CATALiST Seminar Series

Collaborative Approach to Training Advances and Learning Innovations in the Science of Translation (CATALiST)

The CATALiST Seminar Series aims to provide an introduction to innovative approaches in clinical research as a supplement to the training program scholars and other graduate trainees are already receiving. Content will include entrepreneurship, translational science, use of technology, informatics and mHealth in clinical research. Local and national experts in these research methods will present topics to serve as an introduction to the science.

These seminars will further catalyze the development of new diagnostics, therapeutics, and preventive inter­ventions while driving innovation in clinical and translational research methods.  Discussions will emphasize innovative education, training models and methods. The approach to innovative curricula would necessitate crossing traditional boundaries between professional schools.

All researchers, faculty staff and students are encouraged to attend.

For more information, including how to join the mailing list, please contact Karla McCarthy at

Fall 2020 Seminars will be Held Remotely via Zoom

Previous Seminars

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Noon- 1:00 pm

Speaker: Anupam Joshi, PhD, Oros Family Professor and Chair, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department & Director, Center for Cybersecurity, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Topic: “Computer Science and Medicine: The Twain Shall Meet!”

Location: University of MD Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard Street, Room 349, Baltimore, MD 21201

Zoom: By request. Contact Molly Lutz

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm 

Speaker: Dr. Mark Cochran, PhD, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions

Topic: “The Innovation Ecosystem at Johns Hopkins – The Role of Commercialization”


Monday, April 29, 2019, Noon – 1:30 pm 

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Holmes, MD, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine; University of Virginia

Topic:  “Medical Innovation & the Intersection between Engineers and Clinicians”

Dr. Holmes currently heads the Cardiac Biomechanics Group at UVA.  His laboratory studies the interactions between mechanics, function, and growth and remodeling in the heart, using a combination of computational and experimental models. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Whitaker Foundation, the Coulter Foundation, and the Hartwell Foundation.  Dr. Holmes is a Johns Hopkins alumni having earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.

Monday, March 4, 2019, Noon – 1:15 pm 

Speaker: Dr. Toby Gordon, ScM, Associate Professor, JHU Carey Business School w/ joint appointment JHU Schools of Public Health and Medicine

Topic: “Commercializing Scientific Discoveries”

Recording:  (Adobe Connect)

Monday, December 17, 2018 Noon – 1:30 pm 

Speaker: Shiv Gaglani, MBA, Co-Founder & CEO of Osmosis

Topic: “Osmosis Study Toolkit”

Recording:  (Adobe Connect)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Noon – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Paul Nagy, PHD, FSIMM, Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center (TIC)

Topic: “Precision Medicine Analytics Platform for Biomedical Research”

Recording: (Adobe Connect)