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Event: CICATS Science Cafe on Structural Biology Meets Drug Discovery @ UConn – 9/11/17 @ 4:00PM

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Time: 4:00-7:00 PM

Place: Nathan Hale Inn on the Storrs Campus

Sponsored by the UConn Partnership for Excellence in Structural Biology, CICATS and The Kavli Foundation

Featuring: Dr. Jonathan Moore, Senior Research Fellow and Vice President, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Followed by Group Discussion on Challenges and Opportunities moderated by Drs. Sandra Weller (UConn Health) and Dennis Wright (UConn Pharmacy), co-leaders of the CICATS Drug Discovery Core Interest Group

Light supper will be served.  Attendance is free and open to the public.

Registration required via email to pschultz@uchc.edu

 

New Course in the Master’s program in Clinical and Translational Research

CICATS’s Master of Science Program in Clinical and Translational Research is offering a new course in Fall 2017, entitled “CLTR 5360: Critical Issues Involving Science Publication:  The Scientific Review (3 credits, class # 17063).” The course will be taught by Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD; Helen Wu, PhD; Kevin Lo, PhD; and Jorge Escobar Ivirico, PhD.  The course registration via Graduate School is open to clinicians, residents, medical students, MPH students and graduate students who are interested in clinical and translational research.

If you have any inquiries, contact Dr. Helen Wu.

CICATS Pre-K Scholar Award Program announces request for proposals

CICATS is pleased to announce its second competition for its Pre-K Scholar Award Programs, mentored research career awards for junior faculty.  Created in 2013, the CICATS Pre-K Scholar Award Program is a 2-year interactive program designed to equip junior faculty with the knowledge and competencies to effectively apply for an NIH Research Career Development Awards (K award) as well as become leaders in clinical and translational science.

For more information, please visit http://cicats.uconn.edu/research-educationtraining-and-career-development/k-program-and-scholars/.
If you have questions on the Pre-K program, please contact Trisha Pitter at tpitter@uchc.edu.

Dr. Cato Laurencin to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by The White House

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, chief executive officer of CICATS, will receive the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement: the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. This award will be presented to Dr. Laurencin by President Barack Obama in May 2016.  CICATS congratulates Dr. Laurencin on this prestigious recognition!

The award announcement can be read by visiting UConn TodayCourant.com and the White House Office of the Press & Secretary.

 

CICATS Core Interest Group “Celebration of Excellence in Research” to be held on January 28

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn has announced its first annual Core Interest Group (CIG) “Celebration of Excellence in Research.” This gathering aims to foster new collaborative partnerships and trans-disciplinary research opportunities, while showcasing the success of recent CICATS CIG research projects.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Time: 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Location:
UConn Health
Academic Lobby
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Food and beverages will be provided
Free parking available in Garage 3

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For questions, contact Lana Angelo at langelo@uchc.edu

CICATS congratulates Dr. William Jelani Cobb, Director of the Africana Studies Institute at UConn

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Dr. William Jelani Cobb, director, UConn Africana Studies Institute, was named 2016 Justice Trailblazer, an award given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who have advanced national understanding on the 21st century challenges of criminal justice.

Full article: Jelani Cobb to Receive Justice Trailblazer Award; Bob Herbert to serve as Emcee at John Jay College Dinner | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 

 

Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series – The Science of Mind: Brain Research at UConn

Gerald Altmann, professor of psychology, on Sept. 22, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Speaker: Gerry Altmann, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, UConn
Director, Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science

Title: “The Science of Mind: Brain Research at UConn”
Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: Noon-1:00pm
Location: Henry Low Learning Center, UConn Health, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030

Lunch will be available; Please RSVP to Cheryl Steciak / csteciak@uchc.edu

Livestream: http://mediasite.uchc.edu/mediasite41/Play/91db864eb520406c84359f7c2ab3aac91d

Photo Gallery: Dean Kamen – CICATS Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research

Thank you to all those who attended the Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research on November 7, 2015.  With close to 400 attendees, including students from kindergarten to graduate school, the NE First Robotic Team, government officials, representation from the Hartford School District’s Superintendent Office, and Mrs. Helen Raisz; it was an exhilarating event.  Check out the event photos from that day.

CICATS Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research — Dean Kamen

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn and the University of Connecticut School of Engineering will host the CICATS Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research on November 7, 2015 featuring keynote speaker, Dean Kamen. The lecture topic will be “Innovation: Past, Present and Future.”

Register Today!