RTRN e-Newsletter

Collaborative Solutions to Reduce Health Disparities

RTRN Launches Learning and Action Communities for Research (LACH)

The RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN) is preparing to launch the Learning and Action Communities for Research (LACH), to support a Community Engagement Collaboratory and Clinical Research Participant Registry. This project addresses RTRN aims to foster community engagement and Network readiness to engage clinicians and community stakeholders in multi-site clinical trials.


RTRN Research Coordinating Center Implementation Division introduces Research Up-close & Personal webinar Series

The RTRN Clinical Trials Network

The Cardiovascular and Related Diseases Cluster, led by Takashi Matsui, MD, PhD (University of Hawaii) and Georges Haddad, PhD (Howard University), has been working closely with Todd Seto, MD (University of Hawaii) and Rajesh Sachdeva, MD (Morehouse School of Medicine) on trying to establish an RTRN Clinical Trials Network focusing on cardiovascular diseases, tentatively named the Cardiovascular Collaborative Clinical Trials Network Task Force (C3TNT Force) will have the following features:


RTRN attends Howard University Team Science Symposium

Howard University Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) and Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (GHUCCTS) hosted the second Joint Team Science Symposium on April 12, 2016, at the American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C.


The President of the United States and the First Lady deliver the commencement address at Howard University and Jackson State University

Courtesy: Howard University Office of University Communications & Jackson State University Communications

Howard University and Jackson State University, Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as RCMI awardee-institutions, welcomed the United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as the commencement speakers for the graduating classes of 2016.

President Barack Obama addressed members of the 2016 graduating class of Howard University and challenged them to serve as “seeds of change” for social and political justice in America.


RCMI Professional Development Program at UPR Medical Sciences Campus

One of the activities sponsored by the Professional Development Program of the Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities (RCMI Grant MD-007600) provides support for faculty and graduate students’ professional development in research. Institutional funds are allocated to enable Medical Sciences Campus faculty and graduate students to learn new research techniques and/or develop collaborative relationships with senior scientists outside of Puerto Rico, especially in areas relevant to health disparities.


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UTEP Bioinformatics student Anastasia Kellogg awarded at Howard University Advancing Computational Biology Symposium

Submitted by: Theresa Valenzuela/UTEP RCMI Program Contributor

Bioinformatics Master’s candidate Anastasia Kellogg from the University of Texas at El Paso Bioinformatics program is well on her way to succeed in the prominent world of Bioinformatics. On April 8, 2016, Ana traveled to Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, to the Advancing Computational Biology Howard University Symposium. She received an award for her poster presentation on working on a USDA project grant entitled, “A Methodology for Identifying G-protein Coupled Receptors.”


Create and Update your Investigator Profile

RTRN Profiles is a research-networking and expertise-mining software tool that enables the discovery of research expertise within the RCMI community. Your profile is divided into several sections, including directory information, photo, awards and honors, narrative, and publications. You can upload a custom photo and also edit the content in the awards, narrative, and publications sections. Keywords are derived automatically from the PubMed articles listed with your profile. You cannot edit keywords directly, but you can improve this list by keeping your publications up to date.

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