Research Day: Learning Health System Initiative, April 10, 2023

The UF CTSI Learning Health System Initiative is hosting its first Research Day and Poster Session to recognize and celebrate the multidisciplinary research, quality improvement, and implementation efforts of students, trainees, faculty, and staff across the UF Health Science Center.

keynote speakers

keynote speaker

Steven L. Bernstein, MD

Dr. Bernstein is the Chief Research Officer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Senior Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Bernstein pioneered the treatment of tobacco dependence in ED patients, and has identified specific pharmacologic and behavioral interventions that are efficacious. His work has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Legacy Foundation, among others. His interests are in the treatment of tobacco dependence in various clinical settings, implementation science, and training junior investigators.

Headshot of Steven L Bernstein from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

keynote speaker

Jeremiah R. Brown, PhD

Dr. Jeremiah Brown is a tenured professor of Epidemiology, Biomedical Data Science, and Health Policy and Clinical Practice at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has received multiple R01s from NHLBI, NIDDK, and NIAID to develop and implement evidence-based interventions for infections, kidney injury, and hospitalization. Dr. Brown is the principal investigator on three NIH R01 grants focusing on predictive analytics for readmission and implementation science. He leads a cardiovascular outcomes team at Dartmouth focusing on cardiovascular epidemiology, biomedical informatics research, and implementation science. His interests are in disseminating novel implementation methods and findings to fields with unmet need in complex trial design, including, but not limited to engineering, management, and policy. 

headshot of Jeremiah Brown, PhD

research day agenda


Clinical and Translational Research Building

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Research Building serves as the headquarters for clinical and translational science at UF and in the state. The UF Clinical and Translational Research Building is located on the university’s Gainesville campus at 2004 Mowry Road on the northeast corner of Gale Lemerand Drive.

8:30 AM

Coffee & Pastries

9:00 AM

Welcome & opening remarks from UF Health leaders

9:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Jeremiah R. Brown, PhD

Clinical and Translational Research Building
2nd Floor Conference Room, 2161 North & South

10:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Steven L. Bernstein, MD

Clinical and Translational Research Building
2nd Floor Conference Room, 2161 North & South

12:00 PM

Poster Session & Lunch

The poster session will showcase work from across the UF Health Science Center that highlight the integration of research data and evidence-based practices in health systems. Topics include:

  • Implementation Science
  • Quality Improvement
  • Use of AI in Healthcare
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Telehealth
  • Pragmatic Clinical Trials
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Social Determinants of Health

The Learning Health System Pilot Program awards Translational Pilot Awards that use a “learning health system” approach to align research and clinical operations to improve health outcomes and advance health equity using informatics, stakeholder engagement, implementation science and other methodologies to address priority areas at UF Health (see below). The Translational Pilot Program is supported in part by the UF-FSU CTSA Award funded through the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

1:00 PM

End of Symposium

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CTSI Learning Health System Program

he CTSI Learning Health System Program pursues the development and piloting of implementation strategies at UF Health that can ultimately be adapted and scaled for use in other healthcare settings.

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If you have questions about the event, please reach out to the Learning Health System research coordinator, Jacqueline De La Cruz.