Category Archive: announcement

Funding Opportunity: Brancati Center Pilot Research Grant Program


The Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care is requesting proposals for their 2016-2017 pilot grants.  The goal of the 2016-2017 Brancati Center Pilot Research Grant Program is to support research related to substance misuse in Baltimore City. The Center seeks to fund novel but mature research plans that have potential to provide convincing data that will either (1) offer ways to immediately improve community-based care or (2) garner external funding to support more definitive work on substance use in urban settings. The award of $25,000, for one year, is designated for pilot studies of substance.  This includes biological, […]

ClinicalTrials.gov Overview and Updates Workshop


The ICTR and the Office for Science and Innovation (OSI) are co-hosting a workshop to provide an overview of http://register.clinicaltrials.gov , Wednesday, December 14 from 12-1:00 pm at the School of Nursing, room 202. Speakers, Dr. Nidhi Atri, M.D. and Anthony Keyes, MBA, PMP are Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) Administrators for the JHU School of Medicine and will help familiarize current users, as well as those who may be registering new studies in the near future with the website and its functionality.  They will discuss features of ClinicalTrials.gov, which includes topics ranging from overview and background to registration and reporting of […]

Save the Date: April 2017, SOCRA CCRP Prep Course and CCRP Exam


The ICTR partnered with the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)  to offer a Clinical Research Professional Certification Preparation & Good Clinical Practices (GCP) Review Course and to host the Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) exam.  SOCRA established the Certification Program for Clinical Research Professionals in order to create an internationally accepted standard of knowledge, education, and experience by which clinical research professionals will be recognized by the clinical research community. SOCRA CCRP Prep Course and GCP Review The goal of the workshop is to assist the participant prepare for the CCRP Certification examination.  The course will review the concepts […]

NIH Team Identifies Potential Therapies for Drug-Resistant Bacteria


Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Clinical Center and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have created a new way to identify drugs and drug combinations that may potentially be useful in combating infections that are resistant to many different antibiotics. They developed an assay (test) to rapidly screen thousands of drugs to determine how effective they were against a variety of types of resistant bacteria. The screening method provides a potential new approach to repurpose known drugs and compounds to potentially help deal with powerful, hospital-borne infections, as well […]

Epic Update to “Candidate” Research Enrollment Status


Important information for all study team members The “candidate” research study enrollment status, in the Clinical Research Management System (CRMS), is being changed from a pre-consent status to an active status. As requested by study teams, this will allow the association of orders and encounters to research studies prior to patients being consented or enrolled in the study. Patients who are listed with a “candidate” enrollment status for a study will now display the Research Active indicator in their patient header. Study teams whose studies are already configured to receive ‘Research Pt ED/IP Admission’ In Basket notifications will now receive notifications […]

ICTR in the News: Elizabeth Jaffee Speaks at White House Press Briefing


On Oct. 24, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)  and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s deputy director, Elizabeth Jaffee, spoke at a White House press briefing about the Blue Ribbon Panel’s recommendations for Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative. Read more about the Cancer Moonshot task force and the Blue Ribbon Panel’s recommendations for moving cancer research and treatment forward.

ICTR in the News: Nanofiber Coating Prevents Infections in Artificial Joints


This article, featured in “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”, discusses research conducted by Lloyd Miller, Recipient of the Nexus Award for Innovations in Drug Delivery.   In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery. A report on the study, published online the week of Oct. 24 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was conducted on the rodents’ knee joints, but, the researchers say, the technology would have […]

ICTR in the News: Simplified Study Aims to Quickly Test a Long-Shot ALS Treatment


This article features comments by Jeffrey Rothstein, ICTR Deputy Director. Researchers have launched an innovative medical experiment that’s designed to provide quick answers while meeting the needs of patients, rather than drug companies. Traditional studies can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and can take many years. But patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease don’t have the time to wait. This progressive muscle-wasting disease is usually fatal within a few years. Scientists in an active online patient community identified a potential treatment and have started to gather data from the participants virtually rather than requiring many in-person […]

Funding Opportunity: Nexus Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing Community


The Biomarkers and Diagnostic Testing 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 biomarker or diagnostic testing discovery and evaluation, including imaging research.  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 […]

NCATS Funding Opportunity: Bench-to-Clinic Repurposing Initiative


NCATS anticipates awarding $3.5 million in fiscal year 2017 to fund up to 10 awards through a new Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (New Therapeutic Uses) Bench-to-Clinic Repurposing initiative. The goal is to support investigators to repurpose ― or identify new uses for — existing experimental drugs or biologics as well as Food and Drug Administration-approved therapies. Specifically, NCATS is seeking applications for pre-clinical (bench) studies to test the effectiveness of using an independent crowdsourcing effort, computational algorithm or big datasets from patient records to predict new uses of a drug or biologic. Based on recently awarded projects through a […]

ICTR Awarded NIH Grant for Innovation Center


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine won a 7-year, $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to form a trial innovation center with Tufts University School of Medicine. NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences awarded the grant to Hopkins’ Brain Injury Outcomes program and its Institute for Clinical and Translational Research to develop a framework for studies conducted between different institutions by collaborating with Tufts. The Johns Hopkins University-Tufts Trial Innovation Center is one of three being set up. Others are being established at the University of Utah and with the pair of Duke and Vanderbilt […]