The INNOVATION CHALLENGE is back!!!!

Because of last year's highly successful Innovation Challenge, it is returning - much improved and expanded in scope!

Innovation Challenge 2014 will launch May 1 with the IDEAxCHANGE forum. This forum will still be hosted at utmb.ideascale.com.

Similar to last year, a critical component of Innovation Challenge 2014 will be the Collaborative Innovation class. In this class, cross-campus teams will be trained to find breakthrough solutions to challenges and problems selected from the IDEAxCHANGE forum.
Collaborative Innovation teams will then present their solutions to UTMB and UT leadership in the Challenge Tank on August 14.

If you are interested (and up for the "challenge"), please consider registering for the Collaborative Innovation class. The registration form can be found here: http://www.its.utmb.edu/documents/Collaborative_Innovation-Registration2014.pdf

Class registration is open from April 18 - May 10; the class runs from May 20 - August 14.

 

NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar

The NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology cordially invites you to attend the Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series featuring:

Deepthi Kolli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Title: Role of Host and Environmental Factors in Paramyxo Virus Infections

Monday, April 14, 2014
5.521 Levin Hall
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

PMCH Seminar

A Life Course Approach to Mortality in Mexico
Joseph L. Sáenz

Presidential Scholar, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Ph.D. Student, Preventive Medicine & Community Health

Thursday, April 10
Noon
1.104 Ewing Hall


Lunch Provided

 

NIEHS CET Environmental Health Sciences Seminar

The NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology cordially invites you to attend the Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series featuring:

Junji Iwahara, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Seal Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Title:"How do proteins scan DNA?"

Monday, April 7, 2014
5.521 Levin Hall
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

KL2 Position Available for Career Development of an
Assistant Professor Engaged In Clinical / Translational
Research

Request for Applications (RFA) – ITS Scholars
Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS)

Translational Research Scholars Career Development Program
Optional letter of intent due April 15, 2014 and the application deadline is May 16, 2014

The Institute for Translational Sciences’ Translational Research Scholars Career Development (ITS Scholars) Program is an early mentored research career development program and a component of the UTMB Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from NIH.  The aim of the Program is to provide a mentored research experience leading to external funding of a research program in clinical and/or translational research relevant to the mission of the ITS, which is the home of the CTSA at UTMB.  Four positions are funded by the KL2 component of the CTSA grant or by matching institutional funds provided to the ITS for up to 3 years or until a scholar secures independent funding.  This annual application process is intended to fill vacant positions when they become available. 

The Translational Research Scholars Program (TRSP) is an ITS-CTSA program and is a required part of the ITS Scholars Program, It is a series of seminars and workshops for junior faculty members preparing initial grant applications. Additional members of TRSP, numbering about 20, are supported by other sources such as other K12 programs or departmental funds.  Many members of TRSP who do not have K12 support are strong candidates for KL2 support and are encouraged to apply. 

Preference will be given to applicants who are ITS members and members of one of the ITS Multidisciplinary Translational Teams, as listed below and on the ITS web site:  http://www.its.utmb.edu/mtts/mtts.html  

More information is available from the ITS web site: http://www.its.utmb.edu/learning/career_development/career_development.html or the ITS Education Office (email: ctsa@utmb.edu or mcarr@utmb.edu, (409-772-1484).

The application deadline is May 16, 2014.

 

Funding Opportunities- Institute for Translational Sciences

The Institute for Translational Sciences is accepting proposals to develop a new Multidisciplinary Translational Team, conduct translational pilot studies, utilize novel methodologies, and support capacity building in clinical research grants.

Application materials are now available on the ITS website at: http://www.its.utmb.edu/resources/collaborative_studies.html

Applications Due: June 2, 2014
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2014

 

Topics in Translational Research Seminar Series

Topics in Translational Research Seminar Series - REDCap Workshop, presented by Bruce A. Luxon, Ph.D.

 

Management of Technology Registration Opens

Management of Technology Flyer Registration Opens 4-1-14

 

ITS Direct Connect - Connecting Researchers to Translational Science

Learn how to log into ITS Direct Connect and submit a ticket for help with your translational research.

Using ITS Direct Connect is quick and easy! Get your answers directly from our offices at the Institute for Translational Sciences. View the video to find out how.

 

Register Now: “Epidemiological & Statistical Methods in Translational Investigation” Course

“Epidemiological & Statistical Methods in Translational Investigation”, is a series of 12 weekly sessions as a module in the Institute for Translational Sciences Education Program titled, “Translational Research: Tools and Techniques”. This module will begin Monday, February 24, 2014, 5:15 p.m., Research Building 6, Room 2.312. The sessions provide an overview of Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Translational Investigation. A brochure further describing the sessions is available upon request or at
http://www.its.utmb.edu/documents/EpideStatsBrochure.pdf

To register, complete and submit the registration form located on the brochure or contact the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office by email CTSA@utmb.edu or phone (409) 772-1484. The course fee of $60 covers registration, letter of completion, Risk Education, GME credit, and refreshments. (Those who have already registered for this year’s course, “Translational Research: Tools and Techniques” do not need to register again for this module.) To find out more about the Institute for Translational Sciences’ Education Programs, visit “Learning” at: http://www.its.utmb.edu/ .

 

Register Now - Translational Research: Tools & Techniques Seminar

“Translational Research: Tools and Techniques”, is a series of 33 - 34 weekly sessions offered by the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office (Karl E. Anderson, M.D. Course Director). This course will begin Monday, August 12, 2013, 5:15 p.m., Research Building 6 (formerly Children’s Hospital), Room 2.312. The one-hour sessions provide an overview of ethics, methods, and issues in the conduct of research involving human subjects. A brochure further describing the sessions is available from the Institute for Translational Sciences - Education Office. Risk Education, and GME credits are available for selected sessions. The course is also approved for credit for graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

To register, complete and submit the registration form located on the course website at: http://www.its.utmb.edu/learning/courses_seminars/courses_and_seminars.html#ToolsTechniques

For more information contact the Institute for Translational Sciences Education Office at 772-1484. The course fee of $60 covers registration, letter of completion, Risk Education and GME credit, and refreshments.