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When, in whom, and how to lower cholesterol are long-standing questions. But this summer, new findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) brought to light evidence that it is reasonable and cost-effective to use a cardiovascular risk score to make a decision...

Finding enough time to dedicate to research pursuits can be a challenge for any junior faculty member. After fulfilling teaching and clinical responsibilities, free periods of time left for research are often few and far between. The Institute of Translational Health Sciences’ KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research...

Medications are often difficult to code in REDCap surveys due to variations in spelling, brand and substance names, dosing, and delivery routes. This variability poses challenges to research teams trying to accurately capture and code participants’ medications in a consistent way. To address these issues, REDCap...

Babies born with oral clefts, in particular cleft palates, can face significant feeding challenges because their craniofacial anomaly typically makes it impossible to extract milk from a mother’s breast or from a bottle. Preterm infants face similar challenges as they are often developmentally immature and...

Efforts to improve the cardiovascular health of patients received a recent boost with the funding of Healthy Hearts Northwest, a three-year, $13.7 million grant that was awarded to the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Group Health Research Institute. The grant, which was awarded...

The ITHS Networking to Enhance Development program is planning its 2016 events. We gathered ideas for session topics from the 2015 Annual Conference survey, and we also welcome other ideas. We want to hear from you! Are you or someone you know be interested in presenting...

Once a REDCap project is moved to production mode, any changes to variable or forms require the approval of the REDCap Administrator. The purpose of this approval step is to prevent accidental data loss or corruption of your data set. Most change requests are quickly approved...

Several researchers may claim that their cool scientific findings could someday help patients, but none quite as literally as Dr. Rai D’Ambrosio, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. D’Ambrosio’s research on cooling the brain to prevent epileptic...

Efforts to expand translational health research across the five-state WWAMI region received a recent boost with the award of six pilot grants by the Institute of Translational Health Sciences to academic investigators collaborating with regional clinical research networks. The two-year awards, each for $13,000, seek...

REDCap has the ability to conduct a number of different calculations based on the entered data. A calculation could be as simple as calculating Body Mass Index or more complex like determining how old somebody is based on their birthday and today’s date. However, these calculations...

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