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About ITHS

About ITHS

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences is dedicated to speeding science to the clinic for the benefit of patients and communities throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.

Research Services

Research Services

ITHS offers resources to researchers that increase the speed at which scientific discoveries can be translated into treatments that improve health outcomes for patients and communities.

Education & Training

The ITHS Education Program supports investigators and scholars through the development and maintenance of curriculum and career development education.

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Educational Program Graduates

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ITHS Supported Publications

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Upcoming Events

  • The NIH has awarded $15M in funding to further their Tissue Chip Drug Screening program, which was launched by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) in 2012. Jonathan Himmalfarb, MD, Director of the Kidney Research Institute and UW Professor of Medicine, received one of these exciting awards in the amount of $1.2M to study a Microphysiological System for Kidney Disease Modeling and Drug Efficacy Testing....

  • The ITHS Education Program supports investigators, graduate students, and scholars, through training opportunities and mentored career development. Applications have just opened for our three structured career development programs...

  • Action tags are a handy feature of REDCap in which a specific action can be applied to one or more variables on data entry forms and survey pages. For example, the @HIDDEN action tag allows you to hide a certain field in your data collection instrument or survey. This feature can be used in a number of exciting ways....

  • This article is an announcement from the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE). On Tuesday, August 22, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education announced the University of Washington Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE) as the......

  • In 2013, Kenneth Cornell, PhD, an associate professor of biochemistry at Boise State University, received an ITHS small pilot award of $10,000 in order to research novel antibiotics to treat Giardia intestinalis infections. This past spring, Dr. Cornell was awarded additional funding by the National Institutes of Health in order to continue his path toward discovering new treatments for this disease....

  • One of the biggest challenges for the medical research community today is how to involve and engage patients as partners in research processes and clinical trial development. “It is a new skillset for researchers,” says Danielle Lavallee, PharmD, PhD, and an expert in patient engagement. “It is really about involving people who haven’t traditionally been part of the team.” Part of the difficulty is the novelty for both patients and researchers. ...

Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Fri
11:30 am Ideation: A fresh approach to br... @ UW Health Sciences Library 2nd Floor, Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL)
Ideation: A fresh approach to br... @ UW Health Sciences Library 2nd Floor, Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL)
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Ideation: A fresh approach to brainstorming new ideas @ UW Health Sciences Library 2nd Floor, Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) | Seattle | Washington | United States
From where do research ideas come, and how can we get more of them? In this event we’ll review some of the theories and their evidence, and also have our own “conversation of possibility” to try out some popular brainstorming techniques. Perhaps you will leave...
Oct
2
Mon
7:30 am Integrated Empowerment-Based Att... @ HUB Room 214
Integrated Empowerment-Based Att... @ HUB Room 214
Oct 2 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Integrated Empowerment-Based Attention Model for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes @ HUB Room 214 | Seattle | Washington | United States
Guest Speaker: Dr. David Kershenobich Dr. Kershenobich graduated from the School of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1963. He received further training from the Royal Free Hospital , specializing in Hepatology. He currently serves as the General Director of the National...
Oct
3
Tue
10:00 am Introduction to REDCap @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
Introduction to REDCap @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The introductory class is offered monthly and is geared towards new or novice users of the REDCap system. However, people who want a refresher course are welcome to attend. Learn more about this class. The Pacific Room (Room T229) is located on the lower level...
1:00 pm Life Science Washington: PhD Stu... @ Agora Conference Center
Life Science Washington: PhD Stu... @ Agora Conference Center
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Life Science Washington for a free half-day workshop presented by Randall Ribaudo, PhD of SciPhd Programs. Come learn about: The Business of Science Career Opportunities for PhDs Your Scientific, Business and Social Identities Translating Your Accomplishments into Business Language Building and Marketing Your Brand...
Oct
4
Wed
2:00 pm Foundation Funding for Early Car... @ Gerberding Hall 142
Foundation Funding for Early Car... @ Gerberding Hall 142
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This workshop is offered by The Office of Research & Corporate and Foundation Relations. The workshop will cover: The focus of early career awards, how they differ from other funding opportunities and from each other Funding opportunities designed to help faculty launch their careers Packard Fellowships...
Oct
10
Tue
10:00 am REDCap Advanced Class – Best Pra... @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
REDCap Advanced Class – Best Pra... @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The topics covered in this class include: User Rights Management Randomization Amalga-REDCap Bridge (the focus will lie on the usage of the bridge, not the technical details) Dynamic SQL Link Best Practices Study Design Form Design Branching Logic Surveys Learn more about this class. The...
Oct
12
Thu
12:00 pm What I Said and What I Meant: Cr... @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, E130A&B
What I Said and What I Meant: Cr... @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, E130A&B
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
What I Said and What I Meant: Cross Cultural Communication @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, E130A&B | Seattle | Washington | United States
Humans communicate on many levels. We have cultural identities and experiences which increase the probability of miscommunications. What I Said and What I Meant: Cross Cultural Communication is part one of a two-part series intended to include presentations on theory and models, interactive and reflective...

Cite ITHSThe Institute is supported by grants UL1 TR002319, KL2 TR002317, and TL1 TR002318 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).

Please help us continue to support your research by citing our grant number(s) in publications we supported.