We’re adapting our operations, funding deadlines, and more to continue to serving you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks for your patience as we work to bring everything that can be virtual online.  

Here’s a running list of updates to our services and educational programming, as well as events that have been cancelled or will be rescheduled. Stay safe and healthy! 

All ITM Educational Programming and ITM Meetings Are Going Virtual
We’re putting our Zoom accounts to good use. 
Be on the lookout for these meeting links as programming goes virtual. 
Contact Tom Fields with any questions.

 

The New Normal™

The New Normal™ matchmaking tool will still go live internally for researchers and study teams this spring. The New Normal™ campaign, public launch, and events will be postponed until fall 2020. Stay tuned for scheduling updates and sign up here to get the latest New Normal™ news straight to your inbox.

ACCOuNT Pilot Program
The ITM and partner Northwestern University’s African American Pharmacogenomic Consortium Network Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (ACCOuNT TCC) Pilot Program application deadline is extended to April 11.

Click Here to Learn More.

 

Essentials of Patient-Oriented Research Course
The Essentials of Patient-Oriented Research (EPOR) course will be held online via Zoom on Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The course begins on April 9 and runs for nine weeks. Participants will receive a link to the course e-book after registering. 

Register for EPOR by April 2 to receive a certificate of completion. 
Contact Tom Fields with any questions.   

Click Here to Register for EPOR

 

Pathobiology of Disease Seminars
The ITM and UChicago Department of Pathology’s Pathobiology of Disease seminars are canceled until further notice.

 

TRIO Studios
The ITM’s Trial Recruitment Innovation Office (TRIO) studios will be held online via Zoom.
Contact Sherry Robison with any questions.

Click Here to Learn More. 

 

Clinical Research Center (CRC)
The ITM’s Clinical Research Center (CRC) is following UChicago BSD protocol through the Office of Clinical Research. All non-essential research visits (for example, visits that don’t involve giving ongoing doses of medicine) are cancelled through the end of April.

If your study team has essential visits before May 1 that are not yet on the CRC schedule, contact Kathy Reilly to discuss your needs.

 

Community Advisory Review Council
The ITM’s Community Advisory Review Council (CARC) meetings will be held online via Zoom.
Contact Deb Burnet with any questions.

 

ITM Pilot Awards
Letters of intent for the next cycle of ITM Pilot Awards are now due on April 26, 2020.

Click Here to View the Updated Timelines

 

Chicago CTSA Career Symposium (K Day)
The 2020 Chicago CTSA Career Symposium scheduled for March 23 is being postponed.
Stay tuned for rescheduling updates.

 

Translational Science 2020
The in-person Translational Science 2020 conference on April 14-17 is canceled.
Stay tuned for possible online alternatives to the in-person event.

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2020 EQuaTR Conference
The in-person 2020 Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research Workforce (EQuaTR) conference on April 30 is canceled.
Stay tuned for possible online alternatives to the in-person event. 

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2020 Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training Application Deadline
The Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT), hosted by ITM partner the UChicago Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHESS), is an introduction to outcomes research for fellows and junior faculty.
The application deadline is extended to April 20. Late applications will also be accepted. 

Click Here to Submit Your Application
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TL1 Programming
TL1 trainee programs, hosted by ITM partner the UChicago Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHESS), are on hold. Stay tuned for online alternatives and rescheduling updates.

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Outcomes Research Workshop
The Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW), hosted by ITM partner the UChicago Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHESS), is on hold. Stay tuned for online alternatives and rescheduling updates.

Click Here to Learn More

 

About the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM)
The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) helps you live your best life by making research breakthroughs happen and getting those discoveries into the real world to improve your health as soon as possible.

The ITM is a partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech)Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University HealthSystem that’s fueled by about $35 million in grants from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program.

We’re part of a network of more than 55 CTSA Program-supported hubs across the country working to slash the time it takes to develop and share new treatments and health approaches. We work with you and for you to make participating in health research easy, so that together we improve health care for all.

Join the movement and learn more about how we help researchers, physicians, community members, industry, government organizations, and others. Visit us at chicagoitm.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn @ChicagoITM.

This project is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through Grant Numbers 5UL1TR002389-02, 5KL2TR002387-02, and 5TL1TR002388-02that fund the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.