2020 Clinical and Translational Research Virtual Colloquium

Friday, October 16, 2020

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Timothy Murphy.

12:00-12:15 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks, History and Overview of the CTSI Translational Pilot Studies Program
Timothy F. Murphy, MD 
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Brahm Segal.

Introduction to Translational Pilot Studies Program and Current RFP       
Brahm Segal, MD
Director, CTSI Pilot Studies Program
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Brian Clemency.

12:15-12:30 p.m.
Hospital Observation Upon Reversal (HOUR) With Naloxone: A Multicenter Decision Rule Validation        
Brian Clemency, DO
Department of Emergency Medicine, UB


Michael Nemeth.

12:30-12:45 p.m.           
Nivolumab-Augmented Vaccination Against Decitabine-Induced NY-ESO-1 in MDS/AML 
Michael Nemeth, PhD
Departments of Medicine & Immunology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Fangyi Gu.

12:45-1:00 p.m.
Diurnal Variation of Biomarkers That Are Related to Radio-Sensitivity in Human Oral Mucosa
Fangyi Gu, MD, ScD
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Gauri Desai.

1:00-1:15 p.m.
Is There a Lead Diet? Harnessing Population-Based Evidence for Translatable Public Health Messages on Lowering Childhood Lead Exposure           
Gauri Desai, MPH, PhD
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, UB

Lucy Holmes.

1:15-1:30 p.m.
Aligning With Schools to Help Manage Asthma (Project ASTHMA)       
Lucy Holmes, MD, MPH
Department of Pediatrics, UB



Vincent Tutino.

1:30-1:45 p.m.
Biomarkers of Ischemic Stroke Subtype to Aid Post-Thrombectomy Workup       
Vincent Tutino, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, UB

1:45-2:30 p.m.
Break — Poster Viewing
2019-20 Pilot Studies Awardees

Brian Weil.

2:30-2:45 p.m.
Pre-Clinical Evaluation of a Novel Antibody-Based Therapy to Improve Cardiac Repair After Acute Myocardial Infarction          
Brian Weil, PhD
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, UB

Ying Xu.

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Assessment of Phosphodiesterase-4D as a Novel Target for Neuropsychiatric Indications in Treatment of Memory-Related Disorder Using a Translational Mouse-Model Approach
Ying Xu, MD, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UB

Lee Chaves.

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Chronic Kidney Disease Associated Dysbiosis Effects on Cardiovascular Diseases
Lee Chaves, PhD

Department of Medicine, UB

Edwin Yau.

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Detection of Cancer Mutations in Circulating Tumor DNA Using CRISPR-Cas13a  
Edwin Yau, MD, PhD
Departments of Medicine and Cancer Genetics & Genomics
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter.

3:30-3:50 p.m.
Community Partnership Development Seed Grant Program
Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD
Director, CTSI Community Engagement Core

Kim Griswold.

Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, RN
Department of Family Medicine, UB

Danielle Bernas.

Danielle Bernas, LMSW
Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture


3:50-4:00 p.m.

Tips for Success in Obtaining CTSI Pilot Studies Funding and Stipulations            
Brahm H. Segal, MD
Director, CTSI Pilot Studies Program
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

4:00 p.m.

Contact Research Administrator Erin O'Byrne for more information.

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.