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Meet our Community Partnership and Collaboration Core Pilot Grant Recipients 


Congratulations to our Community Partnership and Collaboration Core Pilot Grant Recipients   We are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Community Partnership and Collaboration Core Pilot Grants. These grants are designed to build and support community engaged research (CEnR) partnerships through relationship-building activities, exploring research interests, and developing infrastructure and governance for research partnerships.   Engagement Grant: Recipient Institution Program Title Description Mandeep Jassal, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins University End user designed smoking cessation intervention among residents in public housing. This study will refine and test a community-centric smoking cessation strategy among around the residents of Baltimore City … Continue reading

Announcement from the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation- COVID-19 Clinical Research Safety Precautions


December 22, 2020   This past year has been unlike any other for the clinical research community. We have had to balance the need for research results with protecting research staff and our research participants.  With everyone’s cooperation we have been able to find the right balance. Over the past two months our clinical research activity is steady at about 75% of what it was one year ago. We have several research coordinators who developed COVID-19 disease (not related to their work), but by using appropriate PPE, we have not had demonstration of transmission to any research participants or within … Continue reading

Call for Applications: Apply to the 2021 TL1 Postdoctoral Biodesign Training Program by January 8, 2021


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 … Continue reading

OpenSpecimen: A Biospecimen Management Tool


At Johns Hopkins, OpenSpecimen is currently used in multiple departments, including several Precision Medicine Centers of Excellence (PMCOE).

Johns Hopkins Research Offers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Patients


“Prediction model” can help hospitals forecast which patients’ conditions are likely to worsen. This article discusses the JH-CROWN registry.   A combination of demographic and clinical data gathered from seven weeks of COVID-19 patient care helped Johns Hopkins researchers build a “prediction model” they say can help hospitals care for COVID-19 patients — and make important decisions about planning and resource allocations. Brian Garibaldi, associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins biocontainment unit, led a team that published an article in the September 2020 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine that … Continue reading

Dr. Kelly Dooley & Dr. David Hager Named Deputy Directors for the ICTR COVID-19 Clinical Research Center


November 3, 2020   We are very pleased to announce that Kelly Dooley, MD, MPH, PhD and David Hager, MD, PhD will join the ICTR COVID-19 Clinical Research Center as Deputy Directors.   Dr. Dooley is an Associate Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology with appointments in Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases. Her research focuses on tuberculosis therapeutics with an emphasis on clinical trials of TB drugs and HIV/TB co-treatment. She is on the scientific committees of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium, AIDS Clinical Trials Group, and IMPAACT networks and is the Clinical Trials Site leader for JHU’s ACTG HIV trials unit. … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Apply for a Johns Hopkins and Kaiser Permanente Research Collaboration Committee Pilot Awards by January 5, 2021


The Johns Hopkins and Kaiser Permanente Research Collaboration Committee fosters and promotes synergistic research between Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine. The application period is closed.   The Johns Hopkins and Kaiser Permanente Research Collaboration Committee (RCC) is actively requesting proposals for collaborative research opportunities. As part of the Institute for Clinical and Translation Research pilot program, the KP/JHM research initiative seeks to support collaborative epidemiologic, health services and related clinical research to be conducted jointly by Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins researchers. Research proposals should highlight the effective synergy of the Kaiser Permanente/Johns Hopkins collaboration in tackling the complex and intriguing … Continue reading

Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture: 100 Years of Henrietta Lacks


The goal of the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture series is to describe the reach and complexity, both biomedically and ethically, of the story of Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells as well as to provide some insight into the past, present, and future of the conduct of clinical research. By honoring Mrs. Lacks and the positive global impact of HeLa cells through this lecture series, the ICTR hopes to acknowledge, thank and honor everyone who participates in the clinical research process.

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 2, 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 … Continue reading

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.