ICTS Pilot Funding Drives Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases

ICTS Pilot Funding Drives Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases
Since the inception of the ICTS in 2007, pilot funding opportunities have provided investigators with support for promising and innovative translational research. Frequently, this pilot funding begets research and novel findings that assist investigators in applying for additional grant mechanisms. In 2019, Guoyan Zhao, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University […]

Spotlight on Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI (Links to an external site)

Spotlight on Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI
As an undergraduate double major in English and Biology, Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, might have had a hard time predicting her eventual career path. But, during her first semester in medical school, Kwon admitted she was “bit by the proverbial microbiology bug”.  “I was truly fascinated by these organisms,” recalls Kwon. “And I knew immediately that […]

ICTS investigator advances research into noise-induced hearing loss

ICTS investigator advances research into noise-induced hearing loss
Humans evolved in a relatively quiet landscape, without natural selection for protection from acoustic trauma. In today’s increasingly loud industrialized world, exposure to noise affects us all, and life is only getting louder. According to findings from the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), nearly one in four of US adults aged 20-69 years […]

ICTS Core Provides Foundation for Unprecedented Pediatric COVID Collaboration

ICTS Core Provides Foundation for Unprecedented Pediatric COVID Collaboration
The Washington University Pediatric and Adolescent Research Consortium (WU PAARC), a practice-based research network of community pediatric healthcare providers, has been an integral part of the ICTS since the inception of the CTSA program at Washington University in 2007. As a core of the ICTS and a part of the Integrating Special Populations function, WU […]