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April 2024
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Upcoming Events

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Apr 17th 2024

12:00pm EDT


Multi-Site EFIC Research: Perspectives from the SIRB & Lead Study Team

Lisa Rigtrup, BS, CIP,  Kammy Jacobsen,  Lindsey Martineau  &  Ryane Sorenson

Serving as the lead study team for multi-site research with an Exception from Informed Consent (EFIC) waiver can be a challenging prospect, even for the most seasoned researcher. The University of Utah IRB and Utah Data Coordinating Center will join us to discuss their experiences collaborating to launch EFIC research at sites across the country using single IRB (SIRB) oversight. The presenters will discuss innovations, lessons learned, and experiences from the perspective of the SIRB staff, IRB board members, and lead study coordinators related to the SIRB review and participating site startup process for EFIC research.


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May 2nd 2024

4:00pm – 6:00 pm

NIH Proposal Development Training Series Spring 2024



This 6-week series contains sessions which are about 1 1/2- 2 hours one day per week. Sessions will contain pre-recorded informational videos created by Peg Atkinsson, PhD.  The sessions will be moderated by iTHRIV team members with time for questions and discussion after each video segment.   Outlines for note taking will be provided for each session as the videos and slides CANNOT be provided.

REGISTER NOW For the Spring 2024 Series beginning May 2nd, 2024! See our flyer.

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May 6th 2024

12:00pm EDT



Paying Participants in Research: Time to Move Forward…

Neal Dickert, MD, PhD

Dr. Dickert will discuss practical and ethical considerations related to paying research participants for participation. In particular, he will discuss available data that suggest many traditional concerns about payment are not grounded in evidence, address the potential for payment to function differently in different research contexts, and consider the potential role of payment in addressing rather than exacerbating concerns about distributive justice.




May 10th 2024


A Day In The Life Of A Clinical Research Team... Photo Contest

In celebration of International Clinical Trials Day, iTHRIV recognizes the extraordinary contributions of our Clinical  research Professionals who facilitate innovative research! iTHRIV will award a cookie break to the CRC team with the best photo depicting ‘a day in the life of a clinical research team’. Clinical research teams are invited to submit one team photo to by Friday, May 10th, 2024, for a chance to win a cookie platter delivered to your workplace.

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May 15th 2024

12:00pm EDT



Equipping researchers to overcome recruitment challenges: An institution’s programmatic response to the voice of its research community

Meredith Zauflik, MPA  &  Kitt Swartz, MPH

This webinar will discuss how the recruitment program of Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), the CTSA at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), focused its programmatic development in response to the researcher’s voice. How they engaged the research community through surveys, interviews, and ongoing interaction with the research team community to identify the experiences, challenges, needs and culture of recruitment at the institution. The services that were developed and offered, based on results and findings, included consultations, guidance materials, and educational seminars. Additionally, OCTRI Recruitment will discuss the outcomes of these initiatives, along with the lessons learned of trying to measure the impact a program can have on recruitment.


May 20th, 2024

9:30 AM to 7:30 PM EDT

Alumni Hall 


2024 Postdoctoral Research Symposium: Unifying the UVA Postdoc Community 

Join the postdocs for interdisciplinary talks, lighting talk competition, keynote presentation, and networking opportunities.

The Symposium Planning Team strongly encourages all interested attendees to register for the event. This will ensure you receive all of the corresponding information and logistics.


May 21-23, 2024

Charlottesville, VA 

UVA Brain Symposium 2024

Registration is now open!

Join us on May 21-23 for the 2024 University of Virginia Brain Symposium at the new Contemplative Commons building for research talks from internationally recognized leaders in neuroscience, a poster session, networking events, & other educational opportunities. 

Event registration is free & open to all attendees. Advance registration is required.



Registration will close on May 3rd



June 16th to 20th, 2024 (Virtual Microlabs: May 3 / May 17/ May 31)

2024 Biomedical Data Science Innovation Lab topic: Building Partnerships for Generative AI Training in Biomedical and Clinical Research.

Bahia Resort Hotel, Sand Diego, California


The goal of the 2024 Biomedical Data Science Innovation Lab (BDSIL) is to foster the formation of new interdisciplinary collaborations, which will generate creative strategies on the use of data science approaches for creating new strategic partnerships between AI developers, biomedical researchers, and educators. The Lab is designed as an extended, exciting, hybrid program of online team-building activities, a series of scientific and mentor presentations, and lectures by guest speakers, all culminating in a five-day in-person intensive event. In addition, it is an all-expenses-paid experience. Click here for more information. 


August 5-9, 2024 In-person event

NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute 2024

Application deadline March 14, 2024, 5:00 p.m. ET. Apply Today!

NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD


NIMHD’s Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) supports the career development of promising early-career minority health and health disparities research scientists, and stimulates research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. Applications will only be accepted from individuals who meet NIH’s early-stage investigator (ESI) eligibility criteria.

The HDRI features lectures on minority health and health disparities research, small group discussions, mock grant review, and seminars. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet with NIH scientific staff engaged in related health disparities research across the various NIH Institutes and Centers.

How to apply: NIMHD HDRI: Health Disparities Research Institute (

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August 20th, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 PM 


Voices in Clinical Translational Science Series - "Machine Learning: Endless Possibilities"

Dr. Hoda Eldardiry

The Voices in Clinical & Translational Science series serves as a platform to lift underrepresented voices in research across the iTHRIV partnership with a focus on promoting dialogue and encouraging team science. This seminar series is aimed at amplifying diverse perspectives in clinical and translational research to foster innovation and an inclusive environment. Presenters will share their science and also their lived experience as an underrepresented person in research. It is our hope that listeners will be called to listen more deeply to one another, and to seek new opportunities to broaden their own research in our shared quest to improve the health of our communities in Virginia and beyond.

This session (August 20th, 2024 1-2 pm ) is presented by Dr. Hoda Eldardiry from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

You will receive a link to attend the virtual Zoom event after you complete the registration below.



September 30 to October 1st, 2024

Abingdon, Virginia

2024 Appalachian Translational Research Network Annual Summit Meeting: Navigating the Changing Health Landscape in Appalachia

This summit meeting will be about addressing the significant health challenges and disparities specific to Appalachia. Please visit the ATRN for upcoming details and registration. 

ATRN Website 

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