01 May ACTS Translational Science 2018
CTSI leaders and scholars recently returned from attending the Association for Clinical and Translational Science 2018 Conference in Washington D.C. where they networked with colleagues, researchers, scholars, industry leaders, and NCATS program officers and attended exciting and innovative sessions on topics related to Clinical and Transnational Science.
Several of our TL1 Scholars participated in the ‘Hill Day Advocacy Training’ and had the chance to advocate on Capitol Hill. Three scholars (pictured below) and two faculty members from the TL1 program at the University of Michigan had the opportunity to meet with the staff members of Senators Johnson and Baldwin (WI) and Senators Stabenow and Peters (MI). In addition to advocating for another budget increase of $3 billion to be allocated to the NIH during the fiscal year 2019, they had the chance to share some of the opportunities that the CTSI TL1 program has afforded them – great work!
CTSI leaders and collaborators presented poster sessions on the CTSI’s 500 Stars Initiative, the Real-Time IRB Process, a CTSA External Reviewer Exchange Consortium, and Community Engagement efforts taking place here at MCW. In addition, CTSI leaders returned to your institution with newfound knowledge and professional connections to support and advance education, collaboration, and research in clinical and translational science.