Community Events

Drugs, Biologics, Vaccines and Devices

June 2, 2017

New Approaches to Metabolomics Research

Previously scheduled for March 14, 2017

The ICTR Drugs/Biologics/Vaccines Devices Translational Research Community and the Center for Metabolomics Analysis are hosting a symposium on June 2 from 9:30am-12:00pm in Tilghman Auditorium at the Miller Research Building, 733 North Broadway.  Event check-in and coffee service will begin at 9:00am. The program will run 9:30am-12:00pm. Upon exciting the event, attendees may pick up a boxed lunch and meet with core leaders and other experts. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Speakers will address the following topic areas:

  • Resources available on campus: The Metabolomics Program as part of ICTR- supported labs.
  • Feasibility, design, and costs of projects using metabolomics technologies (including mass spec and NMR- based metabolomics).
  • Metabolic approaches based on specific research projects/questions ranging from simple assays to high-throughput approaches such as global metabolic profiling and stable isotope-13C, 15N-labeled on a wide variety of sample types

Keynote speakers include Charles Burant, MD, PhD director of the University of Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (P30) and the Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource core (U24) and Children’s Health Exposure Analytical Resource Untargeted Analysis Core (R24), and Gary Siuzdak, PhD, director of the Scripps Center for Metabolomics and faculty guest at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The event is free and registration is required. To RSVP visit:

To learn more about the event download the attached flyer.

To receive information about similar events and funding opportunities, contact Kelly Crowley (

The Translational Research Communities are a program under the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, supported by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award.

June 10, 2016

New Frontiers in 3D Printing at Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and the Departments of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering are hosting a half-day symposium, “New Frontiers in 3D Printing at Johns Hopkins University,” on June 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mountcastle Auditorium, Pre-Clinical Teaching Building (PCTB), located on 725 North Wolfe Street.  Event check-in, refreshments and a vendor fair will begin at 12:30 p.m. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. The event will showcase the broad spectrum of 3D printing applications in translational research and patient care.

Keynote speakers include Andy Christensen, founding CEO of Medical Modelling Inc. and Dr. Katherine Barsness, associate professor in Pediatric Surgery and Medical Education at Northwestern University. They and other speakers will address 3D printing in the following areas:

  • Customization and personalization of medical products, drugs and equipment
  • Training simulations
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Increased productivity
  • The democratization of design and manufacturing
  • Enhanced collaboration




July 9, 2014

Kick-Off Drugs/Biologics/Vaccine/Devices Symposium: Drug Delivery Research Across the Translational Pathway




Barbara Slusher

Overview of ICTR Research Navigator Supported Services
Linda Post

Translational Science Core (TSC) ICTR Resources
Craig Hendrix

Overcoming Barriers: Gliadel Wafers as a Case Study
Henry Brem

Nanomedicine: Making Drugs and Biologics Safer and More Effective
Justin Hanes

Targeted, Systemic Nanotherapies for Neuroinflammation- Approaches for CNS Disorders
Kannan Rangaramanujam

Glutaminase Inhibitor Encapsulated in Nanoparticle for Cancer Therapy
Anne Le

Polymeric Nanoparticles for Nucleic Acid Delivery
Jordan Green

Novel Bioengineered Antimicrobial Surgical Implant Coatings to Prevent Prosthetic Joint Infections
Lloyd S. Miller


Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing

April 26, 2016

Navigating the Office of Research Administration: A symposium co-sponsored by the ICTR Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing Translational Research Community, the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, & Clinical Research, and the Office of Research Administration

View the individual presentations listed below here:

Welcome: What are the TRCs?
Martin Pomper, Co-Leader of the Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing TRC

Mike Amey, Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs

Grants and Incoming Sub-Awards
Maili Winther for Sharel Brown, Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects

Pre-Clinical Contracting and Other Research Agreements
Nicole Leonard, Director of ORA

Outgoing Sub-Awards
Melody Snow, Assistant Director, Sub Awards Group

Clinical Research Prospective Reimbursement Analysis and Budgeting
Karen Roz, Director of ORA, Clinical Research

Clinical Research Contracting and Related Agreements
Mont Brownlee, Director of ORA,  Contracting

Panel Q&A

July 14, 2014

Kick-Off Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing Symposium: The Importance of Secondary Data Analyses in the New Era of Cardiac and Kidney Biomarker and Diagnostic Imaging




Martin Pomper

Overview of ICTR Research Navigator Supported Services
Linda Post

The ICTR Studio
Carol Kobrin

Translational Science Core (TSC) ICTR Resources
Craig Hendrix

Addressing Error in Laboratory Biomarker Studies
Elizabeth Selvin 

Staging, Progression, Guidelines and FDA Surrogate Outcomes Based on Biomarkers for Chronic Kidney Disease
Josef Coresh

Cardiac Biomarkers in Asymptomatic Populations: Current Status, Future Promise
Robert Christenson


Behavioral, Social and Systems Science

May 5, 2017

Learning Health Systems: Working at the Intersection of Research and Operations

Event Details

Join us for a half-day symposium focused on the use of clinical and research data to improve the learning health care system. Events begin with check-in, breakfast and a short poster session (tentatively). The morning program will be followed by lunch and breakouts, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  On the registration form, please indicate what activities you will participate in.



  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am:      Check-in, Breakfast, Poster Session
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am:      Welcome and What’s New with the BSSS TRC?
  • 9:00 am – 9:45 am:      Patricia Brown, Esq.
  • 9:45 am – 10:45 am:     Karina Davidson, PhD
  • 10:45 am – 10:55 am:   BREAK
  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am:   Casey Overby, PhD
  • 11:45 am – 12:00 pm:   Wrap-Up and Instructions for Afternoon
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:     Lunch and Breakouts

Meet Our Keynote Speakers:

Patricia M.C. Brown, Esq., is senior vice president of managed care and population health for Johns Hopkins Medicine; president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, and senior counsel for the Johns Hopkins Health System.

In these roles, Ms. Brown is responsible for directing Johns Hopkins Medicine’s population health strategies, including care management, disease management, care coordination, community care and health care reform preparation; integrating and coordinating managed care contracting and payer and market strategy for all Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals and provider groups; administering and growing all Johns Hopkins health plan products for approximately 400,000 individuals enrolled in self-funded employer, Medicaid, Medicare and Department of Defense health plans; facilitating the development and dissemination of health care solutions to drive quality and cost-effective health care; and otherwise championing Johns Hopkins Medicine’s aspiration to be the model for an academically based, integrated delivery and financing system. As senior counsel for the Johns Hopkins Health System, Ms. Brown provides legal advice in the areas of managed care, reimbursement, certificate of need and health care reform.

Karina Davidson, PhD, is the Herbert Irving Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry; Executive Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health; Vice Dean for Organizational Effectiveness; and the Associate Director of the Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) at Columbia University and Columbia University Medical Center.

She is a clinical health psychologist by training. Her program of research focuses on the relationship between psychosocial risk factors and their role in the course and outcome of cardiovascular disease. She has conducted randomized controlled trials of anger management and depression treatment for both hypertensive and post-myocardial infarction patients. Most recently Dr. Davidson conducted an NIH-funded randomized controlled trial to test if enhanced depression treatment vs current treatment improves healthcare costs and depression in acute coronary disease patients at sites across the U.S. Dr. Davidson was recently awarded a New York State Department of Health program project to investigate novel hospital system interventions for improving 30-day readmissions for patients presenting with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or myocardial infarction. She is working closely with leadership from New York Presbyterian hospital system to improve patient flow through the emergency department to medicine units at multiple hospitals. This past year, she was also awarded a PCORI grant to investigate which conditions and symptoms in primary care patients should be targeted for treatment in N-of-1 trials.

Casey Overby, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Informatics in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. She completed pre-doctoral National Library of Medicine biomedical informatics training and National Human Genome Research Institute genome sciences training fellowships at the University of Washington. She also completed a post-doctoral National Library of Medicine informatics training fellowship at Columbia University. As an informatics researcher, Dr. Overby’s interests intersect at public health genomics and biomedical informatics. She is currently developing applications to support the translation of genomic research to clinical and population-based health care settings.and delivering health information and knowledge to the public. Dr. Overby is also developing knowledge-based approaches to use Big Data –including electronic health records—to improve population health.


December 11, 2015

Bringing Behavioral, Social and Systems Science Research to Market

Location: Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse, 720 Rutland Avenue
Check-in: 9:30 am
Program: 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Event registration link:

The goal of this symposium is to inform researchers about resources available to accelerate innovation and commercialization. At the event, Mark Cochran, Director of JH Solutions, will provide information about developing and managing collaborations with industry. Darius Graham, Director of the Social Innovation Lab, will discuss working with the Office of Technology Ventures for licensing and commercialization purposes. He will also describe the work done in the Social Innovation Lab, which supports companies and organizations that develop innovative solutions to local and global problems. Guests will also hear personal narratives from experts in the field, who have successfully delivered processes or products to market. Projects to be discussed include the POWER Trial(Practice-based Opportunities for Weight Reduction) the Johns Hopkins ACG Case-Mix/Predictive Modeling System and the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). The event will include adequate time for Q&A.

September 30, 2014

Using EPIC for Behavioral, Social and Systems Science Research: Beyond Recruitment

The purpose of this symposium is to provide faculty and staff with information about the newly formed Translational Research Communities (TRCs) and other resources offered by the ICTR, and to present the first in a series of Behavioral, Social, and Systems Science seminars on Integrating Research Into the Health System. Diana Gumas will present how EPIC can be used by researchers, not only for recruitment purposes, but to access data for use in clinical research studies. Presentations given at the symposium will include new and exciting projects by investigators who have successfully employed EPIC. This free event will include lunch.


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