Announcements:

April 21, 2022:

iTHRIV researchers will present two posters at this year's Association of Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) meeting.

  • Bart Ragon will present Assessment of Learning Modules Promoting Team Science Practices to the Translational Scientist

  • Ethan Assefa will present Stroke and COVID Population: A Health Equity Analysis

CHECK BACK SOON! POSTERS WILL BE ADDED AFTER THE CONFERENCE

April 14, 2022:

Bart Ragon, iTHRIV's Manager for Strategic Development has been named Director of UVA's Claude Moore Health Sciences Library: Read the statement from Craig Kent, CEO of UVA Health

April 1, 2022:

Watch the video to find out more about the I-Corps@NCATS Short Course!

April 1, 2022

Congratulations to iTHRIV Scholar Kazlin Mason on receiving the American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association's Emerging Leader Award! The Emerging Leader Award is given to an early career professional who exhibits exemplary accomplishment and dedication to the issues affecting people with cleft and craniofacial conditions.

March 22, 2022:

Did you miss Dr. Sula Mazimba's presentation “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Heart Failure: The State of the Road Towards Equitable Care”? It was recorded! Watch it here: https://bit.ly/3LzBjpn!

March 21, 2022:

Renowned dancer Lil Buck and others from “Memphis Jookin’: The Show,” visited the Embodied Brain Lab where iTHRIV Scholar Julia Basso and her team were able to record their brain activity and body physiology as they performed a variety of choreographed and improvised material. The artists visited the lab following a performance the previous day at the Moss Arts Center. 

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This award recognizes the outstanding achievements in the mentoring of future generations of researchers in the field of cerebrovascular disease. While the recipients are expected to be successful physician scientists, the award is specific to mentorship rather than scientific accomplishment. It emphasizes the training experiences and successes of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. The award acknowledges the successful development of mentees who will also go on to become independent physician scientists, ultimately shaping the future of the field. iTHRIV Principal Investigator, Karen Johnston MD, MSc says: “We could not be more excited and proud of Dr. Worrall for winning this international award.  Mentorship is a cornerstone of all of our iTHRIV programs and we are so fortunate to have great mentors like Dr. Worrall supporting the development of the next generation of clinical and translational researchers across Virginia.”

Date: 02/15/2022

iTHRIV KL-2 Co-Principal Investigator Honored with Mentorship Award at the 2022 International Stroke Conference

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) is thrilled to announce that iTHRIV KL2 Co-Principal Investigator, Bradford Worrall, MD, MSc has been awarded the Outstanding Stroke Research Mentor Award by the American Stroke Association at the 2022 International Stroke Conference (ISC). Dr. Worrall is a leader in the iTHRIV Scholars Training Program which is partially funded by the NIH – NCATS KL2TR003016.  Dr. Worrall leads the mentoring efforts for the Scholars program. Worrall remarked that he was “truly honored to receive this award" and that he has "been the beneficiary of phenomenal mentoring over the course of [his] career and [he] very much knows the importance of paying that forward.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Bradford Worrall, MD, MSc: Worrall is a Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences where he serves as the Vice-Chair for Clinical Research for the Department of Neurology and the division head for the vascular neurology division. Dr. Worrall is a founding member of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium, and serves as the deputy editor for the editorial education for the journal Neurology. His personal research centers on mechanisms, biomarkers, and risk factors for cerebrovascular disease.  

 

About The International Stroke Conference: The International Stroke Conference is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease and brain health.

 

About iTHRIV: iTHRIV is a cross-state translational research institute that combines the expertise of clinical translational biomedical researchers and data scientists to create infrastructure and investigator resources for using data to improve health across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Partner sites include the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic and Inova Health System. iTHRIV is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, under award UL1TR003015 and KL2TR003016.

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Dr. Worrall accepts the Outstanding Stroke Research Mentor Award at the 2022 International Stroke Conference

Date: 02/09/2022

For Immediate release:

 

N3C Domain Team, iTHRIV, enable UVA Med Student to present at ISC22

The Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) is pleased to highlight that UVA medical student Jackson Narrett, is presenting his stroke research results at the International Stroke Conference on Thursday February 10th.

 

This research has been performed in collaboration with the NIH NCATS National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Neuro Domain Team, led by a UVA team consisting of Dr. Andrew Southerland as well as iTHRIV’s own Dr. Donald Brown, Dr. Karen Johnston, and Johanna Loomba.

 

Narrett’s analysis suggests that the association between increased stroke severity and COVID-19 remained as stroke care utilization normalized. Further work will center on the interaction between COVID-19 illness severity and stroke severity.

 

About the Poster: Demographics, Characteristics, And Outcomes Of Stroke Patients With Concurrent Sars-cov-2 Infection From March 1, 2020 To February 28, 2020: An Analysis From The N3c Database [Board No. MP17] His presentation will be from 6:35PM-6:40PM (Central) on February 10

 

Authors: Jackson A. Narrett, Ethan D. Assefa, Arti Patel, Indika Mallawaarachchi, Johanna J Loomba, Sarah Ratcliffe, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Ofer Sadan, Emory, Atlanta, GA; Teshamae Monteith, Univ of Miami, Miami, FL; Bradford B Worrall, UVA HEALTH SYSTEM, Charlottesville, VA; Donald E Brown, Karen C Johnston, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Andrew M Southerland, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, VA

 

About The International Stroke Conference: The International Stroke Conference is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease and brain health.

 

About N3C Domain Teams: N3C Domain Teams enable researchers with shared interests to analyze data within the N3C Data Enclave and collaborate more efficiently in a team science environment. These teams provide an opportunity to collect pilot data for grant submissions, train algorithms on larger datasets, inform clinical trial design, learn how to use tools for large scale COVID-19 data, and validate results.

 

About iTHRIV: iTHRIV is a cross-state translational research institute that combines the expertise of clinical translational biomedical researchers and data scientists to create infrastructure and investigator resources for using data to improve health across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Partner sites include the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic and Inova Health System. iTHRIV is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, under award UL1TR003015.