community Health Equity Research Institute event on May 21, these are “disappointing and dubious distinctions.”
The yearly Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Pilot Studies Program request for proposals gives researchers an opportunity to pursue pioneering, even world-changing projects. With local institutional support and an award from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the program provides seed money to advance promising new technologies and therapeutics from the conceptual stage all the way to clinical trials.
For researchers, the value of mentoring cannot be overstated. That’s why the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Mentored Career Development Award Program is so significant.