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2012

A passion for excellence

CTSI celebrates inaugural members of its Academy of Research Excellence By Claire Baralt for The POST When Ray Moseley, Ph.D., approached the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute with an idea to create a new kind of program that seeks out, strengthens and rewards excellence in clinical research, he didn’t expect to get a green…

Our Continuously Learning Health System

Four initiatives championed by the UF CTSI – UF Consent2Share, the UF Health Integrated Data Repository, the CTSI Biorepository and HealthStreet – are discussed in On the Same Page.

Fall 2012: UF CTSI investigators in the news

A roundup of Fall 2012 news featuring investigators affiliated with the UF CTSI: Richard B. Berry, M.D. Director, CTSI-affiliated sleep disorders clinical research unit Newberry Observer, Nov. 28: Sleep apnea in vets demand more attention   Barry J. Byrne, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Advisory Council Member, UF Clinical Research Center Gainesville Sun, Dec. 11: UF study:…

CTSI part of new UF campus at Lake Nona

The UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona officially opened Nov. 30, 2012. The $53 million roughly 106,000-square-foot facility extends UF’s presence into the greater Orlando area. The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute joins several other colleges, institutes and centers on the new campus: the UF College of Pharmacy, UF College of Medicine,…

New reports demonstrate how CTSAs support NIH institutes and centers

A UF CTSI investigator and a UF CTSI-affiliated research volunteer are highlighted in annual summaries recently published by the national CTSA Consortium Coordinating Center to demonstrate how the Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium helps advance the goals of NIH institutes and centers: UF Institute on Aging director Marco Pahor, M.D., is featured in an…

Personalized Medicine Program in the News

Led by the UF CTSI, the Personalized Medicine Program at UF&Shands has been highlighted in several stories and publications since its official launch on June 25, 2012. Here’s a round-up of recent news and publications: GenomeWeb’s Genome Technology, Oct. 1, 2012: Reality Check – Educating Physicians on Genomic Medicine Supplemental Section to USA Today, Sept.…

UF Research Opportunity Seed Fund, 2013 Competition

Sponsored by the UF Office of Research, the Research Opportunity Seed Fund’s 2013 competition targets interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated research projects with potential for extramural support. The program focuses on new projects (not a supplement to current research) and/or new collaborative partnerships. Proposals must emphasize novel research and must involve faculty from at least two departments/ units/…

UF research on CTSAcentral.org: Stents coated with meds can sustain damage, study shows

The national Clinical and Translational Science Awards Consortium website highlighted findings published recently by UF and Duke University researchers in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Co-authored by UF CTSI investigators Carl J. Pepine, M.D., and Christopher D. Batich, Ph.D., the publication showed that the polymer surfaces of drug-eluting stents used to treat coronary…

UF CTSI Pilot Project Awardee Elizabeth Stegemoller wins patient advocacy prize

Congratulations to Elizabeth Stegemoller, Ph.D., a 2011 CTSI Pilot Project Awardee who received the 2012 Parkinson’s Action Network Postdoctoral Advocacy Prize in recognition of her efforts on behalf of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Read the full story: UF Parkinson’s disease researcher wins patient advocacy prize