Fall 2011 Newsletter

Director’s Corner

Robert Sherwin, MD

We’ve successfully navigated the renewal process for the second round of funding of the Clinical and Translational Science Award, and I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished during our first five years.

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YCCI Receives CTSA Renewal in Continued Support of Clinical and Translational Research

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The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation has been awarded $45.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to renew its five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) in support of clinical and translational research.

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YCCI Steps Up Efforts to Recruit Study Volunteers

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Recruiting volunteers to participate in clinical trials can be one of the most challenging aspects of clinical research. Studies show that only 10 percent of eligible persons participate in clinical trials in the United States, even though more than 70 percent who have participated are likely to do so again.

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New Informatics Infrastructure Combines Patient Care with Research Needs

Daniel Barchi, David Leffell, MD and Steven Schlossberg, MD

The School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital are investing in an IT infrastructure that will facilitate cutting-edge clinical and translational research and ease the administrative burden for investigators.

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New Center Brings Biostatistics under One Umbrella

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YCCI fosters interdisciplinary collaborations that have the potential to bring medical discoveries from the laboratory to the patient. One recent example of this effort is the newly established Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS), which is supported by the School of Public Health, YCCI and the Yale Cancer Center.

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Registering on clinicaltrials.gov

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By now researchers should be aware of a 2007 law that expanded the types of clinical trials that must be registered on clinicaltrials.gov, the federal registry established in 2000.

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YCCI Pilot and Training Funding Opportunities

  • The new Pilot and Scholar RFAs will be released later this fall. Check the YCCI website for details.
  • Just in Time Core Utilization Pilot applications are accepted on a rolling basis every two months. Details can be found on the YCCI website.

National Pilot Funding Opportunity (must be submitted through YCCI)

  • The CTSA Consortium is accepting submissions on a rolling basis for its Multi-Institutional Collaborative Translational Research Pilot award. Collaborative research projects between two or more CTSA institutions are eligible for translational research ranging from basic science to health practices and impact.

For more information, contact Frederic De Pourcq, YCCI Associate Director, Community Research and Engagement at 203.785.3482 or frederic.depourcq@yale.edu.

 
   


This publication was made possible by CTSA Grant Number UL1 RR024139 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NIH roadmap for Medical Research. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of NCRR or NIH.