Tag Archive: Clinical Research

Partnerships


The ICTR understands the importance of working with the local community to share and disseminate clinical research findings. We strive to build and maintain relationships with those that have a common goal. This is a working list of current and potential Johns Hopkins University community partners in Baltimore City, inclusive of student, staff and faculty participation in programs or organizations. Internal Johns Hopkins University Community Partners AIDS Clinical Trials Group Network https://actgnetwork.org/site/johns-hopkins-university-crs AIDS Education and Training Center https://aidsetc.org/aetc-program/johns-hopkins-university Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center http://www.alzresearch.org/ Bayview Community Relations Office https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns_hopkins_bayview/community_services/community_relations/ Bayview List of Community Partners https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns_hopkins_bayview/community_services/services/ JH Black Faculty Staff Association (BFSA) … Continue reading

ICTR in the News: 3D Imaging and Computer Modeling Capture Breast Duct Development


The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researcher Andrew Ewald, Ph.D., professor of cell biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Working with hundreds of time-lapse videos of mouse tissue, a team of biologists joined up with civil engineers to create what is believed to be the first 3D computer model to show precisely how the tiny tubes that funnel milk through the breasts of mammals form. A report on the model was published April 9 in Developmental Cell. The model employed science and engineering principles commonly … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Johns Hopkins & Kaiser Permanente Research Collaboration Grant


The Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine Research Collaboration Committee is actively requesting research proposals to foster collaborative research between the two institutions and address complex and intriguing healthcare and clinical questions vexing our health systems.  Specifically, they are looking for research proposals that are aligned with both organizations’ strategies and present opportunities to prove the synergy of the Kaiser Permanente/Johns Hopkins collaboration.  The hope is to identify and fund proposals that accomplish seminal research utilizing the unique capabilities that only two such organizations as Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins have. Broadly, the goal is to support collaborative epidemiologic, health services … Continue reading

Celebrate Clinical Trials Day, Monday May 21


The Association of Clinical Research Professionals each Clinical Trials Day helps raise clinical trial awareness and honors clinical research professionals by recognizing their contributions to public health and medical progress. Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world each May to recognize the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. HERE’S THE STORY* May 1747. The HMS Salisbury of Britain’s Royal Navy fleet patrols the English Channel at a time when scurvy is thought to have killed more British seamen than French and Spanish arms. Aboard … Continue reading

Drug Screening, Development & Analysis Units


The Drug Screening Library Unit maintains, distributes, and screens drug library (FDA approved) compounds.  This unit is ideal for re-purposing licensed drugs by screening activity against new targets. For more information, contact: Jun Liu, PhD Lab Leader 410-955-4619 | joliu@jhmi.edu The Drug Development Unit provides: Consultative support for early phase clinical drug development Protocol design and data analysis support Early phase clinical study support For more information, contact: Craig Hendrix, MD Lab Leader 410-955-9707 | chendrix@jhmi.edu The Drug Analysis Unit provides support for drug development activities to faculty and to solicit use by faculty of Core expertise and facilities. Activities include consultative … Continue reading

Neurological and Behavioral Sciences


Advances in the neurological and behavioral sciences continue to offer unprecedented opportunities to better understand and treat disorders of the central nervous system. The goal of the Neurobehavioral Research Unit (NBRU), located on the Broadway (main medical) campus of the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), is to support research focused on typical and atypical development of the central nervous system, as well as conditions affecting central nervous system functioning throughout the lifespan. Capabilities include neuroimaging, neurogenetic analysis, and neurobehavioral assessment, all of which complement the other vast resources of Hopkins Medicine.NBRU resources are organized into the following components: Brain Research Neurobehavioral Research Neurogenetic … Continue reading

Research Coordinator Support Service


The ICTR Research Coordinator Support Service (RCSS) is a pool of research coordinators that are available for hire on a part-time basis by Johns Hopkins researchers. These coordinators are able to handle a wide range of responsibilities, and the support can be customized to best fit the needs to each individuals’ research team.  The pool consists of study coordinator apprentices who are a part of the Study Coordinator Apprenticeship and Mentoring Program (SCAMP) and Research Coordinators. These coordinators are available as part of a fee for service program, which makes the process of finding a part-time coordinator easier, as well … Continue reading

Community Involvement


We recognize the importance of engaging people who live, work and serve in the Greater Baltimore-Washington DC area. We welcome community members to join our Community Research Advisory Council, participate in Community Outreach, become a research volunteer or attend one of our community events.  

Center for Clinical Trials Study Design Consulting Service


The ICTR provides members of the Johns Hopkins research community a consulting service on questions relating to study design and conduct of clinical trials, and meta-analysis of clinical trials. Faculty of the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis (CCTES) are available to meet with researchers to discuss their proposed research plan. Housed in the Department of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the interschool CCTES is dedicated to the promotion of clinical trials as a method of evaluation of treatments for health problems. The mission of the consulting service is to provide intellectual and methodological input into clinical … Continue reading

Research Participant Satisfaction Survey


In July 2016, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research randomly selected 500 participants from the Clinical Research Management Services list to receive a survey by email if they were involved in a research study at Johns Hopkins within the last 6 months. The survey, adapted from Kost et al Clin Trans Sci 2014 Dec;7(6):430-40, asked a variety questions, including why it is important for them to join a study, and to rate the care they received from the research team. The response rate was 34%. This survey will be administered semi-yearly. Survey Results July 2018 Survey January 2018 Sept 2017 … Continue reading

PaTH Network


PaTH is a Clinical Data Research Network comprised of Geisinger Health System, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Temple Health System, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, the University of Utah, and University of Utah Health. By working together as one network, we’re able to learn from larger and more diverse populations than a single health care system could. Further, we work directly with patients, care providers, and the larger health care community to better understand … Continue reading