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Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi Presents at Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi, associate professor, presented “Sleep & Wellness: The Effects of Sleep Disturbance on the Brain” on November 9, 2021. Oyegbile-Chidi discussed the neuro-behavioral benefits of adequate sleep, some of the adverse effects of sleep restriction on the body and brain, and basic sleep hygiene techniques that can be utilized to improve wellness and reduce burnout.

Aimee Moulin Presents a Healthcare Policy and Research Seminar

Aimee Moulin, is a professor of Emergency Medicine. On November 17, 2021, Moulin provided a presentation titled “Addiction is an Emergency: A New Model for Substance Use” as part of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) Seminar Series.

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OPPORTUNITIES
CALL FOR SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS 

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Research Education Component (REC) Program
Application Deadline: December 10, 2021

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Research Education Component (REC) Program supports junior investigators and those new to the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. The goal of the REC Scholar Program is to support AD research training for clinicians and researchers who will advance the research on cognitive decline, dementia, and AD over the coming decades. The UC Davis ADRC supports a broad range of disciplines and approaches such as basic science, neuropathology, brain imaging, clinical and cognitive science, and social sciences. This program provides up to $6,000 for a one time stipend that may be used for AD-related research expenses or a poster presentation at an AD-related conference.

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The announcement below is being made on behalf of the UC Davis Computer Science Department. Please direct all questions regarding this post to Xin Liu at xinliu@ucdavis.edu.

CALL FOR PROJECTS

Computer Science Senior Design
Submission Deadline: December 10, 2021

ECS 193AB is a team design project course in the Computer Science Department at UC Davis. In this class, student teams respond to client design challenges by planning, implementing, and evaluating projects involving computational and computer systems.

The types of projects that CS students have successfully completed include mobile apps, web apps, data mining, software/hardware interfaces, computer vision, and visualization, and many in healthcare applications.

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CALL FOR HEALTH DATA ANALYTICS PROPOSALS

Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) requests applications in response to this call for Health Data Analytics proposals to be conducted in the 2022 funding period (January through May). These awards are intended to support short-term high impact analytics in health data science for current projects and to aid in providing data for extramural grant applications.

All full-time members of the UC Davis faculty, including faculty in the adjunct or professional research series. Project Scientists can participate as co-investigators or trainees. P.I.s must be a faculty member for the application to be considered and submissions from more than one school (co-P.I.s) are strongly encouraged.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 

Postdoctoral Scholar for Applied Health Data Science
Application Review Begins December 15, 2021

UC Davis DataLab is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar for applied health data science. The postdoc will provide Data Science expertise to advance collaborative health domain research, as well as engage in independent research, training and mentorship activities.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a field related to Data Science (i.e., either in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Information Science, etc.), OR in an applied domain with a research background that contains a significant emphasis on quantitative approaches and skillsets including data analysis and high-level programming. Candidates with experience and interest in Signal Processing techniques, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and/or Image Recognition will be given priority, as will candidates with a keen interest and experience in multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Application review begins December 15, 2021. Questions can be directed to datalab@ucdavis.edu.

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The announcement below is being made on behalf of the UC Davis Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement. Please direct all questions regarding this post to engaged@ucdavis.edu.

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Public Impact Research Initiative Grant
Application Deadline: January 7, 2022

Recipients of a Public Impact Research Program grant will receive $5,000-$10,000 for their proposed activities, depending upon budget request and program review. Funds will be distributed in March-April 2022. Grant recipients are expected to budget for funds that they can spend within one year (by end of Spring Quarter 2023).

All current UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation members from any UC Davis location are eligible to apply. The Public Impact Research Initiative will support the development of new research collaborations, and/or projects that will deepen, sustain, or evaluate existing collaborative research.

To answer your questions about the program, “office hours” will be held on the following days/times via Zoom. Office hours require registration, available through the hyperlinks below:

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I-CORPS@NCATS Regional Short Course
Application Deadline: January 29, 2022

Based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, the premier federally-funded innovation and commercialization training in the U.S., I-Corps@NCATS provides biomedical scientists, clinician scientists, and engineers with a new approach to accelerate the translation of discoveries from the lab to clinical practice.

This five-week course will help you connect with potential customers for your research project, protocol, service, or prototype.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology K12 Career Development Award
Application Deadline: February 14, 2022, at 10 a.m.

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce a call for applications for the NCI-funded Paul Calabresi K12 Clinical Oncology Career Development Award.

The goal of the PC K12 program is to train junior faculty (basic/translational scientists and clinician scientists) as investigators in team-based, patient-oriented cancer research. Upon successful completion of a three-year, salary-supported core curriculum, scholars will receive a UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Certificate in Clinical Cancer Research.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Cultivating Team Science Awards - An Intramural Award for School of Medicine Faculty and Colleagues
Application Deadline: February 18, 2022, at 5 p.m.

The Vice Dean for Research of the School of Medicine announces the second round of funding intended to incentivize collaborative science by new research teams. We are seeking bold ideas that will open new areas of investigation between departments/schools and have a multiplicative effect on extramural research funding in the near future. The program will provide two years of support for two multi-department teams to fund planning, preparation and submission of large team-based applications. At least two UC Davis School of Medicine departments must be represented on the team. Recognizing that many of today’s most important problems are layered and complex, the inclusion of faculty from more than two departments and/or colleagues in other schools and colleges is encouraged. The budget should not exceed $100,000 per team per year (total award is $200,000). Staff and/or graduate student support is permitted as well as expenses related to eventual extramural submissions.

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DECEMBER ACTIVITIES
CTSC INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAININGS (ILT) CTSC LUNCH AND LEARN VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
This announcement is being made on behalf of UC Davis Genomic Medicine. Please direct questions regarding this post to Jennifer Byberg at jabyberg@ucdavis.edu.

HUMAN GENOMICS SEMINAR SERIES

From Gen”omics” to “Omics”: Coming Full Circle in Rare and Common Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Presented by Madhuri Hegde, Ph.D., FACMG
VP and Chief Scientific Officer, Perkin-Elmer, Inc.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, noon - 1 p.m.
Via WebEx

This seminar is designed for physicians, clinical staff, and researchers.

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Download list of speakers for 2021-2022 Human Genomics Seminar Series.

APPLIED STATISTICS FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCHERS SEMINAR SERIES

Overview of Causal Inference
Presented by Ezra Morrison
Wednesday, January 19, 2022, noon - 1 p.m.
Via Zoom

This seminar will provide an introduction to causal inference. The focus will be on a conceptual overview of this complex and broad topic with an emphasis on its application to medical research. The presenter will address some basic big picture questions, including how causation is or should be defined, and different types of causation, such as sufficient and necessary causes. He will discuss how causal concepts are used in medicine and public health, and the difficulties of determining causation from medical research, especially from observational studies. He will also explain what confounding is, which is the primary impediment to making causal inference from observational studies. Additionally, he will discuss the most commonly used statistical methods for causal inference, ranging from simple methods, such as stratification and regression, to more advanced methods, such as the use of propensity scores. He will minimize technical explanations of these methods, instead focusing on understanding conditions required for them to work, and how to choose a method.

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This seminar series is supported by the following NIH-funded centers:
      
CTSC SUPPORTED PUBLICATIONS
Changes in brain functional connectivity and cognition related to white matter lesion burden in hypertensive patients from SPRINT.
Shah C, Srinivasan D, Erus G, Schmitt JE, Agarwal A, Cho ME, Lerner AJ, Haley WE, Kurella Tamura M, Davatzikos C, Bryan RN, Fan Y, Nasrallah IM.
Neuroradiology. 2021 Jun;63(6):913-924. doi: 10.1007/s00234-020-02614-6. Epub 2021 Jan 6.
PMID: 33404789 Free PMC article.
 
Hyaluronic Acid-Binding, Anionic, Nanoparticles Inhibit ECM Degradation and Restore Compressive Stiffness in Aggrecan-Depleted Articular Cartilage Explants.
Deloney M, Garoosi P, Dartora VFC, Christiansen BA, Panitch A.
Pharmaceutics. 2021 Sep 18;13(9):1503. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13091503.
PMID: 34575579 Free PMC article.
 
The US Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education improves nutrition-related behaviors.
Ryan-Ibarra S, DeLisio A, Bang H, Adedokun O, Bhargava V, Franck K, Funderburk K, Lee JS, Parmer S, Sneed C.
J Nutr Sci. 2020 Sep 30;9:e44. doi: 10.1017/jns.2020.37. eCollection 2020.
PMID: 33343892 Free PMC article.
 
Agenda setting and visit openings in primary care visits involving patients taking opioids for chronic pain.
Hood-Medland EA, White AEC, Kravitz RL, Henry SG.
BMC Fam Pract. 2021 Jan 4;22(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s12875-020-01317-4.
PMID: 33397299 Free PMC article.
 
Concurrent Associations between Expressive Language Ability and Independence in Adolescents and Adults with Fragile X Syndrome.
Abbeduto L, Klusek J, Taylor JL, Abdelnur N, Sparapani N, Thurman AJ.
Brain Sci. 2021 Sep 8;11(9):1179. doi: 10.3390/brainsci11091179.
PMID: 34573200 Free PMC article.
 
Is Improved Survival in Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer Worth the Extra Cost at High-Volume Centers?
Perry LM, Bateni SB, Bold RJ, Hoch JS.
J Am Coll Surg. 2021 Jul;233(1):90-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.02.014. Epub 2021 Mar 22.
PMID: 33766724 Free PMC article.
 

Top 10 Tips for Successfully Implementing a Diabetes Telehealth Program.
Crossen S, Raymond J, Neinstein A.
Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020 Dec;22(12):920-928. doi: 10.1089/dia.2020.0042. Epub 2020 Apr 21.
PMID: 32191141 Free PMC article.
 
Perioperative Dexmedetomidine Improves Outcomes of Kidney Transplant.
Chen J, Perez R, de Mattos AM, Wang C, Li Z, Applegate RL 2nd, Liu H.
Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Nov;13(6):1279-1287. doi: 10.1111/cts.12826. Epub 2020 Jun 16.
PMID: 32506659 Free PMC article.
 
Routine chest X-rays after pigtail chest tube removal rarely change management in children.
Theodorou CM, Hegazi MS, Moore HN, Beres AL.
Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Oct;37(10):1447-1451. doi: 10.1007/s00383-021-04951-w. Epub 2021 Jun 25.
PMID: 34173055 Free PMC article.
 
Biodistribution and toxicity of epitope-functionalized dextran iron oxide nanoparticles in a pregnant murine model.
Bolandparvaz A, Vapniarsky N, Harriman R, Alvarez K, Saini J, Zang Z, Van De Water J, Lewis JS.
J Biomed Mater Res A. 2020 May;108(5):1186-1202. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.36893. Epub 2020 Feb 26.
PMID: 32031743 Free PMC article.
 
Inadequacies of hospital-level critical congenital heart disease screening data reports: implications for research and quality efforts.
Siefkes H, Kair LR, Saarinen A, Lakshminrusimha S.
J Perinatol. 2021 Jul;41(7):1611-1620. doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-00783-z. Epub 2020 Aug 13.
PMID: 32792631 Free PMC article.
 
The Effects of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering on Markers of Mineral Metabolism in Persons with CKD in SPRINT.
Ginsberg C, Katz R, Chonchol MB, Bullen AL, Raphael KL, Zhang WR, Ambrosius WT, Bates JT, Neyra JA, Killeen AA, Punzi H, Shlipak MG, Ix JH.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Jun 8;15(6):852-854. doi: 10.2215/CJN.01400220. Epub 2020 May 6.
PMID: 32376678 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
If you are planning a research project and need help, ask the CTSC. All consultations and many of our services are complimentary. The CTSC offers research investigators a wide array of services and resources across the research continuum.
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The UC Davis Health CTSC is a member of the National Clinical and Translational Science Award program and  receives support from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (award UL1 TR001860).
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