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Scaletti Catalyst Lecture
The 4th Annual Joseph V. Scaletti Catalyst Lecture will be held Friday, April 4th, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Domenici Center Auditorium. This year's presentation will be:
  • "The Surprising Effects of Exposure to Air Pollution," by Sverre Vedal, MD, MSc, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington
Each year, the Joseph V. Scaletti Catalyst Lecture features an individual, institution, or idea responsible for accelerating the rate of positive change and forward progress in the areas of biomedical research, healthcare education, or healthcare delivery.  Dr. Vedal was invited to present this year's lecture in recognition of his work as a practicing physician, a biomedical researcher, and an active advocate for quantifying the impact of environmental pollutants on human health.

To learn more about Dr. Joseph V. Scaletti and the lecture established in his honor, please visit JosephScaletti.org.

MWRC Collaboration Opportunities
The CTSC is coordinating targeted video conferences to facilitate collaboration between investigators throughout the Mountain West Research Consortium. Mental health was the focus in our first conference. A follow-up video conference is scheduled in March to further discuss research and collaboration in the areas of health disparities, dementia/Alzheimer’s, maltreatment/abuse, addiction, schizophrenia, suicide, PTSD, and developmental disabilities.

The mental health follow-up conference is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014. In addition, the following topics are scheduled for video conferences:
  • Cardiovascular: April 11, 2014
  • Cancer: May 9, 2014
Please contact Danelle Winship if you are interested in participating.
Read more here

CTSC Synergy Series
The April meeting for the CTSC Synergy Series will be held on Monday, April 7th, in the CTSC Conference Room (Plaza Level), 1:00 - 2:30 pm. The topic will be Stable Isotope Breath Testing for Detection of Lung Infection: Bench Research to Clinical Application and will include the following presentations:
  • Graham S. Timmins, PhD: Associate Professor, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNM College of Pharmacy
  • Zachary D. Sharp, PhD: Regents Professor, Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UNM
  • Hengameh Raissy, PharmD.: Research Associate professor, Dept of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
To find out more about this project, please check out the CTSC Research Vignette, Improving Diagnostic Tools for Cystic Fibrosis Patients.

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.

REDCap Training Session
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases, and it is available, free of charge, to HSC investigators and departments. REDCap provides secure web-based data capture and program support tools for a mosaic of research projects from basic science to community engagement. If you are an HSC staff or faculty member and have not yet looked into REDCap, register for an introductory class, which provides a brief overview of REDCap and its features.

The next session will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Sessions will be held in HSC Library Room 226. Space is limited, so please register by enrolling here. For additional information, please contact Kevin Wesley.

Save the Date! UNM to Host NIH’s Annual SBIR/STTR Conference, October 21-23, 2014
UNM HSC has been chosen to host this year’s National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference on October 21 – 23, 2014. The theme for the Conference is “Land of Achievement: Extending the Reach of Science.” This is the 16th annual NIH SBIR/STTR conference, but only the third to be held outside of NIH’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.

The conference helps small businesses and researchers in the health sciences learn more about the approximate $700 million dollars of annual funding available from NIH to forge academic/business partnerships for advancing recently developed biotechnology. Attendees discover how to successfully submit an application; tips for approaching partners and investors; the types of technical assistance programs NIH offers to awardees; and have the chance to discuss specific questions with NIH SBIR and STTR subject-matter experts.

More details about the program agenda and registration will be available soon – please visit the NIH’s SBIR/STTR website for more information.

i2b2 – It’s Official!
i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) is an NIH-funded initiative and new service offered by the CTSC to help investigators more easily access existing clinical data for research. Its purpose is to provide self-serve access to de-identified data for cohort discovery and hypothesis generation and allows users to perform searches for patient groups based on certain inclusion or exclusion criteria.
Read more here

Translational Incubator Laboratory
The CTSC Translational Technologies Laboratory is now providing short-term wet-lab space on a 6-month basis. The Translational Incubator Laboratory is an inspected and certified BL-2 Laboratory, with access available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to wet-lab bench space and locked storage, the service includes shared basic lab equipment, basic personal protective equipment, hygiene/cleaning supplies, and basic lab glassware.
Read more here

CTSC Researchers Featured by the ABQ Journal
The Albuquerque Journal recently published an article about the continual growth of the UNM Health Sciences Center’s funding portfolio for research, despite decreases in funding sources. The article features research by two CTSC-affiliated investigators, Arup Das, MD, and Matthew Campen, PhD. Dr. Das, chief of the UNM H Ophthalmology Division, is collaborating with basic scientist Paul McGuire, PhD, to reverse the effects of diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Campen, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, is investigating the health impacts of toxins in the air and links to cardiovascular disease. Read the article here.

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Events
Calendar
Calendar
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)
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
Spotlight
Investigator & Staff Profiles
CTSC Investigator of the Month
Kim Cox, PhD, RN, CNM
Dr. Cox is a Certified Nurse-Midwife interested in the processes and outcomes of midwifery care. She joined the faculty of the College of Nursing three years ago. She was the recipient of a CTSC Pilot Award in 2012 for a mixed-methods study comparing the effectiveness of group vs. individual midwifery care on postpartum women’s weight loss in rural New Mexico. This research utilized many CTSC resources, including the clinical research unit, bionutrition services, community liaisons, and biostatistics.
Read more about Dr. Cox
CTSC Employee Profile
Diana M. Gonzales-Pacheco, DCN, RD
Diana is the CTSC staff of the month because Dr. Mark Unruh says she provides “terrific service to our studies by giving protocolized and individualized patient instructions and assessing study adherence” and Dr. Kim Cox says she is extremely helpful with incorporating nutrition research into her studies examining weight loss in postpartum women in rural New Mexico.
Read more about Diana

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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