Stay in touch with research developments featuring UB CTSI investigators and other newsworthy accomplishments from around the Buffalo Translational Consortium and the national Clinical and Translational Science Award network.

The 13 innovative clinical-translational science research projects awarded for 2017-18 will be featured at the annual Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium. Investigators will highlight their research projects and respond to questions.

Midterm exams aren’t going to be the only spooky event happening at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences this October. The 3rd Annual “Tricks, Treats and Science Discoveries: Free Family Fun and Learning Fair” will make its return to the Jacobs School on Saturday, October 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.

UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Pilot Studies program is now accepting Letters of Intent for 2020-21 pilot study applications. 

The CTSI KL2 and the Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) Mentored Career Development Awards (MCDA) provide research mentoring in clinical and translational research and career and professional development to outstanding scientist and clinician scientists transitioning to independent positions either in academia or industry. As part of these programs, current and alumni scholars engage in mentoring the next generation of graduate and professional students and in community outreach.


A monthly, three part Community-University Collaborations in Research core competency workshop series – September 9, October 10 and November 7 – combines the core competencies of community engagement and cultural diversity. The goal of series is to bring together community and university partners to discuss the importance of research collaborations, specifically those aimed at creating culturally responsive research and addressing health disparities. The three areas of focus are Refugee, Immigrant and Latino Communities; Mental Health and LGBTQ Community.

Are these three terms – translational research, translation and translational science – interchangeable? The short answer is “no.”
For clinical investigators, discovering a new drug, treatment or device is only the first goal of research. The real reward comes when the discovery makes it into the hands of the patients who will benefit from it.