2021 Clinical and Translational Research Virtual Colloquium

Friday, October 15, 2021

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Agenda

Timothy Murphy.

12:00-12:15 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks, History and Overview of the CTSI Translational Pilot Studies Program
Timothy F. Murphy, MD 
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director, Community Health Equity Research Institute
 

Brahm Segal.

Introduction to the Translational Pilot Studies Program        
Brahm Segal, MD
Director, CTSI Pilot Studies Program
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Fumito Ito.

12:15-12:30 p.m.
Blood-based T-cell Biomarkers for Prediction of Treatment Response and Early Diagnosis of Immune-related Adverse Events to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Fumito Ito, MD, PhD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center                      



 

Elsa Bou Ghanem.

12:30-12:45 p.m.           
The Role of Extracellular Adenosine Pathway in Age-driven Decline in Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte (PMN) Anti-pneumococcal Responses
Elsa Bou Ghanem, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UB

 

 

Lee Chaves.

12:45-1:00 p.m.
Real-time Dynamics of Drug-induced Nephrotoxicity
Lee Chaves, PhD
Department of Medicine, UB





 

Michael Dwyer.

1:00-1:15 p.m.
Development of Deep-learning Tools for Translation of Neuroimaging Biomarkers to Clinical Routine Use
Michael Dwyer, PhD
Department of Neurology, UB




Julie Gass.

1:15-1:30 p.m.
Advancing the Translational Science of Real-world, Real-time Data Capture   
Julie Gass, PhD
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences, UB


 
 

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca.

1:30-1:45 p.m.
Improving Adherence to a Diabetic Diet With a Grocery Shopping Intervention    
Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD
Department of Pediatrics, UB





1:45-2:15 p.m.
Break — Poster Viewing
2020-21 Pilot Studies Awardees

Carla Jungquist.

2:15-2:30 p.m.
Early Detection of Respiratory Compromise to Prevent Harm of the Hospitalized Opioid Treated Patient
Carla Jungquist, PhD
School of Nursing, UB





Rebecca Lorenz.

2:30-2:45 p.m.
The Pathway to Sleep Health Disparities in Middle-aged and Older Adults: The Role of Social Determinants
Rebecca Lorenz, PhD, RN
School of Nursing, UB

UPDATE: Dr. Lorenz will be assisted by Heather Orom, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions, UB

 

Elizabeth Mietlicki-Baase.

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Interaction Between Meal Composition and Weigth Status on Feeding- and Stress-related Hormones
Elizabeth Mietlicki-Baase, PhD
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
School of Public Health and Health Professions, UB




Naomi McKay.

Interaction Between Meal Composition and Weight Status on Feeding- and Stress-related Hormones
Naomi McKay, PhD
Department of Psychology, SUNY Buffalo State






Jason Muhitch.

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Development of Radiotherapy Regimens for Improved Antigenicity of Human Renal Cell Carcinoma
Jason Muhitch, PhD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center




Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter.

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Introduction to CTSI Community Partnership Development Seed Grant Program
Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD
Director, CTSI Community Engagement Core





Kafuli Agbemenu.

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Reproductive Health Advisory Committee for the African Refugee Community (RHACARC)
Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, MPH, RN
School of Nursing, UB

 

 

Sondra Dawes.

Reproductive Health Advisory Committee for the African Refugee Community (RHACARC)
Sondra Dawes, BS
Priscilla Project, Jericho Road Community Health Center


 

 

Christopher St. Vil.

Reproductive Health Advisory Committee for the African Refugee Community (RHACARC)
Christopher St. Vil, PhD
School of Social Work, UB





Liise Kayler.

3:45-4:00 p.m.
Co-creating Solutions to Enhance Kidney Transplant Access of Black Western New Yorkers With End-stage Kidney Disease
Liise Kayler, MD, MS
Department of Surgery, UB

 

 

Barbara Breckenridge.

Co-creating Solutions to Enhance Kidney Transplant Access of Black Western New Yorkers With End-stage Kidney Disease
Barbara Breckenridge
Founder, Western New York Kidney Disease and Transplant Support Group
Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) Western New York Regional Advisor
IPRO ESRD Network of New York Partner
Health Disparities Liaison, Fruit of the City




4:00 p.m. Adjournment    

Contact Senior Research Administrator Erin O'Byrne for more information.

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.