CTSI pilot studies colloquium set for Oct. 15

Published October 8, 2021

Researchers affiliated with UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will highlight their innovative research projects that received 2019-20 CTSI Translational Pilot Studies awards at the 2021 Translational Pilot Studies Program Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium on Oct. 15.

The colloquium will take place virtually from noon to 4 p.m. Registration is now open and the full agenda can be viewed on the CTSI website.

Offering welcoming remarks will be CTSI Director Timothy F. Murphy, SUNY Distinguished Professor, and CTSI Pilot Studies Program Director Brahm Segal, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and professor of oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“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,” he says. “In addition, it offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with new collaborators.”

In addition to pilot studies presentations, Murphy notes recipients of 2021 CTSI Community Partnership Development Seed Grant awards will also present their work. “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 posters created by awardees of the 2020-21 Translational Pilot Studies Program.