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Translational Research Day in Boston to highlight One Health

Improving the health of people, animals, and the environment

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

BOSTON - Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will hold a Translational Research Day, open to the public, on Thursday, November 13. The event brings together researchers, clinicians, community partners, and the public to:

  • Hear about how researchers are learning to treat diseases that affect humans and animals. Speakers from Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Institute for the Environment, and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, including its Center for Animals and Public Policy, will share One Health research approaches and successes.

  • Connect with researchers and community partners during translational science poster sessions. Representatives from Tufts University schools and centers, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts CTSI partners, and community organizations involved with the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) program will present their research interests and results.

  • Learn about regulatory issues related to clinical trials. Researchers and their teams are invited to a panel discussion by experts from Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University. Topics will include Institutional Review Board approval, patient consent, contracts, and data safety.

  • Explore funding opportunities in research that address community-specific health issues (community engagement) and compare treatments to find what works best (comparative effectiveness).

The agenda for the day is available at http://www.tuftsctsi.org/Calendar/2014/11/13/Translational-Research-Day-2014.aspx. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

WHO: Researchers, clinicians, community partners, students, and members of the public

WHAT: Translational Research Day 2014

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

WHERE: Tufts University School of Medicine's Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston

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About Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Tufts CTSI, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported partnership among all the schools and hospitals of Tufts University, Northeastern University, Brandeis University, RAND, and healthcare industry and community organizations, was established in August 2008. Its purpose is to accelerate the translation of laboratory and medical research into clinical use, widespread medical practice, and into improved healthcare delivery and health policy. It connects people to research resources, consultation, and education, and fosters collaboration with scholars of all disciplines and with community members, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public. Tufts CTSI is currently funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, award number UL1TR001064.

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