Pilot Studies Colloquium returns on December 15

Colloquium atrium.

Published December 7, 2022

"We are very pleased to host our annual Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium to highlight the impactful research conducted by pilot studies grant awardees."
Brahm Segal.

*Due to reports of difficult weather conditions, the CTSI Colloquium scheduled for Thursday, December 15, will be held online via Zoom, rather than in person at the CTRC. (Register here to watch on Zoom.)

After two years of a virtual format, the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Pilot Studies Program Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium returns as an in-person event on Thursday, December 15.

Starting at 12 p.m. and running until 5 p.m., the colloquium will feature presentations highlighting innovative research projects that received Translational Pilot Studies awards. The event will be held in the Murphy Family Seminar Room at the Clinical and Translational Research Center (875 Ellicott Street).

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 presentations from 2020-21 Translational Pilot Studies award recipients.

“We are very pleased to host our annual Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium to highlight the impactful research conducted by pilot studies grant awardees, and to return to an in-person format,” Segal says. “While the virtual format was successful in 2020 and 2021, being together in the CTRC will allow for greater opportunities for dialogue and fostering new collaborations.”

Murphy says that one of the hallmarks of the colloquium is the variety of topics covered, from cancer studies to opioid-related drug combinations.

“This annual event is a great opportunity to experience the broad range of research that spans the entire translational spectrum supported by the CTSI Pilot Studies Program,” he explains. “The event brings together leading researchers along with tomorrow’s leaders in clinical and translational science.”

The colloquium also offers a unique look at the future of clinical and translational research, in Western New York and beyond.

“It’s a way to gain an understanding of some of the newest approaches in translational science and to meet potential new collaborators and connect with colleagues,” Murphy adds.

During an intermission at 1:45 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to view posters created by 2021 Translational Pilot Studies Program awardees in the CTRC atrium.

In addition to highlighting the work of pilot studies awardees, the colloquium will also feature presentations from recipients of 2022 CTSI Community Partnership Development Seed Grants.

“Our CTSI seed grants are designed to support the development of academic-community research partnerships that together will advance knowledge through research that is meaningful to the community,” explains CTSI Community Engagement Core Director Laurene M. Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD, Director of Community Translational Research, Department of Family Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “The 2022 recipients exemplify the innovative thinking and community focus of our awarded projects.”

See the agenda for speaker names, titles, and presentation topics, and contact Senior Research Administrator Erin O'Byrne for more information on the 2022 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.