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Registration open for a seminar on building community collaborations

Nov 6, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute presents “Building Effective Community Collaborations” at its next Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series from noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 21.  In addition to being held at 116 Henderson at the University Park campus, the session will be…

Online guidebook now available for conducting clinical research at Penn State

Oct 29, 2019

An online guidebook detailing the clinical research process and available support resources at Penn State is now available for faculty and staff at all University campuses. Based on a guidebook released last year specifically for Penn State College of Medicine, it is a collaborative effort of Penn…

New REDCap feature protects from 'bot' respondents

Oct 18, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s data collection and storage tool, REDCap, now offers an option to protect against malicious software, known as "bots," from completing fraudulent surveys. When completing a survey, users will complete a CAPTCHA process. CAPTCHA is short for…

Pilot funding available for collaborative projects that improve human health

Oct 7, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting letters of intent to apply for its Bridges to Translation VI pilot grant program. Pilot grants are available for up to $50,000. The institute expects to fund three-to-five projects. Penn State Clinical and Translational Science…

Registration open for a seminar on increasing policy relevance of research

Oct 7, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute presents “Increasing Policy Relevance of Research” at its next Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 25.  In addition to being held in H4504 at the College of Medicine, the session will be streamed to 116…

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…

Bench to Bedside and Beyond seminar on Oct. 16 to focus on funding opportunities

Sep 30, 2019

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present “Funding Opportunities Unique to Clinical and Translational Science Institute” at its next Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series, set for noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. In addition to being held in H4504 at the Penn State…
News Topics: CTSIFundingNIH

Fall schedule for biostatistics seminars now available

Aug 14, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces its Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Research Methods Seminar Series schedule for the fall semester. The series features lectures on fundamental research methods in the fall semester, with more advanced topics…

Registration open for seminar on underrepresented population recruitment

Aug 13, 2019

A seminar titled “Recruiting Underrepresented Populations in Clinical Trials” will be presented at the next installment of the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series from noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 20. In addition to being held in Room H4504…

Applications open for Community Engaged Research Core Faculty Fellowship Program

Aug 6, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute‘s Community Engaged Research Core is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Faculty Fellowship Program. This opportunity is open to all Penn State junior or mid-level faculty who want to advance their practice of community-engaged…

Community-Engaged Research Day fosters collaborative partnerships

Jul 2, 2019

Community leaders and scientists shared breakfast and sought solutions to problems like opioids, obesity and depression June 6 at the Community-Engaged Research Day. The Community-Engaged Research Core of Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute hosted the event at Dixon University…

All of Us Journey tour to visit Hershey area

Jun 3, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Penn State Cancer Institute will host the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on informational exhibit to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program - an ambitious effort to gather data from 1…

Project on rural communities benefits from collaboration with Highmark Health

May 9, 2019

A project to better understand the issues facing rural communities and address a decline in American life expectancy is benefiting from a partnership between Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Highmark Health Enterprise Analytics Data Science Research. The Data Science…

Registration open for seminar on how views on time affect teams

Mar 15, 2019

“The Clocks That Time Us: Navigating Temporal Differences in Teams” will be presented at the next Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.  In addition to being held in 116 Henderson Building at…
News Topics: CTSITeamsSeminar

Applications now open for student translational research training programs

Jan 3, 2019

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting applications for both its yearlong 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…

A better way to evaluate health interventions

Nov 5, 2018

There’s a better way to evaluate the effectiveness of health interventions. It can help make health interventions not only effective, but scalable, affordable and less complex. When testing an intervention that is trying to modify health attitudes or behaviors — like a smoking cessation program —…
News Topics: CTSIInterventions

Clinical and Translational Science Institute awards six pilot grants

Oct 2, 2018

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is helping generate innovative health research ideas and promoting collaboration through the awarding of pilot grants in its Bridges to Translation IV program. This program seeks to link researchers not traditionally in health research with…

Chinchilli to present Oct. 9 seminar in series on fundamental research methods

Sep 28, 2018

Vernon Chinchilli will present "Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," from 4 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 9, as part of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series. Chinchilli is distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Public…

Pilot grants available from Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Sep 25, 2018

As part of its mission to accelerate discoveries to benefit human health, the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will award up to $300,000 in funding for pilot projects through its Bridges to Translation V pilot grant program.  A request for application workshop will be held…
News Topics: CTSIFunding

Applications open for Community Engaged Research Core Faculty Fellowship Program

Sep 17, 2018

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute‘s Community Engaged Research Core is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Faculty Fellowship Program. This opportunity is open to all Penn State junior or mid-level faculty who want to advance their practice of community-engaged…
News Topics: CTSIFaculty Fellows

Seed grants to support opioid research announced

Sep 13, 2018

Penn State’s  Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), in collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), has awarded over $200,000 in funding to support 10 new interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. “…

"Translational Science in the Era of Big Data” to be held Sept. 6

Aug 22, 2018

The ability to work with and analyze large amounts of data for research is gaining in importance, especially involving the incorporation of electronic health records. Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is planning for the future as it looks towards its renewal application for…
News Topics: CTSIBig Data

CTSI StudyFinder survey

Jul 19, 2018

CTSI is conducting a survey to improve Studyfinder, their online recruitment platform. This summary explains information about this research. You are urged to ask questions about anything that is unclear to you. The purpose of this research is to learn about who is currently using the Penn State…

Technology development training program to accept applications in June

May 24, 2018

Innovations, a technology development training program of Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Center for Medical Innovation, will accept applications for the 2018 program from June 1 through June 30. An informational session about the program will be held from 11 a.m. to…
News Topics: CTSINSF

Human Health and the Environment seed grant recipients announced

May 21, 2018

Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2018 have been awarded to eight interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers. The seed grants were funded through a collaboration of Penn State Institutes and the College of Medicine, which collectively contributed more than $400,000. The…