Category Archive: announcement

Event: Improving Long Term Outcomes Research


On Tuesday, March 14 from 10-11 AM in Tilghman Auditorium, Dale Needham, MD, PhD and his research team will present the many FREE resources for conducting clinical research, funded by his National Heart Lung and Blood Institute R24 national infrastructure grant. This grant has created resources for clinical researchers conducting longitudinal follow-up studies, including: a database of common patient-reported and performance-based outcome measurements and standardized information about them; adaptable tools, templates, and manuals to maximize retention of research participants, including an interactive searchable database of >600 retention strategies; and a statistical tool to address “competing risk of mortality” when evaluating … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Nexus Award for Externships in Drug and Device Development


The Drugs, Biologics, Vaccines and Devices Translational Research Community of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is accepting applications for their Nexus Award Program.  The award strives to improve the research environment and career satisfaction of faculty by providing funds to investigators engaged in drugs, biologics, vaccines or device design. It is designed for investigators who wish to engage in short immersion experiences with colleagues at other academic research centers or industry partners. The award provides up to $25,000 including a maximum of $5,000 in travel, $200/day in support or replacement salary support. Applications are due on … Continue reading

Event: New Approaches to Metabolomics Research


Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been postponed. The Drugs, Biologics, Vaccines and Devices Translational Research Community of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s (ICTR) and the Center for Metabolomics Analysis are hosting a symposium Tuesday, March 14 from 9:30 am-12:00 pm in Owens Auditorium at the Koch Cancer Research Building, 1550 Orleans St.  Event check-in and coffee service begin at 9:00am.  All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. 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 … Continue reading

Final Rule: Federal Policy on Protection of Human Subjects (Revisions to the Common Rule)


The U.S. government has published its changes to the regulation known as “The Common Rule” governing Human Subjects Research.  The IRB office is reviewing the new rule and will communicate information about the changes, including statements about what these changes mean for researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the next few months. The rule goes into effect in 2018. For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-01058/federal-policy-for-protection-of-human-subjects. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/institutional_review_board/  

Funding Opportunity: ATIP Grants, Deadline February 20, 2017


Open to all Johns Hopkins Faculty The milestone-driven Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) program provides up to $100,000 over twelve months in targeted funding and project management for faculty conducting translational research projects. The ICTR is now requesting applications with a deadline for submission by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 20, 2017.  Any Johns Hopkins University faculty member interested in starting a translational project is eligible to apply, however awarded PIs may not apply for a new ATIP project within the twenty-four months following receipt of their initial award funds.  Grants are for up to $100,000 in direct costs and may not be … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Johns Hopkins & Kaiser Permanente Research Collaboration Grant


The Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine Research Collaboration Committee is actively requesting research proposals to foster collaborative research between the two institutions and address complex and intriguing healthcare and clinical questions vexing our health systems.  Specifically, we are looking for research proposals that are aligned with both organizations’ strategies and present opportunities to prove the synergy of the Kaiser Permanente/Johns Hopkins collaboration.  We hope to identify and fund proposals that accomplish seminal research utilizing the unique capabilities that only two such organizations as Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins have. Broadly, the goal is to support collaborative epidemiologic, health services … Continue reading

Join NCATS for Rare Disease Day at NIH


Rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million Americans. On Feb. 27, 2017, NIH will host an event designed to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect and current research collaborations. Sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Masur Auditorium in Building 10 on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The event will feature presentations, posters, exhibits, an art show and tours of the NIH Clinical Center. Admission is free and open to the public. In association with Global Genes®, participants are encouraged … Continue reading

NCATS Funding Opportunity: CTSA Program Coordination Center


NCATS is committing up to $4 million in fiscal year 2017 to fund a coordination center to support Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program activities. The CTSA Program supports an innovative national network of medical research institutions — called “hubs” — that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly. CTSA Program hubs collaborate locally and regionally to catalyze innovation in training, research tools and processes. The coordination center will facilitate development, testing and implementation of innovative approaches to: Collect and manage data to gauge and improve the impact of CTSA Program … Continue reading

Delivering Blood by Drone


STUDY SHOWS BLOOD PRODUCTS UNAFFECTED BY DRONE TRIPS –Drone travel can reduce time, resources required for transporting blood products In what is believed to be the first proof-of-concept study of its kind, Johns Hopkins researchers have determined that large bags of blood products, such as those transfused into patients every day, can maintain temperature and cellular integrity while transported by drones. In a report about the findings, published ahead of print in the journal Transfusion in November, the investigators say the findings add to evidence that remotely piloted drones are an effective, safe and timely way to quickly get blood … Continue reading

NCATS SBIR Twitter Chat


Participate in an NCATS Twitter Chat about SBIR/STTR Funding Through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) supports entrepreneurs aiming to commercialize new tools and technologies that can improve translational research and patient health. NCATS SBIR/STTR Program Director Lili Portilla, M.P.A., and SCBIO (South Carolina BIO) representatives will host a Twitter chat to answer questions about NCATS’ funding opportunities, and share tips for applying and other advice for those in emerging biotech communities. To participate, sign on to Twitter Monday, Dec. 12, 2:00 p.m. ET, and … Continue reading

ICTR Joins the Trial Innovation Network


The Trial Innovation Network is a new collaborative initiative within the CTSA Program and is composed of three key organizational partners – the CTSA Program Hubs, the Trial Innovation Centers (TICs), and the Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC). The vision for the Trial Innovation Network is to innovatively address critical roadblocks in clinical trials and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies. The Trial Innovation Network is a collaborative national network that focuses on operational innovation, operational excellence and collaboration and will leverage the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program. The Trial Innovation Network will feature a single … Continue reading