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Professional Development

Professional Development

ITHS offers a variety of seminars and workshops which cover multiple topics and are intended to reach different members of the research team.

Professional Development for Research Coordinators

Professional Development for Research Coordinators

ITHS hosts learning opportunities throughout the year, encouraging research professionals of all levels of experience to network and engage with peers, exchange ideas, and hone professional skills.

Faculty Career Development Series

Faculty Career Development Series

The ITHS Career Development Series consist of lectures and workshops designed to provide junior faculty and investigators with tools, a forum for discussion, and learning opportunities to help advance their careers.

Team Science

ITHS Team Science education and training is offered to support the development, performance, and recognition of high functioning interdisciplinary research teams.

Clinical Research Boot Camp

Our Clinical Research Boot Camp is an annual workshop designed as an introduction for faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows to learn all that is involved in designing and managing a clinical trial.

CRISP: Clinical Research Intensive Summer Program

CRISP is a 3-week long program that will provide physician clinical investigators with hands-on experience and key clinical research skills to accelerate their career development.

Pre-Screening 101 Training

This training module is designed to explore a research recruitment tool by using REDCap to build a pre-screening survey or registry.

Mar
7
Thu
Strategies to Identify and Engage with Community Partners @ Online Event
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Description

Join us for an engaging seminar where you’ll gain skills for integrating community engagement in your research. By the end of the seminar, you’ll be equipped to apply effective strategies in initiating meaningful partnerships with the community, explore valuable ITHS resources designed to support researchers interested in community-engaged research, and learn to apply best practices when engaging community partners.

This event is the sixth session in the Team Science Seminar Series 2023–2024.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply effective strategies for initiating meaningful partnerships with the community.
  2. Discover ITHS resources supporting researchers interested in community-engaged research.
  3. Apply best practices for engaging community partners in research initiatives.

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About the Speaker

Maggie Ramirez, PhD, MS, is the William L. Dowling Endowed Professor in Health Administration at the University of Washington School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health. She has a background in human-centered design and health services research. Dr. Ramirez is interested in the inclusion of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other community stakeholders in the research process to accelerate adoption of evidence-based care and eliminate disparities. She is a faculty member in the ITHS Community Engagement program where she supports initiatives to facilitate community-academic research partnerships in the WWAMI region.

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Pacific Northwest Regional Resources for Biomedical Entrepreneurs @ Online Event
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biomedical Innovation Fireside Chats

Session 4: Pacific Northwest Regional Resources for Biomedical Entrepreneurs

Join regional program leaders for virtual “fireside chats” with biomedical entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts. Conversations are aimed at early-stage academic innovators who need to quickly learn the essentials. Events will be held over Zoom and recorded. Learn more about the series and the rest of the sessions here.

Topics for discussion in the session will include:

  • Academic Programs
  • Accelerators & Incubators
  • Advisors
  • Competitions

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About the Host

Michaele Armstrong, PhD, MBA, is the associate director of sp3nw, an early-stage, life science incubator launched by WSU Health Sciences Spokane. At sp3nw, Michaele mentors startup entrepreneurs and leads ecosystem/economic development through the Flexible Infrastructure for Resilient Entrepreneurship (FIRE) program. Her experience includes small business ownership, 15+ years of bench and clinical research, IRB service, technology transfer and commercialization, biotech business consulting, and life science trade association engagements. She is currently a board member of Evergreen Bioscience Innovation, participates in Leadership Spokane training, and is earning her instrument certificate for her pilot’s license.

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Apr
4
Thu
Regulatory Strategy @ Online Event
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biomedical Innovation Fireside Chats

Session 5: Regulatory Strategy

Join regional program leaders for virtual “fireside chats” with biomedical entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts. Conversations are aimed at early-stage academic innovators who need to quickly learn the essentials. Events will be held over Zoom and recorded. Learn more about the series and the rest of the sessions here.

Topics for discussion in this session will include:

  • FDA Regulations
  • Devices, Therapeutics, Diagnostics & Digital Health Tools
  • Safety & Efficacy

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About the Host

Joshua Kim, MS, is a BRAMS alum and affiliated assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. He has a diverse background in Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs in Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industries. Currently, he is the senior regulatory affairs specialist in Boston Scientific’s Peripheral Intervention Division as well as a regulatory representative for the Emerging Therapies Group. In his spare time, he consults on regulatory affairs and quality system matters through V Scale Consulting LLC.

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Apr
18
Thu
Medical Product Development @ Online Event
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biomedical Innovation Fireside Chats

Session 6: Medical Product Development

Join regional program leaders for virtual “fireside chats” with biomedical entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts. Conversations are aimed at early-stage academic innovators who need to quickly learn the essentials. Events will be held over Zoom and recorded. Learn more about the series and the rest of the sessions here.

Topics for discussion in this session will include:

  • Medical Devices
  • Intended Use
  • FDA Classes
  • GMP Manufacturing and Quality Systems

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About the Host

Teddy Johnson, PE, MBA, joined the healthcare community over 25 years ago, after graduating from Stanford University’s mechanical engineering program. Since then, he has served start-up and Fortune 500 companies in research, design, clinical, marketing, and sales leadership roles; developing imaging, interventional, surgical, and pharmaceutical products. Along the way, Teddy earned his MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School. With hard work, good judgment, and a little luck, Teddy has celebrated 2 IPO’s and 4 acquisitions, while earning numerous patents and commercializing dozens of new products worldwide. As a way of fostering innovation, Teddy teaches in the STEM and Biomedical Regulatory Affairs Master of Science (BRAMS) Programs at the University of Washington, serves as Director of Technology Development for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences and WE-REACH, and mentors startup CEOs in Seattle and the Silicon Valley.

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May
2
Thu
Therapeutic Product Development @ Online Event
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biomedical Innovation Fireside Chats

Session 7: Therapeutic Product Development

Join regional program leaders for virtual “fireside chats” with biomedical entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts. Conversations are aimed at early-stage academic innovators who need to quickly learn the essentials. Events will be held over Zoom and recorded. Learn more about the series and the rest of the sessions here.

Topics for discussion in this final session of the series will include:

  • Target Product Profile
  • Preclinical Requirements
  • Clinical Study Design
  • GMP Manufacturing

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About the Host

Lynn Rose, PhD, is an affiliate Associate Professor in the University of Washington School of Pharmacy (SOP), where she maintains faculty positions with the SOP Master in Science in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs and the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS).  She has extensive experience in the development of biomedical products, gained in both industry and academic settings.  In previous positions she has had direct responsibility for preclinical, clinical, and regulatory programs across multiple therapeutic areas and product types.  This experience included participation on multiple drug development teams, four of which resulted in marketed products in the US and EU.  She is skilled at critical review of biomedical product concepts, clinical protocols, development of regulatory strategies, and the management of regulatory submissions to federal authorities.  In addition to sharing her regulatory experience with students of biomedical regulatory affairs,  Dr. Rose is also a founding member of the ITHS Drug and Device Advisory Committee (DDAC), which advises investigators on issues related to the regulatory requirements for product development.  This unique combination of experiences is the basis for her role within the ITHS Technology Development Service Center where she advises academic investigators on their regulatory options and strategy.

Dr. Rose’s primary basic and clinical research experience is in the field of immunology, with emphasis on autoimmunity, infectious disease and immune-oncology.

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