Published October 5, 2021
In 2020, the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Pilot Studies Program Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium was held virtually for the first time. While the format was different, the experience for viewers and presenters was strong, as a large online audience viewed presentations highlighting innovative research projects that received Translational Pilot Studies awards.
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 pilot studies presentations.
“We are very pleased to host our annual Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium to highlight the exciting research conducted by pilot studies grant awardees,” Segal says. “As with last year, the colloquium will be virtual, and, as in previous years, we will have opportunities for questions and answers, along with discussions that we hope will foster new collaborations.”
Murphy calls the colloquium “a great way to learn about innovative research from research teams throughout UB and the Buffalo Translational Consortium. I especially like hearing about such a variety of projects that span schools, departments and disciplines. In addition, it offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with new collaborators.”
Following the remarks from Segal and Murphy, 2019-20 Translational Pilot Studies award recipients will begin their presentations.
In addition to pilot studies presentations, Murphy notes presentations from recipients of 2021 CTSI Community Partnership Development Seed Grant awards as a unique element. “The seed grants are intended to enhance the development of partnerships between community-based and university-based researchers,” he explains.
The colloquium will also feature virtually viewable posters created by awardees of the 2020-21 Translational Pilot Studies Program.
The image at the top of the page features the Colloquium speakers in order of their appearance on the agenda. See the agenda for speaker names, titles, and presentation topics. Contact Senior Research Administrator Erin O'Byrne for more information on the 2021 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.