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New tool available to explore feasibility of multi-site clinical studies

Oct 3, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute now offers a tool for research population discovery and study feasibility for multi-site clinical studies. The Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) Network is a real-time, open-access platform for researchers throughout the National Institutes of…

Are you a translational scientist?

Jul 29, 2019

By George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS) Recently, an international group of investigators who are part of the Translation Together consortium defined the ideal characteristics of a translational scientist. Recall that translational…

Clinical research guidebook is solid example of collaboration

Mar 15, 2018

A newly launched online guidebook can help early-career to established Penn State researchers more easily navigate the clinical research process at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The guidebook, a project sponsored by the Penn State Clinical…

NIH Clinical Trials: 15 Minute Overview Recording

Jan 23, 2018

The recent presentation NIH Clinical Trials: 15 Minute Overview (What NIH’s Definition Means for Researchers and How the ORP Can Help) and is now available to view on YouTube.  Slides are also available for the presentation (slides available as a pdf and as a Powerpoint presentation; if you need…

New National Institutes of Health policies affect all researchers

Jan 15, 2018

If you hear “clinical trial” and think of a study looking at a cure for a disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants you to think again. NIH is in the process of enhancing “the accountability and transparency of clinical research” through a number of new initiatives that impact…

Applications open for clinical and translational science training programs

Jan 4, 2018

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting applications for both its year-long and summer training programs for students interested in learning the fundamentals of translational science. These programs work to teach the next generation of scientists the skills to move…