Happy Holidays from SCTS
SCTS wishes you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year! It is a great time of year to think about all we have to be thankful for, and our members certainly come to mind. Thank you for your membership this year, and we look forward to a great 2011.
Annual Meeting News
2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting:
ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
"Embracing the Full Spectrum of Translational Research”
Omni Shoreham Hotel
April 27 – 29, 2011
Registration opens in January!
Submit an abstract for presentation at the 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting: The ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting. The abstract submission deadline is December 16, 2010. The 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting, sponsored by the Association for Clinical Research Training (ACRT) and the Society for Clinical and Translational Science (SCTS), brings together trainees, educators, and all others engaged in clinical and translational science.
2011 Abstract Categories:
- Clinical Epidemiology
- Clinical Trials
- Health Services Research
- Outcomes Research
- Translational Basic-to-Clinical
Abstract submission is open to all K Scholars and Trainees.
Annual Meeting Sessions
The 2011 ACRT/SCTS Annual Meeting will feature plenary sessions presented by government leaders:
Translational Research: Innovations and Practical Strategies to Improve Health
Thursday, April 28th - 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Margaret "Peggy” Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health
Donald Berwick, M.D., Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid – Invited
Harry Selker, M.D., MSPH, Dean, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Executive Director, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Garret Fitzgerald, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Associate Dean for Translational Research Chair Department of Pharmacology, Director, Institute for Translational Medicine; Therapeutics
The Transformation of NIH: Where Are We and Where Are We Going in Translational Science?
Thursday, April 28th - 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
John Gallin, M.D., Director of the NIH Clinical Center
Barbara M. Alving, M.D., Director, National Center for Research Resources
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives – Invited
Robert Califf, M.D., MACC, Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research and Director, Duke Translational Medicine Institute
Eric S. Orwoll, M.D., Director, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute; Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine; Associate Vice President for Research, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
For more details, visit www.acrt-sctsannualmeeting.org.
Thank you to everyone who completed the SCTS interest group and job board surveys that were recently sent in an e-mail. We look forward to announcing new special interest groups in January. SCTS is constantly looking for ways to serve you better, and we appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your needs.
SCTS Announces a CTS Leaders Institute
SCTS is pleased to announce the launch of a CTS Leaders Institute. This institute provides CTS directors and leaders with an opportunity to consult with peers, share best practices and learn new management approaches and skills for leading a Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Department of Center (CTSI/D/C). The institute is open to leaders of both CTSA and non-CTSA institutions and SCTS is offering one complimentary registration per Institutional Member for a Director, PI, or designee as a benefit of membership. Registration will be released this January to all SCTS institutional members who are directors of a CTSI/D/C.
The Institute will include case studies, panel discussions, workshops, and opportunities for each participant to discuss current management successes and challenges with colleagues. Participants will leave with fresh, practical perspectives on the work of leading organizational change and with specific action plans.
The CTS Leaders Institute will take place Saturday, April 30, 2011 following the 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting in Washington, DC.
News of Interest
Call for Nominees: Associate Scientific Advisorships for CTSA Trainees with Science's sister journal Science Translational Medicine
Science/ AAAS’s sister journal, Science Translational Medicine, and our Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Elias Zerhouni invite CTSA Principal Investigators and Mentors to nominate outstanding CTSA trainees to become Associate Scientific Advisors for the journal.
With this program, Science Translational Medicine seeks to build connections with the community of trainees in translational medicine and to provide to them with opportunities for critical thinking and scientific communication early in their careers.
Selected nominees will:
- Participate in the development of the journal’s weekly Editor’s Choice section
- Have their Editor’s Choice articles published in Science Translational Medicine
- Be recognized on the masthead of Science Translational Medicine (see: http://stm.sciencemag.org/site/about/assoc_advisors.xhtml)
- Serve as an Associate Advisory Board member for the journal on matters of policy and content
- Develop the ability to clearly communicate scientific information
- Gain experience in critically evaluating the literature
Every week, a subset of the Associate Scientific Advisors will scan selected journals and choose and summarize research papers to be highlighted in the Editor’s Choice section of Science Translational Medicine. Through expert editorial instruction, participants will receive feedback that will help them to improve their general writing skills and learn to communicate in a clear, broadly accessible style. Each Associate Scientific Advisor can expect to write ~10 to 15 Editor's Choice summaries and have them appear in the journal over the coming year.
This is the second year that Science Translational Medicine will be sponsoring an Associate Scientific Advisors program. To see the 2010 collection of Editor's Choice articles written by the current Associate Scientific Advisors, go to http://stm.sciencemag.org/ and view the Editor’s Choice box at the bottom of the Highlights column.
Dr. Cindy Morris and Dr. Fred Meyers will work with Science Translational Medicine editors to select twelve trainees to serve as Associate Scientific Advisors for the journal for a period of one year. The Associate Scientific Advisors will be selected on the basis of their expertise and research disciplines, as well as some consideration of sharing among institutions.
Eligible nominees include those post doctoral scholars who (i) are active participants in CTSA career development or education programs; (ii) are active participants in other career development programs (for example, Veteran's Affairs, ASCO, or the American Heart Association); or (iii) hold individual K awards or who are active in an institutional K award, including awards equivalent to a K12 award such as in a BIRCWH program.
As a first step in the selection process, please send the names of your nominees with their contact information and Curriculum vitaes to Cynthia D. Morris, PhD, MPH c/o Annette Vu at firstname.lastname@example.org. After nomination, the nominees will be given a writing task, and selections will then be made. DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS EXTENDED to DECEMBER 31, 2010.
Events of Interest
January 25, 2011
147th Meeting of the National Advisory Research Resources Council Bethesda, MD
April 26-27, 2011
AFMR Eastern Regional Meeting 2011
April 27-29, 2011
2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
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