Tag Archive: Events

Save the Date: Trends in Clinical Research Seminar Nov 8


To Register: https://2018jhcrntrends.eventbrite.com For questions, please contact Melissa Gerstenhaber at mgerste1@jhmi.edu.

Community-Driven Research Day: Friday, October 12


In speed dating style, community-based organizations will have the opportunity to discuss their research needs with interested faculty and students, identify potential collaborations, and become aware of funding resources for collaborative research. The deadline to register and have your information included in the program booklet is September 21. Limited spaces are available for community-based organizations interested in participating. Register Now Friday, October 12, 2018 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Feinstone Hall E2030, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 Funding Opportunity The UHI’s Small Grants Program is a potential funding source for community-university […]

UHI Community-Driven Research Day, Friday, October 12, 2018


Join The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute as they work to foster collaborative research for optimal community health outcomes Enjoy an afternoon of networking and having your research needs heard at Community-Driven Research Day! Community-based organizations will have the opportunity to discuss their research needs with interested faculty and students, identify potential collaborations, and become aware of funding resources for collaborative research. Baltimore-based community organizations, city agencies, faculty, and students are encouraged to attend! Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Feinstone Hall E2030, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 When: Friday, October 12, 2018 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The deadline […]

ICTR in the News: ‘Best Ideas’ to Come to Baltimore for Fifth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference


The following article profiles an event to be hosted by ICTR researchers Vered Stearns, M.D., and Andrew Ewald, Ph.D. A gathering of clinicians, researchers, advocates and patients will share information and shed light on the need for improved focus and funding for metastatic and stage IV breast cancer. The fifth annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference invites participants from around the world to discuss ongoing research, showcase new ideas from young scientists, and bring together advocates who are working with metastatic breast cancer patients. This year, the conference will be hosted by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Johns […]

Save-the-Date! Educational Workshop at NIH’s OER Regional Seminar


Educational Workshop at NIH’s OER Regional Seminar on October 17, 2018 in San Francisco, CA: https://regionalseminars.od.nih.gov/sanfrancisco2018/

New! OHRP Exploratory Workshop


“Meeting New Challenges in Informed Consent in Clinical Research” Friday, September 7, 2018 The OHRP Exploratory Workshop is a new initiative to provide a forum for intellectual exchange within the research community on issues important for human subject protections. The workshop will bring together experts from diverse perspectives to discuss challenges for informed consent and innovative ways to address them. The meeting will be videocast and free to the public, so mark your calendar for September 7, 2018! A full agenda will be available soon.

Register Now for the NCATS and FDA Gene Therapy Approaches to Rare Diseases Workshop


Gene-based therapy is a promising and cutting-edge approach for the treatment of rare diseases. While these tailored therapies offer hope for patients, there are still many unanswered questions. To help facilitate discussion among academic, government and industry researchers, NCATS and the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research will co-host “The Growing Promise of Gene Therapy Approaches to Rare Diseases” workshop on Aug. 20-21, 2018. The event will take place at the National Institutes of Health main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The goals of this two-day workshop include: Reviewing the state of current gene therapy approaches; Identifying […]

Webinar: Cancer Research Today & Tomorrow with Stand Up To Cancer


Please join Stand Up To Cancer for this free educational webinar. A Stand Up To Cancer researcher will discuss the current cancer landscape and the importance of cancer clinical trial research. We will also be joined by a patient advocate who will share her experiences on a Stand Up To Cancer funded clinical trial. We will learn about the new Stand Up To Cancer PSA campaign “Stand Up For Us All,” and enjoy a Q&A where audience members are asked to share their insights on how to increase diversity in clinical trial patient participation. Learn about Stand Up To Cancer […]

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 […]

8th Annual Lacks Lecture Spotlights Baltimore Health Disparities


 2017 Video Recording   Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Lisa Cooper’s research focuses on health inequalities in Baltimore, particularly as experienced by the city’s African-Americans. In her keynote address at the eighth Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on October 7, Cooper illuminated the differences that African-Americans living in impoverished sections of the city experience when it comes to health. Cooper spoke to a nearly full Turner Auditorium on The Johns Hopkins Hospital campus at what has become an annual tradition. The lecture celebrates the life and contributions of Henrietta Lacks, whose proliferating cell samples have provided the foundation for many of the world’s most important biological research studies. […]

Henrietta Lacks


Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who underwent treatment for an aggressive form of cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951.  In addition to providing her with medical care, Henrietta’s doctor at Hopkins removed some of her cancerous cells to use in research without getting her written consent, which was a routine practice in medicine at the time. Despite receiving a high standard of medical treatment, Mrs. Lacks ultimately succumbed to this cancer at the young age of 31.  However, her extraordinary cells—called “HeLa” from the first two letters of her first and last names—continued to reproduce in the […]