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2021 Call for Applications: TL1 Postdoctoral Biodesign Training Program


We are now accepting applications for our  TL1 Postdoctoral Biodesign Training Program. This one year program provides salary and tuition support, with an option of earning a Master’s Degree in Biodesign and Innovation in the Whiting School of Engineering. Biodesign develops trainee skills and awareness in a wide range of topics, such as design principles, technical functionality, evaluation, regulation, reimbursement, and organizational leadership.   Postdoctoral fellows, residents, fellows, as well as PhD post docs are eligible to apply. Preferred candidates are those who can commit 1-year full-time to the program (a part-time option is also available) and are: Interested in a […]

Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture: 100 Years of Henrietta Lacks Video Premiere October 24


Please tune in Saturday, October 24 at noon, for a special one hour video screening of the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture: 100 Years of Henrietta Lacks. This year, the impact of coronavirus has significantly changed how we currently live, work and communicate as a community.

Announcement from the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation- Clinical Research Restart Progress


At this time all clinical research protocols are eligible for restart except those with high risk aerosolizing procedures or in person group interventions.

2021 Call for Applications: KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Program


Open to all Johns Hopkins University Junior Faculty Members   The Clinical Research Scholars Program (KL2) is accepting applications for the 2021 KL2 Mentored Career Development Awards. KL2 supports the career development of junior faculty members dedicated toward a career in clinical investigation. This is a three year program and support is provided for two years by KL2 and one year by the nominating division/department.   The application deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by 11:59 pm.   Awards consist of: – Up to $110,000 in annual salary support (plus fringe) for 2 years. – Up to $30,000 to support […]

Learn about the ICTR COVID-19 Clinical Research Center


Mission: To facilitate COVID-19 clinical research at Johns Hopkins Medicine by supporting investigators and their study team members, establishing infrastructure for outpatient COVID-19 clinical studies, and providing a centralized location for access to University resources.

ICTR in the News: Study Reveals Racial Disparities in Clinical Trial Recruitment


  Recruitment strategy that pairs use of electronic medical records with postal mailings shows cost-effectiveness and increased participation of under-represented groups   This article, courtesy of Newswise, discusses research funded by the ICTR.   As electronic medical records (EMR) become ubiquitous in health care settings, scientists are increasingly turning to electronic-based recruitment methods to encourage participation in clinical trials. However, little is known about how this use of technology compares to more traditional clinical trial recruitment strategies, and some researchers worry that an overreliance on technology has the potential to exclude an eligible and interested diverse participant population. In a […]

Apply for the Francis S. Collins Scholars (FCS) Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research


The deadline for application submission is December 21, 2020. NTAP is now seeking applications for the Francis Collins Scholars (FCS) Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research, a key program of the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) at Johns Hopkins University. Since its founding in 2012, NTAP has been dedicated to passionately supporting individual researchers, scientific teams, organizations and companies that will make significant impact and improve the lives of people living with NF1. Candidates must be in their last stages of post-doctoral training or in the first seven years of faculty appointment, have patient-care responsibilities, a commitment to patient-focused […]

Clinical Research Unit (CRU) Utilization during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Scheduling Appointments Only research that has approval to start may schedule visits in the CRU. Do not schedule a visit for your study until you have IRB approval to begin/resume your study. Before you start scheduling visits for your study, email your letter from the IRB approving the resumption of your study to Shernice Madison at smadison@jhu.edu. A short “re-boot meeting” will be scheduled between the CRU and the study team to go over any changes to your study. Shernice will assist with this. When you schedule your visit in CRU online, add a comment in the “note” section with […]

Learn About the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave


The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Center for Data to Health (CD2H), in partnership with experts from Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI), PCORnet, the Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) network, and TriNetX, announce the launch of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave.

Study Adds to Evidence That Odor-Sensing Cells in the Nose Are the Key Entry Point for SARS CoV-2


Study Adds to Evidence That Odor-Sensing Cells in the Nose Are the Key Entry Point for SARS CoV-2 Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine, experimenting with a small number of human cell samples, report that the “hook” of cells used by SARS-CoV-2 to latch onto and infect cells is up to 700 times more prevalent in the olfactory supporting cells lining the inside of the upper part of the nose than in the lining cells of the rest of the nose and windpipe that leads to the lungs. These supporting cells are necessary for the function/development of odor-sensing cells. The findings, […]

K-to-R Seminar September 30


Get that Paper out the Door! Pearls and Pitfalls of Publishing This session will be offered via the School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development. Please register as soon as possible, since space is limited. If you have difficulty registering, please email Mia Terkowitz at mterkw1@jhmi.edu. Session Information Been quarantined lately? Do you find yourself wishing you had the: time; interest; energy; inspiration; motivation; dedication; organization; or know-how to get those papers started, worked-on, finished, and submitted for publication? Yes, writing is hard! But in academic medicine, writing is your job, so do your job every day! In this active […]