Category Archive: Child of Collaboration

Trial Innovation Network

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

The Studio: A Master Class

The ICTR Studio is a multidisciplinary service center that was created to help investigators improve the quality and impact of their translational research. Serving the entire Johns Hopkins University medical research community, it operates across all university affiliated departments, centers and institutes and is open to the study of any disease.  Assistance is provided by consultants who are acknowledged authorities in their fields, and is available for any phase of project development.  Studio consultants possess a broad spectrum of expertise ranging from content experts to help formulate the most relevant research questions, to methodological and technical specialists available to address … Continue reading

Master Mentor Program

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD Professor, Medical Psychology David Yousem, MD Mission/Vision: The Master Mentor program is designed to create cohorts of experienced and well-trained expert mentors of junior faculty who are maximally effective at enhancing the career trajectory of their mentees. These Master Mentors are a resource that can coach and provide counsel to other less-experienced mentors within a department in handling difficult advisor situations and helping faculty develop and enhance interpersonal skills for optimal mentor-mentee interactions. Successful Master Mentors will accelerate the advancement of their mentees and elevate the quality of mentorship throughout their divisions/departments by providing a constant role model … Continue reading

Data Management Advisory Board

The ICTR Data Management Advisory Board is designed to focus on data management within clinical research studies, including ways in which data management impacts study efficiency and the value of the data for both primary and secondary uses. Within Johns Hopkins there are a wide range of approaches to data management, with most of the responsibility centered within the individual studies. There are a few centers of expertise related to database management that have not generally met with each other or collaborated with each other to create institutional approaches and standards. The Data Management Advisory Board will work to answer … Continue reading

Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN)

The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN), founded in 2009, is an integrated network of select academic and community-based medical institutions established within the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. The JHCRN is a regional translational research organization linking a preeminent academic medical center with a diverse network of community based health care delivery systems. We collaborate with both the private and public sector to more rapidly and cost effectively expedite scientific discovery through clinical trials and comparative effectiveness research to improve the care and health of patients. The JHCRN is comprised of the 6 hospitals within Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

PaTH Network

PaTH is a Clinical Data Research Network comprised of Geisinger Health System, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Temple Health System, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, the University of Utah, and University of Utah Health. By working together as one network, we’re able to learn from larger and more diverse populations than a single health care system could. Further, we work directly with patients, care providers, and the larger health care community to better understand … Continue reading

Faster Cures’ Consortia-pedia Catalogue

Faster Cures is an organization dedicated to moving translational research ahead as quickly as possible and works with a large number of patient-oriented research foundations. This catalogue of research consortia will help research teams expand potential funding opportunities beyond the NIH. Faster Cures’ Consortia-pedia Catalogue

Johns Hopkins and Kaiser Permanente Research Collaboration Committee

Mission The purpose of this committee is to foster and promote synergistic research between Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Research represents a particular synergistic opportunity with potential for broad impact inside and outside both organizations.  The work of the collaboration will concentrate on fostering research that will benefit both organizations and present the opportunity for much broader impact—changing the way medicine is practiced and associated healthcare policies. To learn more about this collaboration, visit

Johns Hopkins – Sun Yat-sen University (China) Collaboration

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) signed an agreement with Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and its affiliated hospitals in Guangzhou, China in March of 2013. The vision is to provide a long-term platform for exchanges among clinical and translational investigators, research professionals and administrators, and to lay the foundation for building world-class research infrastructure in China. Together, Johns Hopkins project leadership and experts travel to SYSU to teach courses and lead workshops designed to strengthen the development of investigators and research professionals. These experts design a competitive fellowship program at Johns Hopkins for promising SYSU investigators and junior faculty members, and provide … Continue reading

Translational Research Communities (TRC)

In 2014, the ICTR created three Translational Research Communities (TRCs): Drugs, Biologics, Vaccines, and Devices Co-Leaders Barbara Slusher and Clifford Weiss Biomarkers and Diagnostic Tests Co-Leaders Martin Pomper and Elizabeth Selvin Behavioral, Social, and Systems Science Co-Leaders Felicia Hill-Briggs and Jill Marsteller The goals of these communities are to: Stimulate discovery that impacts health Engage and employ the wide range of ICTR resources and program areas, for example study design, biostatistics, pilot project funding, and the CRUs. Improve the quality, innovation and impact of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) translational research Improve research impact through early partnering with stakeholders and the community … Continue reading

Data Managers Interest Group

Data managers are an integral part of most research teams, and their services have a profound impact on the quality and efficiency of the research process. The goal of this group, formed at the recommendation of the ICTR Data Management Advisory Board, is to create an environment where data managers from throughout Johns Hopkins can meet to share expertise and discuss the challenges of their unique roles in the research enterprise. If you wish to subscribe to the Data Managers Interest Group listserv, click on the link below and select “Subscribe” from the menu on the left side of the … Continue reading