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Save the Date: Fall 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration


If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, then mark your calendar for Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4 for a unique opportunity to learn, share and meet virtually with NIH and HHS experts. The NIH is offering a virtual seminar that you won’t want to miss! Here are our top five reasons: #1: Four days of sessions with live and simu-live sessions, as well as an on-demand video library #2: Three tracks designed around grants policies, processes, case-studies and Q&As #3: Live chats one-on-one with NIH & HHS experts on the … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Apply for a Boost or Propel Award by September 20


Johns Hopkins Medicine Study Shows Vaccine Likely Protects People with HIV


  A Johns Hopkins Medicine research team has shown that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are likely to be protected against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, if they are fully vaccinated. This finding contrasts with earlier institute studies that evaluated the immune response after vaccination for two other patient populations not represented in the original COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials: organ transplant recipients and patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. In those investigations, both groups showed lower-than-normal antibody levels to the virus after two doses, and only after a third shot were transplant recipients able to mount an effective defense. The … Continue reading

Johns Hopkins Medicine Documents Stroke Risk in Cardiac Assist Device


Cutaway image of a human heart showing the location of the left ventricle. Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that one type of left ventricular assist device (a mechanical means of taking over the blood-pumping action of the left ventricle) has a higher-than-normal risk of stroke and should not be used. Credit: Graphic created by M.E. Newman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, using a public domain image. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about 10 percent of the more than 6 million Americans living with heart failure have the advanced form of the disease — where conventional heart therapies and symptom … Continue reading

Doris Duke Early Clinician Investgator Awardee Christy Sadreameli, MD, MHS Starts Clinic to Treat Rare Lung Disease


Article courtesy of Gary Logan | Johns Hopkins Medicine   Prompted by a 13-year old patient and his mom who share a rare mutation and a potentially new respiratory disease, pediatric pulmonologist Christy Sadreameli pairs patient care and research in a new clinic.   The research discussed in this article was performed by Doris Duke Awardee Christy Sadreameli, MD, MHS.   The way Katja Fort Rhoden tells it, her son Gregory’s symptoms started during a running event in kindergarten, when he complained of chest pain and shortness of breath. At the doctor’s appointment that followed, she adds, “his symptoms were … Continue reading

Outreach Program Shows Appreciation to Research Participants


Behind every treatment and every cure is a group of extraordinary volunteers.   The ICTR’s Research Volunteer Appreciation Program acknowledges the contributions of the many people who volunteer as participants in research at Johns Hopkins.   “I Helped Johns Hopkins Medicine Learn Something Today!” stickers are available to be given out to volunteers at their research visit. Volunteers who have participated in long-term, multiple or rigorous studies whose motivation and enthusiasm are exceptional in some way, are deserving of a die cast pin. “Johns Hopkins Medicine Outstanding Research Volunteer” pins are available for these volunteers who display exemplary dedication to … Continue reading

Congratulations to the Winners of the First-Ever ICTR Team Science Award!


We are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Team Science Award. These awards are designed to recognize the great work that Johns Hopkins researchers have been doing as interdisciplinary teams. They are also intended to highlight best practices and to share lessons learned in Team Science.

To Achieve Vaccine Equity, “CEAL” Examines Barriers to Vaccination


Article courtesy of Sydnee Logan, MA | JH School of Nursing   The world is moving on, but there is still risk—unequal risk—of COVID-19 infection because disparities persist in vaccination.   For example, over 50 percent of Maryland residents have been fully vaccinated, but when viewed by community vaccination rates in Maryland vary. Fully vaccinated Maryland residents by race, as of July 20, 2021* 52.6 percent are White 23.2 percent are Black 8.3 percent are Hispanic or Latino 7.3 percent are Asian Americans   Now the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has invested $1.4 million for fiscal year 2021-2022 to study … Continue reading

Applications Now Being Accepted to the Francis S. Collins Scholars Program


Congratulations to the 2021 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 2021 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: Discover by Engaging Community in Decision-making for Empowerment: The DECIDE Study Mei Ching Lee, PhD, MS Associate Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing Randi Woods, MBA, MS Senior Director, Community Care Coordination, Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR) This project … Continue reading

KL2 Scholar Amir Manbachi, MsC, PhD Publishes a Beginner’s Guide to Ultrasound


“Handbook for Clinical Ultrasound: A Beginner’s Guide to Fundamental Physics & Medical Ultrasound Applications”     Amir Manbachi, MsC, PhD is a KL2 Scholar and an assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Manbachi credits Ian Suk, Clare Sonntag ans Sadie Alexa Knight for bringing the book to reality. “In this short book, we really tried to summarize my learnings in the field of ultrasound over the past 11 years, in a manner that can be listened to in a 1 hour drive or commute,” says Manbachi. Dr. Manbachi’s research focuses … Continue reading