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Dr. Kilpela's New Career Development Award

Photo of Dr. Lisa KilpelaLisa Kilpela, Ph.D. completed her RL5 Pepper Center Career Development Award April 30, 2019 and just received a Beeson Emerging Leaders in Aging Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging.  Through this award, Dr. Kilpela will: 1) investigate unique aging-related factors associated with binge eating in older women and, 2) apply these data to develop a behavioral binge eating intervention tailored for older women. Complementary to the research project, Dr. Kilpela will complete a program of career development to gain scientific and professional development skills related to clinical gerontology and women's health in aging. 

This is a credit to Dr. Kilepla’s hard work and perseverance. I would also like to thank her mentors- Nicolas Musi, Joel Tsevat, Jennifer Potter and Don Dougherty who provided invaluable advice and support throughout  the process.

Dr. Stevens Honored for Work in Evidence-Based Practice

Photo of Kathleen Stevens, Ed.D., RNKathleen Stevens, Ed.D., RN, professor of nursing, has been selected to receive one of the inaugural Distinguished Evidence-based Practice Trailblazer Awards from the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare.

The award was established to recognize the pioneers and leaders in the evidence-based practice movement in the United States.

Click here to read to full article.

Implementation Science Publishing Opportunity

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A Call for Papers for special themed issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science which will focus on the Dissemination and Implementation Sciences in Translational Science.  Our goal is to highlight concepts that form the foundation for and assess the current state of aspects of Dissemination and Implementation research conducted with the intention of moving research into practice. This themed issue seeks to advance the “Science of Dissemination and the Science of Implementation” through articles on aspects of the emergence of D&I sciences and their contribution to the Triple Aim of better care, better outcomes, and greater value of healthcare and to the goals of the Clinical and Translational Science efforts. For more information click here.

Submission Deadline: October 31st, 2019 
To submit click here.



The Perry & Ruby Stevens Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence

Rajendra Badgaiyan, MD PhotoA Novel Imaging Technique to Study Neuopathology of Parkinson's Disease presented by Rajendra  Badgaiyan, MD
Since clinical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) do not appear until a significant number of dopaminergic neurons are lost, it is often diagnosed only when the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. It can be diagnosed at an early stage even before clinical symptoms appear if the status of dopamine neurotransmission could be evaluated in susceptible individuals. This evaluation is now possible using a novel molecular imaging technique we recently developed. The technique called the single-scan dynamic molecular imaging technique (SDMIT) or neurotransmitter imaging technique allows detection, mapping and measurement of dopamine released in the live human brain during cognitive, emotional or behavioral challenge. Since the technique allows detection of dysregulated dopamine neurotransmission during a challenge, it could help diagnose PD at preclinical stage. This technique can also be used to study the nature of dysregulated dopamine neurotransmission in PD during processing of motor as well as cognitive, emotional and behavioral functions that are impaired in this condition.

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
Time: Seminar at 4:00PM with a networking reception to follow
Location: UT Health San Antonio, MED room 409L
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229

2019 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium

Community members, students, practitioners, and researchers are welcome to the Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science Community Engagement Symposium Community-Campus Partnerships for Health & Wellness. On Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 8:00AM - 3:00PM at the Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St. San Antonio, Texas 78209). Depression is a major cause of morbidity worldwide; there are known disparities in access, quality and outcomes of care. Community Partners in Care (CPIC) is a randomized trial study of diverse group-level safety net providers working together to implement depression quality improvement programs in two communities of color in Los Angeles. 

For more information on Podium Presentation Abstract submissions, Poster Abstract submissions, and Hero Award Nominations please click here.

CHW and CHES Continuing Education Credit will be available!
To register for this FREE event please head to 

2019 Visiting Bartter Professor

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PRiSM Department of Medicine Seminar
Tuesday, November 5th from 12:00PM - 1:00PM in the ALTC 3.302

Medical Grand Rounds
Wednsday, November 6th from 8:00AM - 9:00AM in the MED 409-410L


UT Southwestern Medical Center is announcing a biomedical hackathon - November 8 – 10, 2019.

This event is for developers, engineers and researchers at all career levels (e.g., undergraduate thru postdoctoral or faculty levels in computer science, engineering, mathematics, data science, etc).  The teams will focus on computational solutions for clinical medicine and genomics. Team project descriptions, event schedule and details and link to the application can be found at:

Innovation Impact

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Read about the innovators that will improve the quality of life for
San Antonians and beyond.

The President's Technology Entrepreneurial Fund is seeding ideas from our entrepreneurial faculty as they tackle new solutions from breast cancer bone metastasis to trauma and medical training.

For more information click here.

CTSA Ansible - September

CTSA Ansible LogoRequest for Information (RFI): Enhancing the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks comments from all key stakeholder communities on how it can strengthen the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program to meet its broad scientific mission to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical research and translational science. 

CLIC Website Gets a Makeover
The CLIC website got a new look! The upgrade did not change any of the key functions of the website but some menu items have moved. We are excited for you to explore the new site and check out the re-designed interface, which provides several functional improvements under the hood. Click here to visit the new website.

IIMS/CTSA Leadership Advisory Council Meeting Dates for 2019

The IIMS/CTSA Leadership Advisory Council meetings for 2019 are as follows:

October 21, 2019

November 18, 2019

December 16, 2019

Location:  STRF Boardroom (102)

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Add all 2019 Meetings to your Outlook Calendar:Add to calendar button

NOTE: Meeting dates are subject to change and we will send out an email notification if there is a date change.

The IIMS/CTSA LAC meetings are open to all who would like to attend.  The attendees are primarily faculty and staff from UT Health San Antonio and our partner organizations who meet to discuss how to best fulfill the mandates of the NCATS funded CTSA grant.  

Citing the IIMS/CTSA Grant

Projects that are supported by the Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science/ Clinical and Translational Science Award (IIMS/CTSA) — through funding, consulting, clinical research use or other services — are required to use this acknowledgement wording for publications, news releases, websites and other communications:

"The project described was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) UL1 TR002645. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”

For KL2 scholars or those receiving a pre- or post- doctoral stipend, click here for citation wording. 

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