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June 2016

SCORE Half-Day Seminar: A Minds-On Practice

SCORE Half-Day Seminar: A Minds-On Practice

The CTSI's Study Coordinators Organization for Research & Education (SCORE) recently held its 8th annual Half-Day Seminar. The seminar included lectures on self-determination theory, standard operating procedures, and mindful practice, as well as a first ever hands-on activity in root cause analysis.

CTSI Now Offers Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Science

CTSI Now Offers Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Science

The CTSI, in partnership with the Department of Public Health Sciences, is rolling out a new advanced certificate in regulatory science for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers from a broad range of fields. The program is just one of several efforts by the CTSI to advance regulatory science and promote student and trainee interest in learning how new drugs and devices are developed and ultimately reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Under-Represented Scientists Stay in the Game with Help from the National Research Mentoring Network

Under-Represented Scientists Stay in the Game with Help from the National Research Mentoring Network

Many groups who are under-represented in the general population, are even further under-represented in the biomedical science workforce. The NIH has developed a Diversity Program Consortium that administers the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) to combat this. The network consists of biomedical professionals and institutions that offer mentorship and professional development to mentors and trainees from under-represented groups.

REDCap Tip of the Month: Boost REDCap Survey Response Rates

REDCap Tip of the Month: Boost REDCap Survey Response Rates

You always want the highest response rate possible when conducting a REDCap survey. But sometimes getting recipients to even open your email can be a challenge. Read on to learn four fundamentals that will help your survey rise above the clutter and increase response rates.

 

Erika Augustine: Battling Batten Disease

Erika Augustine: Battling Batten Disease

Erika F. Augustine, M.D., assistant professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, is just one of the #3000Researchers at URMC working on cures. She is currently conducting clinical trials for new drugs that could help patients with Batten disease live longer, better lives. 

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