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Undergraduate Pipeline Network Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2015
The UNM Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) is a summer research experience aimed at exposing students to careers as biomedical researchers and physician scientists. During a ten-week session, undergraduates work closely with faculty mentors at the UNM Health Sciences Center in basic science, clinical and community-based studies and take part in seminars and team-building activities.

A highlight of last year’s program was the opportunity for students to submit applications to present their research at the National Conference of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), held in Los Angeles in October. Sixteen of the 24 students in this last summer’s UPN cohort applied for and received travel stipends to attend SACNAS 2014. SACNAS’s annual conference is one of the largest gatherings devoted to workforce diversity in the sciences. UPN students joined over 1,000 other undergraduate, graduate and postdoc poster presenters and almost 4,000 attendees.

UPN is now accepting applications for the 2015 summer session. Undergraduates from New Mexico, Mountain West Research Consortium universities, and minority-serving academic institutions are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submitting an application is February 20, 2015. Please contact Elaine Manzanilla for more information.

CTSC Launches GCP Initiative
UNM CTSC is leading the way for enhancing clinical research professional training at the UNM Health Sciences Center and as part of a new CTSA-wide initiative to standardize clinical processes and improve training programs. All CTSC research staff are currently completing training and certification in Good Clinical Practice (GCP), an internationally recognized standard for ethical and scientific quality in clinical research.

“Performing clinical research in a standardized way is important for ensuring safety and well-being of human research participants, study efficiency and data integrity,” said Amy Overby, CTSC Clinical Research Operations Manager. “Comprehensive GCP training and in-house certification for CTSC staff will align our institution with the highest level of clinical research performance and standards recognized by NIH, FDA and industry.”

UNM CTSC’s initiative coincides with a CTSA consortium project, supported by a supplement award from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science, to enhance training and qualifications for clinical research professionals across the consortium. Members of CTSC’s leadership and management team attended a meeting in Chicago, November 3 – 4, 2014, to discuss best practices and strategies for standardizing research training for clinical and translational science. The CTSAs, said Overby, could make a significant impact in this area and be a model for conducting clinical research at academic institutions. Currently, only approximately 23 percent of CTSAs provide GCP training for their research staff, according to a survey of CTSA principle investigators.

The GCP curriculum for CTSC staff includes instruction on data quality, source documentation, informed consent, clinical study protocols and reports, FDA inspection and how to document, manage and report protocol deviations. CTSC hopes in the future to be able to provide this training to other clinical research divisions and centers at the UNM Health Sciences Center and partnering institutions.

News and Events Archive
Events
Calendar
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Pilot RFAs Released
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CTSC Open House
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: CTSC Building, Plaza Level
CTSC Synergy Meeting
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: CTSC Conference Room
Drug Discovery and Repurposing at UNM Center for Molecular Discovery (CMD)
CTSC Synergy Meeting
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: CTSC Conference Room
Novel Biomarker Approaches for the Detection of Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol-Induced Damage
Pharm Sciences and Toxicology Seminar
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: NRPH B15
Dr. Dawn Delfín: “Transformation of Cardiac Cells in Cardiovascular Disease”
Cellular & Molecular Basis of Disease Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB 203
Dr. Deborah Brown, assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Biological Sciences
REDCap Training
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: HSLIC 226
Pilot Funding Information and Strategy Session
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Contact Kelly Byram for more information
CTSC Synergy Series
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: CTSC Conference Room
"New Research Directions in the Cancer Center"
CTSC Synergy Series
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: CTSC Conference Room
BioMISS Seminar Series
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: BMSB 203
"Solutions for Managing and Mining Neuroimaging Data"
CMBD Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB 203
Victoria Seewaldt, MD: Duke University
CMBD Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB 203
Janice E. Chambers, BD, PhD: Mississippi State University
BioMISS Seminar Series
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: BMSB 203
"VA Informatics - Update"
CTSC Synergy Series
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: CTSC Conference Room
"Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease"
Pathology Seminar Series
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: BMSB 303
Karen Santacruz, MD; University of New Mexico
Clinical Neurosciences Grand Rounds
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: Learning Center Meeting Room (ACC2)
Sarah Pirio Richardson, MD; University of New Mexico
Neuroscience Day
Time: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
CMBD Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB 303
Dennis Grab; Johns Hopkins
Scaletti Catalyst Lecture
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Domenici Auditorium
Sverre Vedal; University of Washington
CMBD Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB 303
Brian Mathur; University of Maryland
CMBD Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB 303
Glenn Palmer; Louisianna State University
CMBD Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB 303
Berislav Zlokovic; USC
CMBD Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB 303
Tomasz Skorski; Temple University
BioMISS Seminar Series
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: HSLIC Room 228
"Information Visualization: Analogy, How to Map Information from One Domain to Another" Jack Ox, MFA
BioMISS Seminar Series
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: HSLIC Room 228
"Genomics Big Data: Analysis and Challenges" Scott Ness, PhD
BioMISS Seminar Series
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: HSLIC Room 228
"Emergency Medicine Telehealth Consults" Denise Dion, PhD
BioMISS Seminar Series
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: HSLIC Room 228
"Accreditation of Clinical Informatics Training Programs: An Update" Philip Kroth, MD, MS
BioMISS Seminar Series
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: HSLIC Room 228
"Minimum Data Set Creation Using the Delphi Method" Shamsi Daneshvari, PhD
Neurosciences Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB Room 303
"Classic hallucinogens in the treatment of addictions: putative mechanisms and current research" Michael Bogenschutz, MD
Neurosciences Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB Room 303
"Proteasome dysfunction in multiple sclerosis" Oscar Bizzozero, PhD
Neurosciences Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB Room 303
"Multiplexing in the Hippocampus" Francis Chance, PhD
Neurosciences Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB Room 303
"Non-coding RNA and RNA binding proteins" Amy Gardiner, PhD
Neurosciences Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB Room 303
"A sociological reflection on the neuropathology of disease" Kristin Barker, PhD
Neurosciences Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB Room 303
"Data Blitz" Carrie Wright, Kristin Marquardt, Kenta Kajimoto, Rob Oliver
Neurosciences Seminar Series
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: BMSB Room 303
KC Brennan, PhD
Pathology Seminar Series
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: BMSB Room 303
Molecular Pathology Part II: Debra Leonard
Pathology Seminar Series
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: BMSB Room 303
Molecular Pathology Part II: Lori Ballinger, MS
Pathology Seminar Series
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: BMSB Room 303
Molecular Pathology Part II: Mohammad Vasef, MD
Pathology Resident Research Presentations
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: BMSB Room 303
Pathology Seminar Series
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: BMSB Room 303
Immunotherapy: Therese Bocklage, MD
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Domenici Auditorium
"Neuropsychiatric Lupus: Update" Wilmer Sibbit, Jr, MD
CTSC Pilot RFAs Released
CTSC Open House
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: CTSC Conference Room
CTSC Pilot Applications Due
REDCap Training
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: HSLIC Room 226
Pharmaceutical Sciences Toxicology Seminar
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: NRPH B28
"Transformation of Cardiac Cells in Cardiovascular Disease" presented by Dr. Dawn Delfin
BSGP Seminar Series
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: BMSB 303
“Careers for Biomedical Sciences PHDs outside Academics-Beyond the Ivory Tower,” presented by Dr. Meghan Norvell
IDEAS in Psychiatry Series
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Domenici Auditorium
Film screening of "The Anonymous People," as part of the IDEAS in Psychiatry "Let's Keep Talking" series
Spotlight
Investigator & Staff Profiles
CTSC Investigator of the Month
Nate Link, MD
Nate Link, MD, is an assistant professor in the UNM Department of Pediatrics and provider at the Healthy and Fit Children’s Clinic, where he works closely with overweight and obese children and their families to reduce health risks and help them make lifestyle changes. Link is also an advocate in the community to build awareness about the life-long health effects of childhood obesity and importance of diet and physical activity. He has worked with several Albuquerque public schools to build school gardens and develop nutrition curricula.
Read more about Dr. Link
CTSC Employee Profile
Vanessa Garcia
Vanessa Garcia is a radiological technologist specialist and member of the CTSC’s bionutrition unit. As the CTSC’s DXA expert, she has assisted many investigators in designing protocols that include body composition assessment technologies, as well as with collecting biometric data and other clinical study activities.
Read more about Vanessa

Spotlight Archive

Clinical & Translational Science Center
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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