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June 2021

ICTR COVID-19 Clinical Research Center Town Hall June 9

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

  This Town Hall examines the impact of media coverage on COVID-19 research across the United States. Over the past year, COVID-19 has dominated the media in the U.S. and abroad. This coverage has often included reporting on COVID-19 clinical research, whether it be the convalescent plasma or vaccination efforts. This has undoubtedly shaped public opinion regarding clinical research, at a time when investigators are seeking participants to take part in their studies. We will discuss: The impact of health-related misinformation and disinformation on the public health response to COVID-19 (including research) The role of scientists and public health researchers…

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Application Deadline- BOOST and PROPEL Awards

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:59 pm

Request for Applications   BOOST and PROPEL Awards are designed to accelerate protocols to produce efficient, high-quality, safe and disseminatable research. These clinical research grants award ICTR Clinical Research Unit resources to investigators based on merit and willingness to be actively monitored by the Translational Research Evaluation Committee for study-specific milestones. BOOST Awards-  for junior investigators PROPEL Awards-  for established investigators. Any Johns Hopkins University faculty member interested in funding for a new or ongoing clinical research project is eligible to apply. For questions, contact Shernice Madison at smadison@jhu.edu.

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Third Thursdays with the ICTR Lecture Series

June 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Unfortunately, due to a technical issue, we have to reschedule this talk for a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.   We invite you to attend our next lecture, “OpenSpecimen- A Biospecimen Management Tool”. OpenSpecimen is a biospecimen information management system that serves as a scalable solution for biorepositories and also meets the needs of a broad group of investigators and biobanks. Speakers Bob Lange and Hope Whitaker, members of the ICTR Informatics Core (i2c), will demonstrate ways OpenSpecimen can help organize, annotate and collaborate with your biospecimens along with examples of how it is actually being used. Attendees…

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Application Deadline- ICTR Team Science Award

June 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:59 pm

Request for Applications (Updated 6/8/21)   The Team Science Award aims to both recognize the great work Johns Hopkins researchers have been doing as multidisciplinary teams and to highlight best practices and share lessons learned in Team Science.   The award consists of: $2,000 to be used for team functions OR a project-specific consultation with the ICTR Research Navigators to see how we can best support your research a ‘Coffee Break’ package from the Bakery, our neighbor at the Northeast Market a feature in a future team science event to share your experience   View the Request for Applications for a…

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Equity In Research: Lessons Learned and Best Practices For Engaging Marginalized Communities

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

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July 2021

Application Deadline- Nexus Award

July 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Request for Applications   The Nexus Award for Johns Hopkins University- University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Collaborations in Medical Device Development is sponsored by our Drugs, Biologics, Vaccines and Devices Translational Research Community. Nexus Awards accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address critical gaps in clinical and translational research. This cycle, Nexus funds will be used to support medical device development activities on projects that represent a collaboration between JHU and UMB translational scientists.   The award provides up to $75,000 in direct costs for 12 months. All JHU faculty with a UMB faculty collaborator are eligible to apply.…

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Introduction to Clinical Research Summer Course

July 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Online

This course provides an intensive introduction to clinical research methods, emphasizing epidemiological and biostatistical methods. Instructors are Daniel Ford, MD, MPH, vice dean for clinical investigation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, MS, the Hurley Dorrier Professor and Chair in Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.   Upon completion, students will be able to: Describe the steps involved in conducting clinical research. Review and evaluate the main study designs used in clinical research: case-control, cohort, clinical trials, cross-sectional and meta-analyses. Prepare and review a research project.   Instruction is only offered online…

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Introduction to Clinical Research Summer Course

July 12 @ 8:30 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm
Online

This course provides an intensive introduction to clinical research methods, emphasizing epidemiological and biostatistical methods. Instructors are Daniel Ford, MD, MPH, vice dean for clinical investigation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, MS, the Hurley Dorrier Professor and Chair in Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.   Upon completion, students will be able to: Describe the steps involved in conducting clinical research. Review and evaluate the main study designs used in clinical research: case-control, cohort, clinical trials, cross-sectional and meta-analyses. Prepare and review a research project.   Instruction is only offered online…

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Third Thursdays with the ICTR Lecture Series

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom

REGISTER   We invite you to attend our next lecture which focuses on the ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs). The CRUs help investigators achieve their study goals by providing a safe place to perform clinical research, experienced nursing and phlebotomy staff, and services for specialized testing (cardiovascular, bone, body composition, physical function). Guests will: Learn about the available services at the CRUs and how to access them Hear which grants award CRU services Virtually tour the CRUs Suzanne Jan de Beur, MD, Bayview CRU Director and the CRU Network Director & Todd Brown, MD, PhD, Broadway Adult Outpatient CRU Director…

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How to Manage Biospecimens with OpenSpecimen

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

REGISTER   OpenSpecimen is a biospecimen information management system that serves as a scalable solution for biorepositories and also meets the needs of a broad group of investigators and biobanks. Speakers Bob Lange and Hope Whitaker, members of the ICTR Informatics Core (i2c), will demonstrate ways OpenSpecimen can help organize, annotate and collaborate with your biospecimens along with examples of how it is actually being used. Attendees will: Receive a high-level overview of OpenSpecimen functionality (biospecimen tracking, distribution, queries, etc.) View real-world examples of OpenSpecimen workflows used here at Hopkins. For additional information, please contact Crystal Williams at cwill137@jhu.edu.  …

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