Clinical and Translational Science Institute Annual Forum — March 15, 2023


CTSI Annual Forum

March 15, 2023 — 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Murphy Family Seminar Room 5019 A&B

Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)


Timothy F. Murphy.

12:30 p.m.        
Timothy F. Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor                              Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UB
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UB


Erica Rosemond.
Timothy F. Murphy.

12:45 p.m.        
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

1:00 p.m.           
State of the CTSI     
Timothy F. Murphy, MD
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UB


1:45 p.m.           

2:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Health Literacy and Plain Language 

Kelly Wofford.
Veronica Meadows Ray.
Melanie Green.
Liise Kayler.
Jinjun Xiong.

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



Story-telling 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

3:30 p.m.           

Anne Curtis.
Steven Lipshultz.
Qianqian Zhu.

3:45 p.m.
Clinical Research Achievement Awards and Presentations 
Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UB
Chair, Clinical Research Achievement Awards Committee


2022 Top Award:
The Genetic Architecture of Pediatric Cardiomyopathy  (Followed by Q&A)
Steven E. Lipshultz, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UB

2022 Finalist:
UACA Locus Is Associated with Breast Cancer Chemoresistance and Survival  
(Followed by Q&A)
Qianqian Zhu, PhD, Professor of Oncology
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

4:20 p.m.           
Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m.