The Advance-CTR Translational Research Seminar Series showcases clinical and translational research from across Rhode Island. Presentations, followed by feedback, allow presenters the opportunity to refine and strengthen their research. Seminars are held on the first Thursday of the month at rotating partner locations. They are also available watch remotely via Zoom

Fall 2019 Seminar Series: 



  • Lauren Connell Bohlen, PhD: "Improving the Translation and Dissemination of Technology-Delivered Physical Activity Interventions through Perspectives of Users, Stakeholders, and Researchers"

  • Vanessa Harwood, PhD, and Alisa Baron, PhD: "Neurobiological Markers of Language and Literacy in Low SES Bilingual Children"

Details: Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 12-1 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island Higgins Welcome Center, Anchor Room. Watch online.



  • Sarah Thomas, PhD: "Cognitive Flexibility and Reward Motivation in Adolescent Cannabis Use: An Investigation of Neurobehavioral Mechanisms and Intrinsic Resting State Connectivity"
  • Philip Haines, MD, MPH, and Tracey Taveira, PharmD: "Post-Hospitalization Community Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management for Heart Failure"

Details: Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 12-1 p.m. at Women and Infants Hospital South Pavilion, Auditorium 1. Watch online.