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CTSI Insider | 2020, Quarter 1

CTSI Insider | 2020, Quarter 1

Welcome to CTSI Insider, the newsletter of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. In this issue, you will find information about our new COVID-19 Research Initiative, news and announcements, upcoming opportunities, and an overview of services available to support you.

New Initiative

COVID-19 Research Initiative

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, CTSI partner institutions are working to bring together Southeastern Wisconsin’s expansive network of basic scientists, clinical/translational investigators, clinicians, public health experts, community of stakeholders, and health system experts to join teams to improve health by translating research ideas to the Clinic, Community, and Health Systems in an expedited manner.

About CTSI

6 Ensembles Approved for CTSI Funding

6 Ensembles Approved for CTSI Funding

The CTSI Ensemble Review Committee recently approved six Ensembles for funding and support. These multidisciplinary teams were formed in the ...
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Child Advancement Network (CAN)

Child Advancement Network (CAN)

CTSI established the Child Advancement Network (CAN) as a broad-based, comprehensive, and innovative approach to child health via partnerships, advocacy, ...
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News for You

Apply Now: Master's & Certificate Programs in CTS, Starting in Fall 2020

Apply Now: Master’s & Certificate Programs in CTS, Starting in Fall 2020

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is excited to begin accepting applications for students in the Master’s and Certificate of Clinical and Translational Science program to begin in Fall 2020. The new program will feature new and updated 3-credit courses as part of a 36-credit MS curriculum.
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CTSI Announces the 2020 RFA for the Clinical Research Scholars Program

CTSI Announces the 2020 RFA for the Clinical Research Scholars Program

This program is intended for junior faculty committed to pursuing careers in academic medicine as independently funded, clinical and translational investigators. Applications are due by May 1, 2020. Program begins September 8, 2020.
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Investigators’ Corner

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

Front row: Katlyn Mayer, Leilani Hernandez, Kaitlyn McQuade and Esha Afreen Second row: Joanna Obaoye, Luise Calderon, Nicole Rademacher, and Michellai Parks Third row: Armaan Zare, Max Albiero, and Kevin Credille

Medical Student Summer Research Participants Win Big at Research Day 2019

The Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) has a long history at MCW. The MCW Medical Student and Summer Research Program has been relaunched 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 ...
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Alexander Gardner

Alexander Gardner, START TL1 Scholar

I am a third-year doctoral student at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a member of the Scientific Teams Advancing Research Translations (START) TL1 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program.  The TL1 program has allowed me to focus solely on research, develop my skills as a basic/translational scientist, and the mentoring ...
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Katrina Y. McCoy

Katrina McCoy, 500 Stars Scholar

As a CTSI 500 Stars scholar, I was granted the opportunity to work in the Surgical Oncology lab of Drs. T. Clark Gamblin and Muthusamy Kunnimalaiyaan. I participated in research on RNA interference as a treatment to pancreatic cancer by collecting data on the efficacy through immunoblotting. Through this, I ...
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Anna Palatnik, MD

Anna Palatnik, MD, Clinical Research Scholars Program Scholar

As a CTSI scholar, I had a great experience participating in Clinical Research Scholars Program. The program introduced me to the available research resources on MCW campus and beyond, helped me develop skills in grant writing, and enabled new multidisciplinary collaborations yielding several publications and grant applications. My research is ...
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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.

Adult Translational Research Unit Operational & Service Updates

Adult Translational Research Unit Operational & Service Updates

CTSI administration has been working with A-TRU staff towards restructuring its operations to increase available resources for investigators and to enhance your experience the team and their service offerings. The A-TRU team has grown to 11 staff members with a dedicated Medical Director, Administrator, Nurse Manager, Bionutrition Manager, and Lab Supervisor to support all of your administrative and clinical research needs.
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Community Corner

Working together, scientists, clinicians, and community advocates can improve the health of our community and bring research discoveries to the patient bedside and community.

Upcoming Science Cafés in 2020

Upcoming Science Cafés in 2020

The CTSI Science Cafés and Nucleating Workshops are well-established “Community Translational Science/Research pathways” that enable our CTSI Circle of Community Engagement activities, participation in, and moreover, advancement of clinical and translational science/research (C&TR).
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Discovery Radio - Episode #71: Breathtaking: The Serious Risks of Vaping

Discovery Radio – Episode #71: Breathtaking: The Serious Risks of Vaping

You hear it in the news all too often: the increasing public health concern surrounding vaping. According to many experts, it’s has risen to the level of public health crisis, including cases in our community.
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Discovery Radio - Episode #70: Living with Lupus

Discovery Radio – Episode #70: Living with Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects over 1.5 million Americans, mostly women. There’s a significant disparity in which women it most commonly affects, leading one researcher to head up a clinical trial in addressing this disparity within the disease’s largest population.
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Discovery Radio – Episode #69 – 414LIFE: A Public Health Approach in Battling Gun Violence

Discovery Radio – Episode #69 – 414LIFE: A Public Health Approach in Battling Gun Violence

Gun violence is a major public health crisis in our community. Enter 414 Life, a collaborative program aimed at addressing the crisis, from gun violence prevention to intervention and treatment for both the physical wounds and emotional scars from gun violence. Learn all about 414LIFE, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!
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CTSI + You

CTSI is here to help. We offer a variety of resources and services, resources, and tools 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.



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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