News

The CTSI news page showcases news items associated with CTSI personnel, awardees, trainees and scholars. Please click the the links below to view the original articles and video footage. Click here to access the CTSI News Archive to view articles previous to 2014.

April 21st, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Trainee Presentations

The next CTSI seminar will feature presentations from trainees who are supported through the CTSI Predoctoral Training Progam. This weeks presenters will be:

  • Aimee Morris – “Clinical Characteristics, Musical Variables, and Pathophysiology of Focal Embouchure Dystonia: A Disabling Disorder of Musicians”

  • Jeffrey Reed - “The Effects of Erythropoietin on Healthy Bone“

Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, April 22nd
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Community Health Mini-Grant Program

The Center for Community Health announces that they are accepting Community Health Mini-Grant Applications for funding in May, 2014.  The purpose of the program is to provide grants up to $1,000 for the development, strengthening, or evaluation of community-URMC health improvement partnerships for research, education, intervention, or service.  The application deadline is Monday, May 12th at noonClick here for full application instructions.

Mentoring Workshop for Mid-Career and Senior Faculty

Kathy Kram, the Shipley Professor in Management at the Boston University School of Management, will discuss academic career development during a University-wide mentoring workshop on April 25. The event, “Building Effective Mentoring and Developmental Networks,” will focus on her approach to mentoring through creating and cultivating a developmental network to ensure ongoing learning and growth. More information and registration is available here.

Workshop on Environmental Epigenomics

There will be a Workshop on Environmental Epigenomics on Thursday, April 24th from 8:30-3:30 pm in the Medical Center (2-7520). This event will feature presentations by four invited speakers, including Dr. Trevor Archer, Senior Investigator at NIEHS. All are welcome to attend this event and registration is not necessary. For more information and the full agenda click here. (Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Sciences)

Satcher Community Health Awards Set for April 28

The 2014 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards will be presented  at a program starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. The evening features a special grand rounds lecture delivered by Adewale Troutman, Director of public health practice and leadership at the University of South Florida, who will discuss “Health Equity and Social Justice: Not Just a Walk in the Park.”  RSVP online.

Aab CVRI Cardiovascular Research Pilot Grant Program

The Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) announced a new program that will fund pilot research projects to support high impact research that creates novel basic and translational knowledge. In order of priority, the areas of targeted research are heart failure, vascular inflammation and fibrosis, and thrombosis.  Abstracts are due on May 1st. Click here for the full RFA.

Redefining Cancer Subtypes through Proteogenomics

 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the CTSI will co-host an invited talk by Henry Rodriguez, PhD, MBA, Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Wednesday, May 7th from 10:00am-11:00am in URMC 2-6408 (K-207).  The seminar will discuss the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) and other NCI initiatives such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to comprehensively characterize tumors.

Public Health Grand Rounds: Data shows disparities not always attributable to race

Starting in 1997 and continuing in 2000, 2006, and 2012, the Monroe County Health Department began surveying a random sample of adults in Monroe County, and a deep dig into the results shows that over time a handful of factors are more strongly correlated than race or ethnicity when it comes to certain behaviors and health conditions. Ann Dozier, RN, PhD spoke about the findings at the March session of Public Health Grand Rounds. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog..

CTSI Symposium Recap: Consent Comprehension

Dr. Carl D’Angio, the host of the 2014 CTSI Symposium, shared a selection of research on the topic of informed consent, and also included some of his own research, which showed that when it comes to providing truly informed consent, there are rarely any easy answers. Click here to read more about the presentation on Consent Comprehension in the CTSI Stories Blog.

April 14th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Trainee Presentations

The next CTSI seminar will feature presentations from trainees who are supported through the CTSI TL1 Training Programs. This weeks presenters will be:

  • David Paul – “Using DTI to measure changes in occipital lobe white matter after decompression of the optic chiasm”
  • Jarrod Bogue – “Investigation of the fundamental biochemistry and conformational properties of a specific riboswitch from Neisseria gonorrhoeae”
  • Melissa Squires – “Analysis of Inpatient Data on Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Strong Memorial Hospital”

Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, April 15th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Boolean Models in Immunology

The next session of the Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) Symposium Series will feature Juilee Thakar, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Thakar will present "Boolean Models in Immunology" on Friday, April 18th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm in the Adolph Lower Auditorium (1-7619). Boolean networks allow researchers to link long term dynamical behaviors with structural motifs of the signaling network. Dr. Thakar give a few examples of such network modelsand their computational complexity.

Promoting Upstate New York Collaborations in Neuroscience Research

The UNYTE Translational Research Network will be hosting a Scientific Session focused on Neuroscience Research on May 16th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The session will feature keynote presentations by Jonathan Wolpaw, MD, Research Physician at the Wadsworth Center of Neural Injury & Repair and Gerv Schalk, PhD, MS Research Scientist at the Wadsworth Center for Neural Injury & Repair. Click here for the full agenda and registration information.

Redefining Cancer Subtypes through Proteogenomics

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the CTSI are pleased to co-host an invited talk by Henry Rodriguez, PhD, MBA, Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI). The seminar will discuss the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) and other NCI initiatives such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to comprehensively characterize tumors.  The presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 7th from 10:00am-11:00am in URMC 2-6408 (K-207).

Environmental Health Sciences Center Pilot Program

The Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) has funds to support a limited number of meritorious Pilot Projects.  The focus of the pilot project should be relevant to "Environmental Agents as Modulators of Human Disease and Dysfunction", with special emphasis on proposals addressing how the environment modifies stem cell function, affects early life origins of adult diseases, and disrupts host/pathogen interactions.  Applicants may request a maximum of $30,000 for the duration of one year and must hold a  tenure-track position. Initial applications are due on May 5th. Click here for the full announcement.

Save the Date: 6th Annual SCORE Half-Day Seminar on June 5th

The Study Coordinators Organization for Research and Education (SCORE) will hold their Annual Seminar on Thursday, June 5th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in Helen Wood Hall (1w-304). The focus of the seminar will be Health Research Management for the Human Subject Research Coordinator. Additional details and registration information will be available shortly.

Symposium Recap: Consent & Other Ethical Challenges in Conducting Research with Deaf Persons

In this recap, Robert Pollard, PhD, Director of the Deaf Wellness Center discusses the challenges of conducting research with deaf persons. Communication gaps can damage relationships and create distrust between researchers and the Deaf community.  They can also create ethical dilemmas that endanger the informed consent process. Click here to read more about how Dr. Pollard is overcoming these research challenges.

Video of CTSI Symposium Now Available

Video of the 2014 CTSI Symposium Ethics in Research: Consent Quandaries is now available here.

April 7th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Mobile phone-based asthma self-management aid for adolescents (mASMAA): "Txt4ASMA"

The next CTSI seminar will feature a joint presentation by Hyekrun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP, Associate Professor of Nursing and James Allen, PhD, Professor of Computer Sciences. This research team will present "Mobile phone-based asthma self-management aid for adolescents (mASMAA): "Txt4ASMA".   Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, April 8th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Introduction to LEAN as it Relates to Research

The next SCORE (Study Coordinators Organization for Research and Education) meeting will feature a presentation by Jenny Argentieri, Manager of Lean Education and Training at the University of Rochester. Ms. Argentieri will present "Introduction to LEAN as it relates to Research" on Thursday, April 10th, from 12:00-1:00 pm in Helen Wood Hall (1w-502). Lean is simply the identification and elimination of waste from day-to-day processes in order to spend more time, effort and resources on the things that matter most.

Cornell and Univerity of Rochester Release RFA for New Collaborative Pilot Program

Cornell University and the University of Rochester are pleased to announce a new joint collaborative pilot program. The purpose of this Pilot Award Program is to promote new inter-institutional, multidisciplinary collaborations in the domain area of “Immunity and Infection”. The pilot award will be granted for one-year and includes up to $50k in total funding, allocated 50/50 between the two sites. Deadline for applications is May 2nd. Click here for more information and to view the full RFA.

Save the Date: Mini Summer Instiute: Research in the New Age

A one-day Mini Summer Institute on Research in the New Age will be held on Thursday, June 19thThe purpose of this is to provide URMC investigators/clinicians and trainees the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the developments, opportunities and challenges emerging in T3-T4 research, including methods and approaches to garnering new sources of funding. Additional detail will be availble soon.

Alzheimer's Disease Regulatory Science Fellowship

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (RUF), in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and the U.S. FDA, Division of Neurology Products (DNP), is offering a two-year Regulatory Science Fellowship focused in the area of Alzheimer’s Disease. The fellow will have an unparalleled opportunity to receive training in regulatory science at the FDA, gaining valuable experience and knowledge working with the DNP. Click here for more information.

The Power and Pitfalls of Interdisciplinary Research

The UR School of Nursing is pleased to sponsor an invited talk by Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN FAAN, Associate Director of the National Health Law and Policy Center at the University of Iowa and Professor Emeritus of Nursing who will present "The Power and Pitfalls of Interdisciplinary Research” . Dr. Buckwalter's research has been funded by several branches of the NIH, including the NIA, NINR, and the NIMH, as well as numerous private foundations. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 9th from 12:00-12:50 pm in Helen Wood Hall (1w-502).

Prevention Pilot Program RFP Released

The Prevention Pilot Program is intended to support the development of Prevention Research into a program of excellence for the institution.  It is designed to fund innovative pilot projects focused on communicable or chronic disease prevention, including both physical and mental health problems. Abstracts are due by 5:00 PM on April 7, 2014. Click here for more information.

Video Series Helps Graduate Students Apply For NIH Pre-Doctoral Grants

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute is now offering a viseo series that helps doctoral students get additional training in fields related to their core focus and apply for an NIH National Research Service Award. The series includes eight short videos focusing on a separate part of the application process. Click here for more information and to watch the videos.

March 31st, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: When Erythrocyte Biology and Mechanics Collide

The next CTSI seminar will feature a joint presentation by Richard Waugh, PhD, Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and James Palis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics. This research team will present "When Erythrocyte Biology and Mechanics Collide." Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, April 1
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Symposium Recap: Informed Consent Quandaries and New Approaches

Read the next installment of the 2014 Symposium recap to learn about the presentation given by Nicholas H. Steneck, PhD, Director of the research ethics and integrity program at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research at the University of Michigan. As the keynote speaker of the 2014 CTSI Symposium, Steneck provided a brief history of the consent process, and discussed some potentially tricky consent situations that researchers can encounter.

CTSI Education Spotlight: David Paul, ART Student

As a child, David Paul always dreamed of pursuing a career that would combine his interests in science, engineering, business and the arts. After reading the book, Gifted Hands, by Dr. Ben Carson, he knew that a career in medicine would fulfill his interests. Click here to read David's story about his journey from entering Medical school to being accepted in to the CTSI year-out program.

Wilmot Cancer Center Request for Proposals

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is soliciting applications for grants focusing on Cancer Research.  This RFA is designated to support two behavioral, clinical or epidemiological cancer research projects ($25,000) and three Basic or Translational research projects ($50,000). Click here for the complete instructions and the required face page. Applications are due to Pamela Iadorola by May 1, 2014.

CTSI Will Now Provide Weekly Seminar Recap

The CTSI will now offer a weekly recap of the seminar series presentation via the CTSI Stories Blog. This written recap compliments the video archive which was already available. Check out a recap of last week's presentation by Dr. Anne Luebke and Dr. Loisa Bennetto on Autism Biomarkers here.

Frailty of Older Adults: Physiology, Ascertainment and National Scope

The next session of Public Health Grand Rounds will be held on Friday, April 4th from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, Hurley-Dorrier Professor & Chair of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will present "Frailty of Older Adults: Physiology, Ascertainment and National Scope". Assorted wraps will be available, please bring your own beverage.

eRecord for Researchers Education Series: What Should Be Documented in eRecord?

The next session of the eRecord for Researchers Education Series will be held on Monday, March 31st from 12:00-1:00 pm in Helen Wood Hall (1w-510). Attend this seminar and learn how to navigate eRecord faster and more efficiently! This month's topic is "What should be documented in eRecord for research?".  This session will include a review of the types of studies and documentation that should be included in eRecord in order for research to take place, and how to document studies in eRecord and associating patients with those studies.

Registration Closing Soon for Translational Science 2014

There are less than 2 weeks left to register online for Translational Science 2014! Join more than 700 of your peers April 9-11 in Washington, D.C. for three days of networking and education. Connect with leaders and peers to learn and share best practices, and go back to your lab with new ideas and strategies to take your research even further!

March 24th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Listening through noise: Search for Autism biomarkers

The next CTSI seminar will feature a joint presentation by Anne Luebke, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Loisa Bennetto, PhD, Chair of Psychiatry. This research team will present "Listening through noise: Search for Autism biomarkers". Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, March 25th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Symposium Recap: Informed Consent in Community Participatory Research

While researchers regularly spend time educating participants on the front end of their studies, informed consent can be a moving target which requires regular follow-up throughout the duration of a trial. Speaking at the 2014 CTSI Symposium, Cindi Lewis, a student in the CTSI's Translational Biomedical Sciences PhD program, outlined a continuum of strategies that researchers can employ to ensure that study participants are giving fully informed consent throughout the duration of a study, which can help prevent rumors like the one mentioned above from spreading. Click here to read more about Ms. Lewis's presentation in the CTSI Stories blog.

eRecord for Researchers Education Series: What Should Be Documented in eRecord?

The next session of the eRecord for Researchers Education Series will be held on Monday, March 31st from 12:00-1:00 pm in Helen Wood Hall (1w-510). Attend this seminar and learn how to navigate eRecord faster and more efficiently! This month's topic is "What should be documented in eRecord for research?".  This session will include a review of the types of studies and documentation that should be included in eRecord in order for research to take place, and how to document studies in eRecord and associating patients with those studies.

Promoting Upstate New York Collaborations in Neuroscience Research

Save the date for the UNYTE Scientific Session on "Promoting Upstate New York Collaborations in Neuroscience Research." May 16 2014, 11am-4pm, University of Rochester. Details available here.

Festschrift for Caroline Breese on April 25th

A Festschrift to honor the late Caroline  Breese Hall, M.D., a Professor of Pediatrics and an expert in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, will be held from  8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 25th in the Class of ’62 Auditorium. Join international experts in infectious diseases and vaccine development for a full day of scientific talks and discussions.  Click here for a schedule of events.

March 17th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Progress Toward Noninvasive Vision Correction

The next CTSI seminar will feature a joint presentation by Krystel Huxlin, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Wayne Knox, PhD, Associate Dean of Education and New Initiatives and Professor of Optics. This research duo wil present "Progress toward noninvasive vision correction." Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, March 18th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Mentoring Workshop for Mid-Career Faculty on April 25

Kathy Kram, the Shipley Professor in Management at the Boston University School of Management, will discuss academic career development during a workshop on Friday, April 25th from 11:30-1:00 in the Saunders Research Building. The event, “Building Effective Mentoring and Developmental Networks,” will focus on her approach to mentoring for mid-career faculty. Lunch is provided. More information and registration is available here.

Assessing Health Indicators among Monroe County Adults (1997-2012)

Ann Dozier, RN, PhD, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Division Chief of Social and Behavioral Sciences will present "Assessing Health Indicators among Monroe County Adults (1997-2012)". This presentation is part of Public Health Grand Rounds and will take place on Friday, March 21, 2014, from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W304). Assorted wraps will be available. Please bring your own beverage.

2014 Hypertension Guidelines Lecture

The Forty-First Annual Arvilla Berger Lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in the Class of 62 Auditorium at 8:00 am. Lecturer Raymond R. Townsend, M.D., member of the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8), will present on the 2014 Hypertension Guidelines. Dr. Townsend is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Clinical & Translational Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Director of the Penn Hypertension Program. For further information, please email Susan Jones.

Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in HIV Positive Patients in the Age of Antiretroviral Therapy

The next session of the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series will feature a presentation by Kelly L. Jordan-Sciutto, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Pathology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jordan-Sciutto will present "Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in HIV Positive Patients in the Age of Antiretroviral Therapy". The event will be held on Monday, March 17th from 12:00-1:00 pm on the K-307 auditorium and is co-sponsored by the Center for AIDS Research & the HIV Training Grant.

Academic Core Curriculum for Junior Faculty

Save the Dates! The Academic Core Curriculum for Junior Faculty will be held September 29th  – October 3rd from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This is a week-long course designed to help Senior Instructors and Assistant Professors with clinical responsibilities identify the skills they need for more successful career advancement. Information regarding registration will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact CTSI Education Program Coordinator, Katie Libby.

Financing Frictions and Factor Dynamics at the Firm: Evidence and Implications

The next session of the 2013-14 CIRC Symposium Series will be held on Friday, March 21st, 2014 from 11:30am - 1:00pm in the Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209. Ryan Michaels, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Economics will present "Financing Frictions and Factor Dynamics at the Firm: Evidence and Implications"

March 10th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Using MRI to Predict Visual Recovery After Tumor Resection

The next CTSI seminar will feature a joint presentation by G. Edward Vates , MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Brad Mahon, PhD, Assistant Professor of Brain & Cognitive Sciences. This research team will present "Using MRI to predict visual recovery after tumor resection"   Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, March 11th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

2014 CTSI Symposium - Ethics in Research: Consent Quandaries

This 2014 CTSI symposium will address quandaries in research consent where there are likely to be gaps in knowledge or controversies about the best approach. Topics for discussion include new tools for research consent, methods to address consent comprehension, the unique aspects of consent in settings like special populations, high-risk settings, community participatory research and comparative effectiveness research, and the special challenges of training community partners to obtain consent and conduct research. Please join us on Thursday, March 13th from 7:30-4:30 pm for this exciting event! Click here to register.

NIH Clinical and Translational Research Summer Course for PhD Students

The NIH Clinical Center invites graduate students to apply to the Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students, to be held at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD July 7-18, 2014. During the two-week intensive course, students will learn the process of clinical and translational research from concept to implementation. Four students from the University of Rochester attended the course in 2013. Click here to read their personal experiences in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Why Integrity is a Problem in Clinical and Translational Research

The 4th Annual University of Rochester Lecture on Biomedical Ethics will be held on Wednesday, March 12th at 2:00 pm in the Class of 62 Auditorium. Nicholas H. Steneck, PhD, Director of the Research Ethics and Integrity Program at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health will present "Why integrity is a problem in clinical and translational research". Refreshments will follow in the Flaum Atrium.

I2B2 Training on March 11th

Attend the training session on March 11th and learn to use i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and Bedside), a data query tool that allows you to perform simple queries on eRecord data. Classes are offered once a month and are held from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Teaching and Learning Lab (2-8513). Register here.

March 3rd, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Engineering

The next CTSI seminar will feature a joint presentation by Diane Dalecki, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Denise Hocking, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology. This research team will present "Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Engineering". Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, March 4th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Learn More About The Research Coordinator Development Initiative

There are over 20 different Human Resources (HR) job titles which have been used to employ staff whose primary job duties include coordination of human-subject research. This wide range of titles has made it challenging to recognize people who perform these important professional duties. The CTSI and HR have collaborated to develop a standardized job series, as recommended by the contributors to the Research Coordinator Development Initiative (RCDI). This initiative will be discussed in depth at the CTSI Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, March 5th from 4:00-5:00 pm. Click here to read more about the Research Coordinator Development Inititiative in the CTSI Stories Blog.

CTSI Town Hall Meeting on March 5th

The next CTSI Town Hall meeting will be held this Wednesday March 5th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Topics will include: The launch of the UR Connected research cooridnator job matching system , the new i2b2 to REDCap integration tool, specifics on the Research Coordinator Development Initiative, and a presentation by Dr. Karl Kieburtz on the new directions for the CTSI. Join us!

Informed Consent: A Conversation About Ethics in Human Subject Research

Informed Consent, a play inspired by a true story of the Havasupai Tribe and the legal battle to limit research on Tribe Member’s DNA, will open at Geva Theater this spring. A panel of faculty, medical students, and community members will discuss the use of genetic information in research and the duty of researchers to communicate personal information gathered from DNA. The event will be moderated by UR bioethics assistant professor Margie Shaw, J.D., Ph.D. Wednesday, March 5th, from 12:00-2:00 pm in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576). Click here for event flyer.

Public Health Grand Rounds: Why are Healthcare Associated Infections a Public Health Problem?

Dr. Ghinwa Dumyati, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program, will present "Why are Healthcare Associated Infections a Public Health Problem?" on Friday, March 7th from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Dr. Dumyati will review the public health impact of HAIs and her local experience in successfully reducing the incidence of two common HAIs in the Rochester region. Lunch is provided.

2014 Gilbert B. Forbes Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke University School of Medicine will be speaking on "Forging an Understanding of Iron Disorders" on Thursday, March 6th from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Class of 62 Auditorium.

February 24th, 2014

The Six Pillars of the CTSI

You’ve heard this before: “Connect. Learn. Get Help. The CTSI helps research teams work faster and better.” But do you know exactly how do we help? In order to better communicate what we do and how we do it, and also to help create a more accountable management structure, the CTSI is moving toward an organization based on six “pillars” – organizational components that group our programs and new initiatives into logical categories. Click here to read more about the six pillars in the CTSI Stories Blog.

CTSI Seminar Series: CAPA Plans: Solutions, Not Blame

The next CTSI seminar will feature a presentation by Lorrie D. Drivers, CCRP, RQAP-GCP, Executive Director of Global Quality Assurance and Compliance. Ms. Divers will present "Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Plans: Solutions, Not Blame". Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. This session of the CTSI Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Office for Human Subjects Protection.

Date:  Tuesday, February 25th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

NIH Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students

The NIH Clinical Center invites graduate students to apply to the Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students, to be held at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD July 7-18, 2014. During the two-week intensive course, students will learn the process of clinical and translational research from concept to implementation. This training is offered by the Clinical Center at no cost. Participants are responsible for their travel and housing. Application deadline: April 1, 2014. For additional information, please call (301) 435-8015 or visit http://cc.nih.gov/training/phdcourse.

eRecord Education Series: Locating Archives and Printing in eRecord

Join us for the next session of the eRecord Education Series on Monday, February 24th, from 12:00-1:00 in Helen Wood Hall (1w-510). This month's topic is "Where is that old information? Where to find archived information from before eRecord". In addition, there will be a review of how to efficiently print information from eRecord. Lunches are welcome.

Save the Date: CTSI Town Hall Meeting

Mark your calendar for the next CTSI Town Hall meeting on Wednesday March 5, 4pm to 5pm. Topics will include UR Connected, new i2b2 features, the Research Coordinator Development Initiative, and new directions for the CTSI. Join us!

Neurobiology and Neurology of Highly Skilled Motor Performance in Musicians

The annual Schmitt Program on Integrative Brain Research Symposium will be held on March 6th-8th. The topic will be "Neurobiology and Neurology of Highly Skilled Motor Performance in Musicians" and will focus on three themes: 1) the neurobiology of motor control and learning in highly skilled tasks, 2) the neurology of dystonia in musicians, and 3) the neuroscience of musical performance and potential strategies for injury prevention. Click here for the event program and registration information.

February 17th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: A multidisciplinary effort toward identifying and mitigating closed-head brain injury

The next CTSI seminar will feature a joint presentation by Jeffrey Bazarian, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Eric Blackman, PhD, Professor of Physics and Astronomy; and Jianhui Zhong, PhD, Professor of Imaging Sciences.This interdisciplinary research team will present "A multidisciplinary effort toward identifying and mitigating closed-head brain injury" Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, February 18th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting Up Life

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center For Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies will host it's annual Vollmer W. Fries Lecture on Thursday, February 20th at 3:00 pm. The featured presenter will be Martin Chalfie, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciemces at Columbia University and the 2008 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dr. Chalfie will present "Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting Up Life".

eRecord Education Series: Locating Archives and Printing in eRecord

Join us for the next session of the eRecord Education Series on Monday, February 24th, from 12:00-1:00 in Helen Wood Hall (1w-510). This month's topic is "Where is that old information? Where to find archived information from before eRecord". In addition, there will be a review of how to efficiently print information from eRecord. Lunches are welcome.

Systematic Identification of Genuine Regulatory Relationships during Influenza Virus Infection

The next session of the Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) Symposium Series will feature a presentation by Hongyu Miao, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. Dr. Miao will present "Systematic Identification of Genuine Regulatory Relationships during Influenza Virus Infection". This presentation will be held Friday, February 21st, 2014 from 11:30-1:00 pm in K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

West Coast Metabolomics Center - Pilot and Feasibility Projects

The NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis (WCMC) requests submissions of pilot project applications. These awards are intended to support projects that will provide preliminary data for new extramural grant submissions. The review process will emphasize innovation and the potential of the project to have a significant impact on an important research problem. Funds will be available for up to $50,000 in total costs per project for a 12-month period. Click here to access the application materials. Submission deadline is March 15th.

Health Equity and Social Justice – Not Just a Walk in the Park

A special session of Public Health Grand Rounds, along with the 5th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards, will be held on Monday, April 28th from 5:30-6:45 pm in the Class of 62 Auditorium. The invited presenter is Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH, Professor and Director of Public Health Practice and Leadership at the University of South Florida. Dr. Troutman will present "Health Equity and Social Justice – Not Just a Walk in the Park". A reception will follow. Click here to register.

New Biomolecular Research Service Available

The Structural Biology and Biophysics Facility recently purchased a AKTA Pure chromatography system for purification of RNA, proteins, peptides, or complexes thereof. The system supports a wide range of chromatography techniques and accepts columns sold by GE, Bio-Rad, and other companies. Contact Jermaine Jenkins to plan your experiments. Read more..

Nominations for Translational Science 2014 Awards Deadline Today

Do you know a member of the Translational Science community that has gone above and beyond in their contributions to the field over the last year? If you answered yes, then fill out a nomination form for one of the Translational Science 2014 awards!

February 10th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Calorics Pharmaceuticals: Linking yeast longevity to age-associated diseases

The next CTSI seminar will feature a presentation by David Goldfarb, PhD, Professor of Biology, entitled "Calorics Pharmaceuticals: linking yeast longevity to age-associated diseases". The Goldfarb lab's primary research interest is the molecular mechanisms that control the exchange of molecules and information between the nucleus and cytoplasm. Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, February 11th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Regulatory Science Competition Spurs Innovation

A new UR contest encourages students and the whole UR research community to think about turning advances in basic and applied sciences more quickly – and safely – into new ways to improve health. Last week, the UR Office of Research Alliances and the CTSI hosted and sponsored the inaugural “America’s Got Regulatory Science Talent Competition.” Entrants presented ideas that addressed FDA priority areas such as improving clinical studies and evaluation, harnessing diverse data through information sciences to improve health outcomes, developing prevention-focused food safety systems, and strengthening social and behavioral science leading to informed decisions. David Brodell of Team Cardioid had the winning idea: computational simulations to better determine whether an experimental drug would be toxic to the heart.  David will present his idea directly to the FDA.   Read more in the CTSI Stories Blog. Click here to learn more about Regulatory Science news, events, and funding opportunities.

PCORI Issues Funding Announcements Offering Up To $206 Million in Research Support

PCORI has announced the latest round of eight research funding opportunities, offering up to $206 million to support comparative effectiveness research (CER) designed to answer the health and healthcare questions of greatest concern to patients and other healthcare stakeholders. Funding announcements were released for the following programs: Large Pragmatic Clinical Studies Initiative, obesity treatment options, transitional care servicesand a  funding announcement on improving methods, for studies focused on the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) of the National Institutes of Health. The deadline for required Letters of Intent for each of these PFAs is 5 p.m. (ET) Friday, March 7. PCORI will host informational town hall and training webinars for interested applicants in February and March. More information is available here.

Register Now for the 2014 CTSI Symposium

The 2014 CTSI Symposium, Ethics in Research: Consent Quandaries, will take place on Thursday, March 13th from 7:30 am- 4:30 pm in the Saunders Research Building. Topics will include new tools for research consent, methods to address consent comprehension, the unique aspects of consent in settings like special populations, high-risk settings, community participatory research and comparative effectiveness research, and the special challenges of training community partners to obtain consent and conduct research. Click here to register.

Light Microscopy Resource Demonstration

The URSMD Light Microscopy Shared Resource (core facility) is happy to announce that there will be a Nikon STORM super resolution microscopy demonstration beginning February 11th.  Please contact Linda Callahan if you would like to attend a demonstration of the system using Nikon's samples and/or if you would like to prepare your own samples for a demonstration.   The system will be on campus until February 19th in room 4.7523. Click here for more information on the Nikon STORM.

Save the Date: Genetics Day 2014

The date for Genetics Day 2014 has been set for Friday, the 30th of May. Genetics Day is an annual UCIS-sponsored one-day symposium showcasing Genetics research in oral and poster presentations. The keynote event, the Fred Sherman Lecture, will be delivered by Dr. Randy Schekman from UC Berkeley, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine 2013. A call for posters and a detailed program will be released at a later date.

Save the Date: CTSI Town Hall Meeting

Mark your calendar for the next CTSI Town Hall meeting on Wednesday March 5, 4pm to 5pm. Topics will include UR Connected, new i2b2 features, the Research Coordinator Development Initiative, and new directions for the CTSI. Join us!

Webinar on Expanding Race & Ethnicity Data Collection in NYS Hospitals

University of Albany School of Public Health will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 25th, from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm entitled "We Ask Because We Care: What Communities Need to Know about Expanding Race & Ethnicity Data Collection in NYS Hospitals to Address Healthcare Disparities".  Dr. Ruth Browne & Dr. Marilyn White from the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health will lead the webinar. Click here for more information.

February 3rd, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Nanoparticle-mediated Gene Silencing Confers Radio Protection to Salivary Glands In-vivo

The next CTSI seminar will feature a presentation by Stephen Dewhurst, PhD Vice Dean for Research, Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology; Danielle Benoit, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Catherine Ovitt, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics. This trio will dicsuss their collaborative research project entitled " Nanoparticle-mediated gene silencing confers radio protection to salivary glands in vivo". Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, February 4th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

CTSI Education Spotlight: Melissa Squires, ART Student

Melissa Squires is a current student in the CTSI Year-Out Program, working with Stephen Sulkes, MD on a project entitled "Analysis of Inpatient Data on Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Strong Memorial Hospital". In a new post on the CTSI Stories Blog, Ms. Squires describes her journey from her undergraduate education, to entering to Medical School and her decision to pursue a mentored research experience. Click here to read Melissa's story.

Trends and Trajectories in Late-Life Disability

The next session of Public Health Grand Rounds will be held on Friday, February 7th from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304). Dr. Douglas Wolf, Professor of Aging Studies and Public Administration and International Affairs at Syracuse University will present “Trends and Trajectories in Late-life Disability”. Dr. Wolf will review empirical evidence on trends in the prevalence of disability among the older population of the U.S. since roughly 1980, and on the more-recent literature devoted to characterizing and explaining individual-level disability trajectories. Lunch is provided.

Abstract Deadline Extended to February 5th for Translational Science 2014

Translational Science 2014 will feature the latest developments in biomedical research, bringing together trainees, educators, senior investigators, administrators, and others engaged in clinical and translational science. New this year, a limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentations, in addition to poster sessions. Submit your presentation abstract to Translational Science 2014 Abstract Submission by Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis Site License

The Genomics Research Center is now administering the Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) site license for the University. The center will offer IPA access to investigators, including their research staff, that use the GRC NextGen sequencing and micro array services at no additional cost. For those researchers that do not use these GRC services, there will be a fee to access IPA. For more information on IPA, visit Igenuity's website.

Staff Awards Deadline Is Feb. 7

Nominations for three staff awards are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 7. The Witmer Award is intended as a "lifetime achievement" award, recognizing staff members for their accomplishments, leadership, and dedication to the University over the course of their career. The Meliora Award recognizes staff members whose work performance over the past year exemplifies the University's motto, Meliora. The Staff Community Service Award recognizes outstanding time and talent contributions of nonmanagement staff to the University community (in a capacity other than their usual assignment) or to the benefit of the greater Rochester community. Full- and part-time active staff from any division are eligible for the awards. See complete details and nomination materials. Direct questions to the Witmer, Meliora,or Staff Community Service Awards mailboxes on global or call 275-4642 or 276-6817.

January 27th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Neuroimaging Biomarkers in HIV-Associated CNS Injury

The next CTSI seminar will feature a presentation by Giovanni Schifitto, MD, MS, Professor of Neurology and Imaging Sciences and Jianhui Zhong, PhD, Professor of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. The duo will be presenting "Neuroimaging Biomarkers in HIV-Associated CNS Injury". Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Click here to read more in the CTSI Stories Blog.

Date:  Tuesday, January 28th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

Learn How to Find Information in eRecord Efficiently

Want to find information in eRecord faster and more efficiently?  Come to the next eRecord for Researcher’s Education Series to find out how.  This session will review how to navigate and customize eRecord to help filter and find information more efficiently, including archive information. This session will be held Monday, January 27th from 12:00-1:00 pm in Helen Wood Hall (1w-510). Lunches are welcome!

Clinical Research Certification Exam Support Available Soon

Are you preparing to take a clinical research certification exam or interested in preparing for a future exam? A study group facilitated by representatives from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and The Office for Human Subject Protection (OHSP) is forming to meet weekly, starting January 29th.  Sessions will run through the end of February.  If interested in participating in the study group, email  SCORE@urmc.rochester.edu.

Data Management Plan Workshop

As more and more funders are asking for data management plans (DMPs) with grant applications, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies is collaborating with River Campus Libraries to bring UR researchers the best possible services in support of data management needs. The one-hour workshop on writing a successful data management plan will be held on Thursday, January 30th at noon, in the Saunders Research Building, Room 1.410. This workshop will cover the basics of writing a data management plan, as well as introducing the DMPTool, an online resource that helps you draft DMPs tailored to specific funders' requirements. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Image Guided Micro Irradiation using SARRP Technology

Adrian Treverton, Chief Operating Officer of Xstrahl Life Sciences, will present "Image Guided Micro Irradiation using SARRP Technology" on Thursday, January 30th from 10:00-11:00 am in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555). This seminar is hosted by the URMC Shared Resource Laboratories and will explore image guided small animal radiation systems - a significant transformation in pre-clinical radiation research.

5th Annual Diversity Conference: Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress

The 5th Annual University of Rochester Diversity Conference will be held on March 28th, 2014. This years keynote speaker will be Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University. Workshop proposals are now being accepted with a deadline of February 7th. Poster proposals are also being accepted with a deadline of March 14th.

Abstracts for Translational Science 2014 Due January 29th

Share your research or encourage someone you know to submit their work at Translational Science 2014, New this year, a limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentations, in addition to poster sessions. Submit your presentation abstract to Translational Science 2014 Abstract Submission by Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

January 20th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: OHSP Quiz Show

The next CTSI seminar will feature a presentation by Tiffany Gommel, MS, CIM, CIP, Director of the Research Subjects Review Board, and Kelly Unsworth, MS, CCRC, CIP, Director of Research Education & Training in the Office for Human Subject Protection. This session of the seminar series is entitled "OHSP Quiz Show: A Human Subject Protections & Good Clinical Practice Refresher". Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. This session of the CTSI Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Office for Human Subjects Protection.

Date:  Tuesday, January 21st
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304)

3rd Annual Medical Scientist Research Symposium

The 3rd Annual Medical Scientist Research Symposium will be held this Friday, January 24th. This symposium is a half-day annual event to showcase the research and scientific accomplishments of the University of Rochester’s Medical Scientist Training Program. The keynote speaker will be Thomas R. Cech, Ph.D. , Nobel Laureate, and Director of the University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute. Dr. Cech will present “Telomerase in Health and Disease:  Genomics and the Future of Medicine”. Click here for the full agenda.

Request for Applications: Bioinformatics Pilot Award

The URMC Center for Integrative Bioinformatics and Experimental Mathematics (CIBEM) invites applications for experimental bioinformatics pilot awards to promote collaborations between CIBEM faculty members and experimental bioinformatics scientists. Priority will be given to high-risk, highly innovative projects related to CIBEM faculty’s research interests. All faculty members of the University of Rochester are eligible for this award. The deadline for proposals is March 15th. Click here to view the RFA.

Save the Date: 5th Annual Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards

The 5th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 28th. The ceremony will be paired with a special session of Grand Rounds, featuring speaker Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH Director of Public Health Practice and Leadership at the University of South Florida. Dr. Troutman will present "Health Equity and Social Justice - Not Just a Walk in the Park".

New URMC Strategic Plan Website Launched

A new website was launched this week which provides an overview of the Medical Center's 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. The plan, which has been named I-Quest (Innovation, Quality, Excellence, Scale and Teamwork), focuses on , six key initiatives;

  • Expand and transform the health care system
  • Create an integrated culture
  • Build platforms for innovation
  • Develop programs of excellence
  • Build enabling technologies, resources and infrastructure
  • Maintain financial sustainability

The new I-Quest website offers users a wealth of information including how the plan will effect research, education, and patient care at URMC. Please click here to explore the new site.

January 13th, 2014

CTSI Seminar Series: Seeing eye to eye

The next CTSI seminar will feature a presentation by Yousef Khalifa, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Jiebo Luo, PhD
Professor of Computer Science entitled "Seeing eye to eye: connecting artificial intelligence with automated surgery grading via digital videos." Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.CME credit is available to those who attend in person. Read more here.

Date:  Tuesday, January 14th
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w304)

New on the CTSI YouTube Channel: Nana Bennett on the Center for Community Health

Nana Bennett, MD MS, describes the URMC Center for Community Health and its connections to the CTSI in a new video on the CTSI YouTube Channel. Dr. Bennett provides examples of research-community partnerships supported by the Center, and lists types of support available to teams interested in community-engaged research. Click here to watch the video.

Call for Nominations: 5th Annual David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards

The University of Rochester’s Center for Community Health is seeking nominations for the 2014 5th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards, recognizing individual University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) faculty and staff for significant contributions to the health of the community through research, teaching, practice and/or outreach programs. The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday, February 28, 2014. Click here for the nomination form.

Important Deadlines for Translational Science 2014

Translational Science 2014 is an annual meeting which aims to bring together all of the disciplines involved in clinical and translational research, for the shared benefits of networking and education.  ACTS and AFMR invite researchers to submit abstracts to be presented at the meeting by Wednesday, January 29th. Additionally, members are invited to nominate one trainee for The Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award to attend the Translational Science 2014 by February 7th.

I2B2 Training on January 14th

Attend the training session on January 14th and learn to use i2b2, a data query tool that allows you to perform simple queries on eRecord data. Classes are offered once a month and are held from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Teaching and Learning Lab (2-8513). Register here.

Registration Open for the 2014 CTSI Symposium

Click here to access the registration site for the 2014 CTSI Symposium Ethics in Research: Consent Quandaries which will be held on March 13th, 2014.

January 6th, 2014

New Video: Karl Kieburtz on the CTSI

CTSI Director Karl Kieburtz, MD MPH, offers his thoughts on the CTSI in a new Featured Personality video available on the CTSI YouTube channel. In the 4-and-a-half minute interview, Dr. Kieburtz discusses how the CTSI can help URMC understand the impact of health care policy changes on the community, touches on key points of the recent Institute of Medicine report on the CTSA program, and shares some ideas on the future of the CTSI. Click here to watch the video.

CTSI Welcomes New Informatics Director

As of January 1, Timothy D. Dye, PhD has been appointed the new Director of Biomedical Informatics for the CTSI. Tim has returned to URMC where he previously served as Chief of the Division of Public Health (Public Health Sciences), and after serving in research and informatics leadership posts at SUNY Upstate Medical University and at the University of Hawaii. In his new roles at UR, Tim will lead the CTSI’s biomedical informatics program, coordinating services and overseeing expansion and dissemination of research information resources to support clinical and translational research activities for the CTSI and its partners. Click here to read more.

CTSI Seminar Series Resumes on January 14th

The Spring 2014 CTSI Seminar Series begins on January 14th and will feature an exciting series of lectures focused on "Crossing Elmwood: River Campus-Medical Center Research Collaborations. " All lectures will take place in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W-304), on Tuesdays from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm. Click here to view the full schedule.

ORPA Closed on January 7th

The ORPA office will be closed on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, as a result of a planned power outage from 6:00 a.m. until noon.  ORPA personnel will be working from home and will be checking email and voicemail.  With this in mind, please work with your ORPA RA to take care of any urgent business ahead of time.

Save the Date: CTSI Symposium to be held on March 13th

The Annual CTSI Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 13th and the topic is "Ethics in Research: Consent Quandries".Preliminary agenda items include: New approaches to research consent, consent comprehension, consent in special populations, consent in community participatory research, The Federal Emergency Research Consent exception, and more. Additional details will be available shortly

 

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