The Advance-CTR Translational Research Seminar Series gives Pilot Projects recipients, Mentored Research scholars and other clinical and translational researchers the opportunity to present their work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting. Presentations, followed by feedback, allows presenters the opportunity to refine and strengthen their research progress.

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

Spring 2019 Seminar Series: 

May 9, 2019

Brown Molecular Medicine, 70 Ship Street, Room 107

12-1 p.m.

Nisanne Ghonem, PharmD, PhD: "An In Vivo Study of Treprostinil, a Prostacyclin Analog, in the Prevention of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury to the Kidney"

 

Kathryn Demos, PhD; Jessica Unick​, PhD; and David Williams, PhD: "Memory Bias of Affective Responses to Physical Activity: A Novel Intervention Target for Increasing Physical Activity"

 

Register to watch remotely

June 13, 2019

Providence VA Medical Center, Building 35 Conference Room

12-1 p.m.

Orestis Panagiotou, MD, PhD; and Tom Trikalinos, MD, PhD: "Computational Health Services Research to Identify Use of Low-Value Care in Rhode Island"

 

Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, PhD: "Medicare Advantage Plan Choice and Selection among Vulnerable Seniors"

 

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2018-2019 Seminars: 

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"

January 10, 2019 Rhode Island Hospital

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

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"

March 15, 2019  Butler Hospital 

Claire Blevins, PhD, and Ana Abrantes, PhD: "The Development of a Personalized, Real-time Intervention for Substance-Using Emerging Adults Leaving Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization"
 

Valentin Antoci, MD, PhD: "Modification of Orthopaedic Biomaterials with Osteolysis Inhibitors and Osteoconductive Peptides"

April 11, 2019 Brown Molecular Medicine

Hector Lopez-Vergara, PhD: "Towards Testing the Cross-Cultural Validity of Dual-Process Models of Alcohol Use"

 

Kirsten Langdon, PhD: "Novel Digital Health Intervention to Promote Engagement in and Adherence to Medication-Assisted Treatment"