ICTR Deputy Director Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

The article below honors Toby Gordon, ScD, ICTR Deputy Director of Business Strategies. Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor Toby Gordon has been recognized with an Excellence in Teaching Award from students in the 2013-2015 cohort of the MBA/Master of Public Health dual-degree program offered by the Carey School and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Gordon, who earned her ScD in health policy and management from the Bloomberg School, has expertise in the areas of health care policy, management of hospitals and health systems, and technology commercialization. She has joint appointments at the Bloomberg School and the … Continue reading

Successful Pharmaceutical Study Start-Up: Key Steps for New Investigators

Click here to register: Nearly 70% of clinical trials experience start-up delays, 45% are completed late, and 20% of sites recruit zero patients (Source: Centerwatch 2014). New Investigators: Don’t become a statistic! The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network invites you to attend Successful Pharmaceutical Study Start-Up: Key Steps for New Investigators. The seminar will take place on Monday, November 9, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., in the Tilghman Auditorium. Experts from the Office of Research Administration, Clinical Research Support Services, JHM IRB, ICTR, and the JHCRN will provide you with tips and tools to: * Improve efficiency in regulatory … Continue reading

New Anti-Cancer Strategy

Fast facts: Changes to cells’ “skeletons” occur in conditions as diverse as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and degenerative nerve diseases. Johns Hopkins researchers devised a way to screen potential drugs to see whether they affect cell skeletons. They identified a promising molecule that makes roaming cancer cells firmer so that they can’t easily colonize new areas. New Cancer-Fighting Strategy Would Harden Cells To Prevent Metastasis –Potential drug for pancreatic cancer now being tested in animals                     View video here. Video caption: Cell division (Credit: Janet Effler)   Existing cancer therapies … Continue reading

Tutorial: Scheduling a CRU Patient Using Epic 2012

If you are a research team member who schedules patients in the Clinical Research Units using the new Epic system, the ICTR’s Matthew Courtemanche has recorded a brief demonstration video that walks you through the scheduling process, step by step. To view the video click below: https://ictrweb.johnshopkins.edu/ictr/epic_demo/