Week of September 19, 2016
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US Department of Health & Human Services Takes Steps to Provide More Information About Clinical Trials to the Public



On Friday, September 16, in an effort to make information about clinical trials widely available to the public, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule specifying requirements for registering and reporting summary results information to ClinicalTrials.gov. The new rule expands the legal requirements for submitting registration and results information for certain clinical trials involving US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated drug, biological and device products to ClinicalTrials.gov.

At the same time, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a complementary policy for registering and submitting summary results information to ClinicalTrials.gov for all NIH-funded clinical trials, including those not subject to the final rule. These actions are important steps to honor our commitments to clinical trial participants to share the knowledge gained from their participation in order to achieve the greatest benefit to human health.  

Since many of you are likely to be affected by these changes, we encourage you to read the NIH news release along with related materials (including a summary) to learn more about these important developments. 
 

Sign Up Today for the One Health Workshop on October 4

 
Interested in integrating human, animal, and environmental health? Want to meet collaborators and develop grant proposals? Join Tufts CTSI for a One Health Workshop on Tuesday, October 4, 9:00AM-1:45PM at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Rachel's Amphitheater (1 Kneeland Street, 15th Floor, Boston). A live webcast will also be available. The link to the webcast will only be available to people who register for the event.

The workshop will help project teams develop proposals for future grant submission, including:
  • Development of a Safe, Inexpensive, Easily Administered EHEC Vaccine for Cattle
    Project team: John Leong, MD, PhD; Abraham L. Sonenshein, PhD; Saul Tzipori, DVM, PhD, DSc
  • A Novel Approach to Asthma Therapy: Decreasing Airway Smooth Muscle Mass – A One Health Approach Using Naturally Occuring Models of Disease in the Horse and Cat
    Project team: Melissa R. Mazan, DVM; Heber Nielsen, MD
  • Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control: Sharing Approaches from Tufts Medical Center and the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Effects of the Human Microbiota Due to Pet Antimicrobial Therapy
    Project team: Shira Doron, MD; Kirthana R. Beaulac, PharmD; Tine Vindenes, MD; Annie Wayne, DVM
  • Cohabitation with Production Animals, Gut Microbiota, and Stunting in Children
    Project team: Janet Forrester, PhD; Honorine Ward, MD; Marieke Rosenbaum, DVM
To attend, please register here by Friday, September 30.


Junior Faculty Career Development Forum Members Announced


Congratulations to the 29 junior faculty members chosen to participate in the 2016-2017 Junior Faculty Research Career Development Forum. They will meet monthly to discuss research activities such as specific aims, grant applications, grant re-submissions, and manuscript preparation and revision.

Forum members represent Tufts CTSI partner institutions including Brandeis University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Maine Medical Center, Northeastern University, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine.
 

Medford Phone Office Hours Start September 30


Are you a faculty member on the Tufts University campus in Medford? Starting on September 30, Tufts CTSI's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center will offer phone office hours for help with study design, statistics, or scientific rigor and transparency every Friday from noon-1:00PM.

To request a phone consultation, please email info@tuftsctsi.org with:
  • Your name, title, and department
  • Your phone number
  • A brief description of your project
  • A short summary of your question(s). 
We will respond with the time you can expect our call.

Located in Boston? Come to a Drop-in Session, every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00AM at 35 Kneeland Street, 10th Floor. Drop-in Sessions also include assistance with research process improvement and REDCap.

Deadline This Friday!

Have you submitted your Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply for Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program funding? Don't delay. Review the Request for Applications, then submit your LOI by 5:00PM this Friday, September 23

Seminars, Drop-in Sessions, & Events


Please click on the links below for event information and registration. To view all upcoming Tufts CTSI events, visit our calendar.
 
Monday
9/19
Tuesday
9/20
Wednesday
9/21
Thursday
9/22
Friday
9/23
                                               BERD Center
Drop-in Session

8:00-9:00AM
35 Kneeland St.
10th Floor
Boston
                         Deadline:
5:00PM
Letters of Intent
due

for Pilot Studies
Program
Monday
9/26
Tuesday
9/27
Wednesday
9/28
Thursday
9/29
Friday
9/30
    BERD Center
Drop-in Session

8:00-9:00AM
35 Kneeland St.
10th Floor
Boston

Seminar:
Stakeholder
Engagement in 
Patient-Centered
Comparative
Effectiveness
Research

9:30-11AM
Sackler 114
Or via webcast
   
Monday
10/3
Tuesday
10/4
Wednesday
10/5
Thursday
10/6
Friday
10/7
  One Health
Workshop

9:00AM-1:45PM
Tufts Dental
Rachel's
Amphitheater
1 Kneeland St.
15th Floor
Boston
Or via webcast
BERD Center
Drop-in Session

8:00-9:00AM
35 Kneeland St.
10th Floor
Boston
   

How Can We Help You?

Looking for a collaborator or mentor? Need assistance with study design, statistical analysis, or clinical trials? Want to consult with an expert on patient-centered outcomes research, community engagement, comparative effectiveness research or One Health?

Tufts CTSI is ready to help! To get started, use our online request form. Once we receive your request, we'll get back to you within two business days. 

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Please help to ensure the future of clinical and translational research at Tufts.
Cite the NIH CTSA award any time you use Tufts CTSI resources, services, and facilities:

UL1TR001064


For more information, visit our How to Cite Tufts CTSI web page.
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