- December 15, 2022A meeting to discuss the underrepresentation of people in biomedical research evolved, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, into a more detailed study of how inclusion is essential to reducing health inequities. As detailed in a paper published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 118 individuals from 75 Clinical and Transformational Science Award (CTSA) Program hubs assembled in March
- -Case Western Reserve UniversitySparking Conversation to Enhance Health Equity Research According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations. Racial and ethnic health disparities related to COVID-19 put many Black and Brown
CLIC has had the honor of serving the CTSA Consortium as your Coordinating Center for the past 5+ years as we transformed the Consortium together. With Consortium members, CLIC launched innovative team science activities – non-traditional Un-meetings and cross-hub, cross-translational level Synergy Papers that have become part of the fabric of the CTSA Program. All hubs participated in one or more
- -University Of Texas Health Science CenterThe Rural Telementoring UnConference is designed to foster new, collaborative teams/networks and generate ideas to improve rural health. Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT This Un-Conference is free. If you have any questions, please contact RTTCinfo@uthscsa.edu
Issues for recruitment and retention of clinical research professionals at academic medical centers: Part 1 - collaborative conversations Un-Meeting findingsJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
- March 02, 2022On February 10th, 2022, over 90 researchers from within and beyond the CTSA Program consortium virtually gathered for the CLIC-hosted Un-Meeting, “Climate Change and Human Health (C2H2): Through a Translational Science Lens.”
2022 CLIC-Sponsored Hub-Hosted Un-Meeting
The Genomic Information Commons (GIC) is an NCATS/NIH funded continuously updating, queryable, federated system enabling and promoting clinical and genomic research across eight pediatric hospitals. A GIC goal is to harmonize IT, regulatory and workflow components across sites for sharing genomic and phenotypic data (including EHR data on millions of patients), as well as biospecimen metadata on broadly consented cohorts.
At this potentially transformative moment, GIC sites seek innovative and collaborative ideas from across the CTSA Consortium
Facilitating Clinical Research Through an Academic - Community Hospital Partnership: The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN)-Johns Hopkins UniversityAs a follow-up to the 2021 Un-Meeting: Exploring the Inclusion of Community Hospitals in Clinical Research, the CLIC Un-Meetings Team is hosting a webinar of a successful academic – community hospital partnership. Join Dr. Adrian Sandra Dobs, director of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network and professor of Medicine and Oncology, for a 20-minute live Zoom webinar on the topic of
- November 05, 2021Credit: NOAA Climate change is widely seen as one of the biggest threats to human health. From worsening air quality to the changing distribution of vector-borne diseases, the impacts of climate change on health are numerous. Earlier this year, leaders at the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) met to see how they could be part of the solution. They decided to host an Un-Meeting
- June 11, 2021Dr. Elizabeth Ofili, a principal investigator at the Georgia CTSA, gives a 4x4 presentation at the Un-Meeting. Researchers across the country gathered virtually last month to discuss outreach to community hospitals for recruitment and enrollment into clinical trials at the CLIC-hosted Un-Meeting “Exploring the Inclusion of Community Hospitals in Clinical Research.” The topic, chosen by the
Telehealth is an emerging field. Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was shown in several chronic conditions to improve access, reduce hospitalization rates, and have lower costs to the patient than traditional in person visits. These interventions are adaptable and have the potential to impact healthcare in communities which are medically underserved and under-resourced. Telehealth has also been shown to reduce health disparities among African Americans, improve screenings of chronic conditions and improve access to mental health care in rural areas. During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been
May 27, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time. This NCATS “Rapid-Response” Un-Meeting will encourage discussions to identify activities that can be initiated and sustained in the interpandemic period to include when a significant public health emergency arises in the future, these community based environments can seamlessly participate in joint projects to address the threat. Other potential topics include identifying opportunities to build models of outreach to better include community hospitals for recruitment and enrollment into academic clinical trials, identifying ways to increase participant
- -Case Western Reserve University
Telehealth plays an important role in the Clinical Implementation and Public Health stages of the Translational Science Spectrum. Understanding the barriers and limitations of telehealth will inform development of new technology and models that expand access and improve the quality of care. The impact of this un-meeting is to use the results to make immediate changes to how telehealth visits are conducted for clinical care, to develop new strategies to removing barriers to telehealth in underserved populations and to advance multidisciplinary initiatives regarding research with telehealth.
To elicit participant feedback on the 2020 Clinical Research in the COVID-era and Beyond Un-Meeting.
A comprehensive guide to help anyone involved with the CTSA Program host their own successful Un-Meeting. The Guide includes elements such as logisitc planning, identifying your team, promotion and communication best practices, budgeting templates and more.
To elicit participant feedback on the 2020 Lifespan and Life Course Research Integrating Strategies Un-Meeting.
Follow-Up Evaluation: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Applications in Translational Science Un-Meeting
To elicit participant follow up feedback on the 2019 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Applications in Translational Science Un-Meeting.
To elicit participant feedback on the 2018 Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Translational Science evaluation Un-Meeting.
To elicit feedback from participants on the 2018 Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Translational Science Evaluation Un-Meeting.
To elicit participant follow up feedback on the 2019 Rural Health and Health Equity Un-Meeting.
To elicit participant feedback on the 2019 Rural Health and Health Equity Un-Meeting.
Promoting Community Health Collaboration between CTSA Programs and Cooperative Extension to Advance Rural Health Equity: Insights from a National Un-MeetingJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
Addressing rural health disparities has unique challenges that require cross-sector collaborations to address social determinants of health and help those in need to get connected to care continuum.
Finding solutions to clinical and translational roadblocks is a considerable part of our job. In collaboration with the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC), we have organized our two Un-Meetings for this year. These Un-meetings will focus on two broad topics where we need some insightful mind power to address current and future directions. On March 2nd 2020 at Northwestern
CLIC developed introductory video on planning and hosting an Un-Meeting features footage from the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Applications in Translational Science Un-Meeting in Rochester, NY in June, 2019.
To determine the long-term impacts of attending the Un-Meeting.
This NCATS “rapid-response” Un-Meeting will encourage discussions around the changes encountered in the area of clinical and translational research resulting from the COVID pandemic. Other potential topics include Identifying clinical research trial design opportunities as a unified network in the post-COVID clinical era? What does training look like? What do remote trials look like? What is the
- Probably the biggest takeaway from the recent annual program meeting is that there simply isn’t enough time. However, we believe our goals for great presentations, lively discussions, and new collaborations were met. You, the CTSA community, and our many partners from NIH, FDA, PCORI, IDeA CTRs, and USDA delivered. I’ll use the term “wicked problems” rather than the largely discussed “big hairy
- -Northwestern University At Chicago
This Un-Meeting will explore lifespan and life course research tools and strategies to advance understanding of how the life course may influence outcomes of research participants and how this may be considered in observational and interventional study design. Monday, March 2, 2020 Chicago, Illinois A reception on Sunday, March 1 will precede the Un-Meeting. View event website Un-Meeting on
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Implementation Science (IS) is the study of methods to promote systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices (EBPs) into routine clinical care, thus improving health care quality and effectiveness. The Translational Research Institute (TRI) will expand IS capacity and research productivity to address NCATS’ mission to rapidly advance interventions and integrate research
"The SMART IRB Platform: A National Resource for IRB Review for Multisite Studies," published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational ScienceAugust 15, 2019
The SMART IRB team has published a new paper that provides background and updates on the platform and Agreement. Excerpt from abstract: Single institutional review board (IRB) review of multisite research increased in frequency over a decade ago with a proliferation of master IRB reliance agreements supporting statewide and regional consortia and disease- and population-specific networks. Although