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CTSC PI Dr. Richard Larson Presentation to Alumni
CTSC PI Dr. Richard S. Larson presented "Becoming an Academic Health Center: A History of Building a Research Enterprise" as part of the 2015 School of Medicine alumni reunion weekend on October 2nd. Click here to watch the video of Dr. Larson's presentation.

CTSC Synergy Series
The September meeting for the CTSC Synergy Series will be held on Monday, September 21st, in the CTSC Conference Room (Plaza Level), 1:00 - 2:30 pm. The topic will be Opportunities for Drug Repurposing and Linked Clinical Trials and will include the presentations from the following:
  • Larry Sklar, PhD (Pathology)
  • Eric Prossnitz, PhD (Internal Medicine)
  • Tudor Oprea, MD, PhD (Internal Medicine)
  • Vojo Deretic, PhD (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology)
This CTSC-sponsored series of monthly meetings for all UNM investigators is designed to enhance UNM's translational mission. The series brings together basic, clinical, and translational researchers and shared resource directors to advance projects from bench to bedside and to promote the application of UNM technology to clinical and translational investigations.

Biostatistics Training Opportunities
The UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and its Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core is pleased to offer HSC researchers the opportunity to participate in a sequence of seven webinars covering biostatistics methodology and research design topics throughout the year. These webinars are produced by the American Statistical Association and are presented by leading researchers in the field of statistics. The first two webinars are being offered this month:
  • Evaluation of Biomarkers and Risk Prediction Models for Binary Outcomes
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Overview of Agreement Statistics for Continuous, Binary, and Ordinal Data
    Thursday, September 24, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The webinars are open to all HSC researchers free of charge, though registration is required (by Monday, September 21, 4 pm for the above seminars). Space is limited. Please register by sending an email to Cristina Murray-Krezan. Include your name, contact information, and department/division.

For more information on these and additional upcoming webinars, please visit the Biostatistics Training page.

CTSC Announces New Pricing
CTSC is committed to cultivating an environment that promotes innovation, collaboration and the highest standards in patient protections, while also balancing efficiency with the growing complexity of conducting biomedical research. Please visit the CTSC Pricing webpage for information about our pricing policies and operational costs.

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Featured Publication
A Multisite Community-Based Health Literacy Intervention for Spanish Speakers.

Soto Mas F, Cordova C, Murrietta A, Jacobson HE, Ronquillo F, Helitzer D. A Multisite Community-Based Health Literacy Intervention for Spanish Speakers. J Community Health. 2014 Oct 16.

This article is about a CTSC-funded pilot study that explored the feasibility of using different community settings to implement interventions for improving health literacy. The study team worked closely with community partners in Santa Barbara/Martineztown, an historic neighborhood near downtown Albuquerque, to coordinate participant groups at three sites an elementary school, a community church, and a large hotel with many Spanish-speaking employees. The participants attended classes and received instruction in a unique curriculum that combines English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction with health literacy education.

Francisco Soto Mas, MD, PhD, principal investigator and professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, developed the curriculum to address health disparities and higher rates of disease among Spanish-speaking adults in the United States. Carla Cordova, MPH, CTSC Community Engaged Research Core (CERC) Manager, and Ambroshia Murrietta, MHS, CTSC CERC Associate Scientist, helped to coordinate and implement the study. Francisco J. Ronquillo, PA, a Health Extension Rural Offices (HEROs) agent, helped facilitate recruitment by giving bilingual presentations and distributing information to community partners.
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The UNM CTCS is supported in part by the Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA). The CTSA initiative is led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health.

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