The winter schedule for the Advance-CTR Seminar Series is below. Seminars are available to attend in person, or watch remotely via Zoom

Winter 2019 Seminar Series: 

January 10, 2019 Rhode Island Hospital, George Auditorium

Megan Ranney, MD; Francesca Beaudoin, MD, PhD; Brandon Marshall, PhD; and Elizabeth Samuels, MD:  "ED Smart Notifications: Real-time Predictive Modeling of At-Risk Emergency Department Patients"


Annie Gjelsvik, PhD, and Adam Sullivan, PhD: "Translating an Area-Based Socio-Economic Deprivation Index into Clinical Practice​"

February 14, 2019

Warren Alpert Medical School, Room 280

12-1 p.m.

Michael Paradiso, PhD, and Michael E. Migliori, MD: "Development of a Visual Prosthetic for the Blind"


Ou Chen, PhD, and Steven Toms, MD: "Development of Surface Enhanced Resonance Raman Spectroscopy Nanoprobes to IL13R2α for Specific Labelling of Glioma"


Register to watch remotely

March 14, 2019

Butler Hospital, Ray Hall, Room 1

See map


Park in Lot B and follow Path 4 (use the sidewalk next to the huge smokestack and go across the street; Ray Hall will be in front of you).  Room 1 is a side room on the first floor and is labeled. 

Presentations TBA. 

Fall 2018 Seminar Series: 

September 13, 2018

University of Rhode Island

Ashley Buchanan, DrPH, and Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD: "New Methods to Evaluate the Effects of Opioids in Provider-Based Networks"


Diane DiTomasso, PhD, RN: "Post-Partum Mothers' Experiences with Newborn Weight Checks in the Home"

October 11, 2018

Rhode Island Quality Institute 

Shira Dunsiger, PhD, and Beth Bock, PhD: "Exploring Second-to-Second Exercise Intensity and Disease Risk Outcomes"


Thomas Serre, PhD: "Automating Pathology with Deep Learning" 

November 8, 2018

Women and Infants Hospital                                                      

Mari Mori, MD, and Ece Uzun, PhD: "Identification of Gene Pathway Involved in Phenotype Modification of Pompe Disease"


Cara Mathews, MD: "Anti-Angiogenic Therapy in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer and other GYN Malignancies"

December 13, 2018

Brown School of Public Health 

Karen Bulock, PhD: "Brown Biomedical Innovations to Impact: A Translational Commercial Development Program for Brown Biomedical Technologies"


Judy Kimberly, PhD: "Evaluation Is Dating, Burgers, and Spaghetti Sauce"

About the Advance-CTR Seminar Series: 

The Advance-CTR Seminar Series gives Pilot Projects recipients, Mentored Research scholars and other clinical and translational researchers the opportunity to present their work and progress in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting. 

This monthly series allows participants to present work at all stages, whether it is early on, as their research progresses, or when they are nearing publication. Presentations, followed by feedback, allows presenters the opportunity to refine and strengthen their research progress. The Seminar Series is also available to stream live every month for those who cannot attend in person.