If you build it, will they come? Linking researcher engagement and scientific productivity in large infrastructure grants

As it turns out, they will. A team of researchers that has been evaluating the Washington University Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) since 2010 has released new findings. They suggest that CTSA member researchers who engaged with dedicated ICTS infrastructure and resources increased their research productivity; members who took advantage of ICTS services […]

Engaging special populations with community and investigator partnerships; ICTS provides framework for unique collaboration to develop and thrive

Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, (left) and Rev. Dr. Paulette Sankofa (right)

A Relationship Begins One could say she has community in her heart. Rev. Dr. Paulette Sankofa, EdD, grew up in the St. Louis West End and remembers the tight community connections, particularly among older adults that was commonplace at that time. It is this sense of community and respect for seniors instilled as a young […]

Saint Louis University ICTS investigator utilizes funding mechanism to advance research on opioid therapy options

Daniela Salvemini, PhD

Neuropathic pain affects millions of Americans every year. This fact combined with the nationwide crisis of opioid misuse reinforces the need for safer and more effective therapies to help those suffering from chronic pain. In tandem with efforts from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and in an effort to advance research in this […]

ICTS investigators test fluvoxamine repurposed as treatment for COVID, Utilize fully-remote clinical trial to reach participants

The proverbial saying ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is frequently used to explain how great innovations are made during times of urgent need. Never has the need been direr than when the COVID pandemic hit in March 2020 and health care providers were struggling to find treatments for patients fighting this new and deadly […]

KL2 Alumnus Maximizes ICTS Options to Gain Skills for Dual Career as Researcher and ICU Clinician

In 2015 Kenneth Remy, MD, MHSc arrived in St. Louis to join the Washington University School of Medicine faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics and launched his lab studying the intersection of transfusion hematology and immune dysregulation. He was fresh off a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship in Bethesda, Maryland, gaining experience that […]

CTRFP Awardee Taps ICTS Resources to Advance Research on Non-Invasive Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Hong Chen, PhD

Trying to manage funding a lab while running a lab can be challenging for even the most experienced investigator. For Hong Chen, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, the ICTS provided invaluable assistance on […]

Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute utilizes WashU Translational Science Benefits Model to assess impact of research

Translational Science Benefits Model

The Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM), created by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is a framework public health and clinical scientists use to demonstrate the impact of their work in the real world. First published September 8, 2017 in Clinical and Translational Science, TSBM was inspired by the desire to […]

CTSA Working Group Advances Dissemination and Implementation Science

Ana Baumann, PhD

Provides ICTS Investigator Valuable Opportunity for Professional Development The CTSA program provides opportunities for hub members to come together and advance knowledge and progress around various topics. One way this is accomplished is through working groups. Working groups consider and develop solutions around a specific clinical and translational science issue and provide deliverables that fill […]

WashU Investigator Team Utilize ICTS Resources to Prepare for Successful R01 Grant Submission

Headshots of Jessica Mozersky and Sarah Hartz

Planning for your first R01 application can be daunting. Even for seasoned investigators, it takes time and requires sufficient preparation. Early-stage investigators can find needed support by utilizing resources from the ICTS throughout their grant submission process. Recently funded by the National Institute on Aging with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ICTS members, Sarah […]

KL2 Scholar Utilizes CTSA Resources to Advance MRSA Research

Breakthrough research is rarely accomplished in a vacuum. Years of training, time spent writing and countless hours coordinating resources is an inherent part of any researcher’s work on the path to a successful study. Such is the case for Stephanie Fritz, MD, MSCI, ICTS member and senior author of a new study on how the […]