August 5, 2019
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In This Week’s Update:

  • UNYTE Collaborations
  • TBS Student Co-Author in ACS Publications
  • Upstate New York Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing Seminar
  • Diversity Cookout
  • Characteristics of a Translational Scientist
  • Department of Defense Funding Opportunities
  • Calendar of Events
  • Funding Opportunities

UNYTE Collaborations

One of the goals of UNYTE Translational Research Network events is to encourage research partnerships across UNYTE member institutions. Have you participated in a collaboration that grew out of, or was nurtured by, participation in a UNYTE Scientific Session or Un-Meeting? If you began a collaboration or were able to reconnect and create or reinvigorate a collaborative research project, please fill out this form. If you have an idea for a cross-institution collaboration and would like to consult regarding the next steps, email UNYTE.

TBS Student Co-Author in ACS Publications

Marhiah Montoya is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate, in the UR CTSI’s Translational Biomedical Sciences Program working with Damian Krysan, M.D., Ph.D. Krysan and Montoya are two authors of an abstract in ACS Publications about Candida auris, a pathogen which has emerged around the globe in recent years. C. auris is associated with high morbidity and mortality, multidrug resistance, problematic species identification and transmission within healthcare settings. This abstract discusses how the emergence of C. auris provides justification for increased research into mechanisms of drug resistance and the development of novel antifungal drugs. Read the full abstract.

Upstate New York Illumina
Next-Generation Sequencing Seminar

URMC Shared Resource Laboratories is hosting the Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing seminar which will discuss how Illumina technology can help advance research. Illumina experts will present an overview of next-generation sequencing and discuss the basic concepts and key advantages over traditional technologies. Speakers include several associates from URMC.  Learn more and register.
Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 9:15 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, College Town

Diversity Cookout

Come celebrate our community of diverse students and trainees at the URMC Cookout! Sponsored by URMC: Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Executive Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, Office for Inclusion and Culture, School of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Nursing. RSVP by Friday, September 6. Registration link can also be found on event listing on the URMC Calendar.
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Genesee Valley Park, Canalside Shelter

Characteristics of a Translational Scientist

Translational science is a field of investigation that seeks to understand each step of the translational process turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. Recently, an international group of investigators who are part of the Translation Together consortium defined the ideal characteristics of a translational scientist. The seven characteristics are:
  • Boundary crosser: breaks down silos to collaborate broadly.
  • Domain expert: has deep disciplinary expertise in one or more of the translational phases.
  • Team player: recognizes and engages in team science to understand and advance translation.
  • Process innovator: seeks to understand and improve processes underlying the transitions from one translational phase to another.
  • Skilled communicator: can “translate” research effectively to stakeholders across the various domains of translation.
  • Systems thinker: can analyze and navigate the internal and external dynamics that impact the translational process.
  • Rigorous researcher: adheres to high standards of rigor, reproducibility and transparency.
Read the full article.

Department of Defense Funding Opportunities

The Department of Defense recently posted several new funding opportunities:

Learn more about the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

Calendar of Events

Monday, August 5
TIN Webinar: Mechanisms of Health Effects of Exercise in Children

Tuesday, August 6
Embark Demonstration

Thursday, August 8
2019 DEAF ROC Conference

Friday, August 9
Embark Demonstration

Tuesday, August 13
Upstate New York Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing Seminar

Wednesday, August 21
UR CTSI TriNetX Training Workshops

Friday, August 30
Tobacco Regulatory Science Talent Student Competition – Entry Forms Due

Friday, September 6
Diversity Cookout - RSVP Deadline

Wednesday, September 11
Falling Walls Rochester Lab – Application Deadline

Saturday, September 14
Diversity Cookout

Monday, September 30
Growing Gene and Cell Therapy (GGACT) Cooperative – Letter of Intent Due

Thursday, October 31
Call for Papers: Clinical and Translational Science to Improve Rural Health – Submission Deadline

Call for Papers: Dissemination & Implementation – Submission Deadline


Funding Opportunities

Friday, August 16

EHSC Pilot Funding Opportunity – Application Deadline

Tuesday, October 22
PumpPrimer II Funding Opportunity – Proposal Deadline

Saturday, November 30
Grant Opportunity for Research on the Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Infectious Disease – Application Deadline
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