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The Institute of Translational Health Sciences announced today the launch of the TRSP, a new career-development program for promising early-stage investigators. This program offers two years of high-quality, targeted, and structured career development for investigators from across the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and...

The University of Washington Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a resource within the Institute of Translational Health Sciences that provides clinical research space and support for investigators conducting research with human subjects. The goal of this update is to provide the local research community with...

Meeting clinical research enrollment goals involves deliberate planning, creativity, and hard work. Mike Donahue and Laura Ferrara, ITHS Research Coordinators, offer the following strategies for meeting study recruitment and retention goals: Research recruitment is marketing. Match the recruitment strategy and target tools to your population. Plan a...

Have you ever wanted to personalize your surveys to help increase your completion rate? If so, then you might want to try REDCap’s “Piping” feature. Piping allows you to display any entered variable, such as someone’s name, in that survey throughout the survey itself or in...

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences' REDCap Administrator, Bas de Veer, was among the more than 180 attendees at this year’s REDCap Annual Conference in Park City, Utah. REDCap, which was developed by Vanderbilt University, is a free, web-based application for Electronic Data Capture that...

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences announced today the launch of REDCap Offline, a new standalone version of the popular REDCap electronic data capture tool. The Offline version of REDCap is designed to aid researchers in capturing data when they are operating without a reliable...

The latest version of REDCap (i.e., version 6.0.0) overhauled a number of the features that allow you to aggregate, query, and export the data in your project. This REDCap version also introduced a number of helpful functions that allow you to sort through unstructured data to...

Formation of scar tissue in the human heart is one of the leading causes of heart failure, a condition for which there are very few treatment options. Dr. April Stempien-Otero, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UW Division of Cardiology and Attending Physician at...

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences extends its congratulations on a job well done to 12 University of Washington students as they conclude the ITHS summer-long TL1 Multidisciplinary Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program. The goal of the TL1 program is to increase the number of well-trained...

Latino communities in the five-state WWAMI region will soon be benefitting from the synergies that result from combining the efforts of the Hispanic Community Outreach Program (HCOP) with the new Latino Center for Health at the University of Washington. The HCOP was developed by the Group Health Research Institute (GHRI)...