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CTSI Insider | 2019, Quarter 1

CTSI Insider | 2019, Quarter 1

CTSI Insider | 2019, Quarter 1

Posted on March 20, 2019 @ 8:49am in CTSI Insider

Welcome to CTSI Insider, the newsletter of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. In this issue you will find news and announcements, including upcoming opportunities and events, and research trainings, as well as an overview of services available to support you.

CTSI + You

CTSI is here to serve you! We offer a variety of resources and services to augment the myriad of research infrastructure options available to research teams across CTSI partner institutions.

CTSI offers more than 20 different services and resources all aimed at supporting you and your clinical and translational research. These include recruitment and study support services offered through our Clinical Trials Office and Adult Translational Research Unit, Biomedical Informatics consulting services, Biostatistical consults and mini-grants, research process improvement consults, and research funding available through our Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies program.

About CTSI


Vroom Wisconsin Initiative As we lift up the importance of physical health and overall well-being for children, CTSI CAN/Vroom is educating the community on the neuroscience of healthy brain development and the importance of the first five years of life. Vroom, a national initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation, empowers families through increased access to information about early brain development. Vroom turns ...
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Child Advancement Network (CAN)

Child Advancement Network (CAN) The Child Advancement Network (CAN) is a comprehensive Community Engagement initiative with a vision to ensure that every child is prepared with the necessary physical, emotional, social, language, literacy, and cognitive development for school readiness. The overarching goal of CAN is to narrow the gap of learning for children starting from 0 to 5 years of ...
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News for You

Vroom Brain Building Moments: How to Develop your Child’s Brain with Everyday Activities

According to new research findings, children develop the foundation for all future learning in the first five years of life. Vroom turns shared moments into brain building moments by translating groundbreaking science into everyday language and pairs it with 1000+ fun, free tips that enable parents to have a positive impact on their children’s brain development. Participants will learn the science behind Vroom through interactive, hands-on ways to nurture our children’s growing minds.

Vroom Brain Building Moments

WHEN: March 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
WHERE: St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205

National News

Find Useful Guides & Tools Shared by the Consortium at the CLIC Resource Center

The CLIC Resource Center is a place for CTSA Program members to share relevant and useful guides, manuals and other tools with the full consortium. This page aims to encourage collaboration and resource-sharing so that hubs across the program don’t ...
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CTSI Service Highlights

CTSI offers more than 20 different services and resources all aimed at supporting you and your clinical and translational research.

REDCap News & Updates

As you may know, the CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin has administered REDCap for over 12 years. We have over 580 research projects, and hundreds of quality improvement and administrative projects, with an active user base of over 1,800 individual users. You also may know that REDCap continually develops more and more useful features. Feature in Focus: Image Maps ...
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Investigators’ Corner

Meet researchers, scholars, and students engaging in research across the CTSI.

MSSRP Student Winners

Medical Student Summer Research Participants Win Big at Research Day

The Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) has a long history at MCW. This past fall, the MCW Medical Student and Summer Research Programs was re-launched and renamed as the "Summer Academic programs for Medical Students” or SAMS for short (P is silent). We will retain the MSSRP designation exclusively for research carried out by medical students over the Summer and academic year. CTSI congratulates the eleven medical student summer research fellows who were selected from a group of 136 ...
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CTSI Team Highlights

Meet the staff and faculty working to support you and your research.


Meet Carla Echeveste, CTSI Staff Member from the All of Us Research Program

Over the past several months, the communications and media crew at the Medical College of Wisconsin beautifully captured and narrated my mom’s journey against breast cancer, the mentorship of MCW alum Dr. Jane Collis-Geers, and the work of the All of Us Research Program under the leadership and direction of Dr. Jeffrey Whittle and Dr. Zeno Franco.This is what the ...
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Community Corner

Spring Pastoral Meeting 2019

CTSI Community Engagement with Faith-Based Leaders: Pastoral Meeting

The CTSI Child Advancement Network (CAN)/Vroom Wisconsin Initiative is making tremendous strides in the community to share the importance of early brain development through Vroom with our partners in childcare, health care, schools, nonprofit and faith-based sectors. Our goal is to meet children where they stay, play, pay and pray ...
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Discovery Radio – Episode #58 – Opioid Epidemic Update & Pain Research

The battle against heroin and prescription opioid use disorder wages on across our nation and in our community. On today’s show, we’ll update you on local efforts to fight and measure the size and scope of our local epidemic. We’ll also discover what researchers are learning about chronic pain and ...
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NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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