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2023 CTSI Annual Forum collage.

Pictured, clockwise from top left: Erica Rosemond, PhD; Kelly Wofford, MS, Liise K. Kayler, MD, Veronica Meadows-Ray, Melanie Green, PhD, and Jinjun Xiong, PhD; Qianqian Zhu, PhD, with Anne B. Curtis, MD; Timothy F. Murphy, MD; and Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, with Anne B. Curtis, MD.

Published May 17, 2023


Featuring distinguished presenters and varied topics, the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Annual Forum was held on March 15 at the Clinical and Translational Research Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. CTSI Director Timothy F. Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, called the event “a spectacular success” in the April 5, 2023, issue of the CTSI’s Translational Spotlight newsletter.

If you missed any of the forum, or would like to re-watch any of the presentations, click the links below to watch videos from the day:

  • “Updates from NCATS”Erica Rosemond, PhD, Acting Deputy (Division) Director, Branch Chief and Acting Section Chief, Initiatives & Consortium-Wide Activities Section, Division of Clinical Innovation; Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program Branch, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health
  • “State of the CTSI”Timothy F. Murphy, MD, Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UB
  • Presentations and Panel Discussion on Health Literacy and Plain Language:
    • “Health Literacy as a Social Determinant of Health” — Kelly Wofford, MS, Director, Health Equity Office, Erie County Department of Health
    • “Communicating with Researchers and Research Participants” — Veronica Meadows-Ray, research team member and participant, National Witness Project, Buffalo
    • “Storytelling and Health Communication” — Melanie Green, PhD, Chair and Professor of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, UB
    • “Video-based Education and Mobile Communication” — Liise K. Kayler, MD, Program Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, Research Professor of Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UB
    • “Does AI Have a Role in Health Literacy?” — Jinjun Xiong, PhD, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UB
  • Clinical Research Achievement Awards 2022 Top Award: “The Genetic Architecture of Pediatric Cardiomyopathy”Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UB
  • Clinical Research Achievement Awards 2022 Finalist: “UACA Locus Is Associated with Breast Cancer Chemoresistance and Survival” — Qianqian Zhu, PhD, Professor of Oncology, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Buffalo Translational Consortium Clinical Research Achievement Awards presentations were introduced by Clinical Research Achievement Awards Oversight Committee Chair Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School.

For a recap of the panel discussion, see a recent article on the CTSI website.