Virtual 2020 Pilot Studies Colloquium showcased broad range of innovative research



Published October 21, 2020


The 2020 University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Pilot Studies Program Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium on October 16 highlighted the eleven projects awarded pilot studies funding in 2018-19, as well as the CTSI’s Community Partnership Development Seed Grant Program awardee for 2020.

The virtual event featured researchers representing UB, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture. In addition, posters created by awardees of the 2019-20 Translational Pilot Studies Program were viewable online.

CTSI Director Timothy F. Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, called the day a showcase of the “very broad range of the kinds of innovative research going on at UB, at Roswell Park, and at our partner institutions.”

The presentations tackled a number of major issues, including:

  • Treatment after opioid overdoses
  • Bone marrow failure
  • Oral mucositis in cancer patients
  • Childhood lead exposure
  • Asthma care in high-poverty schools
  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI) and heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Memory-related disorders
  • Lung and pancreatic cancer
  • Mental health in refugee communities
  • Human trafficking

See the event agenda for a complete rundown of presenters and topics. A complete list of past recipients of Translational Pilot Studies awards can be found on the CTSI website.

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.