IIMS hosted its 2023 T1 to T4 in 3 (Minutes) Challenge on September 8th. This cross-collaborative event between the IIMS Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB), Community Engagement, and the Office of Research Education & Mentoring (OREM) gives community members and IIMS trainees a venue to present their research in 3 minutes to a live mixed audience of community members, faculty, staff and students. Presenters use language and concepts that are easy to understand with one slide. Two community and eight OREM trainees shared their research to 56 online participants. The IIMS appreciates the support of the attendees, judges, and presenters. Thank you all for a great event!
ZOOMing with seniors for improving diet quality and physical activity Anjali Sivaramakrishnan (K12 Scholar)
Exercise & virtual reality-games for balance in Parkinson’s disease Corbyn Gilmore (former MSCI; current TS PhD Student)
Antibiotic prescribing by age, sex, race, and ethnicity for patients admitted to the hospital with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia in the All of Us database Janie Escareño, CHW-I (Community Member)
Mission Possible: Living without diabetes in south Texas Ludivina Hernández (Community Member)
Chat at the Quiosco: “You do better when you know better!”
Now Accepting Applications Clinical Trials Pilot Project
The LSOM Dean’s Office for Research supports the development of multi-investigator research teams focused on clinical trials through two years of pilot funding support. To embrace team collaboration, the multi investigators team should consist of a primary investigator, co-investigator, and include an LSOM learner such as an advanced medical student or resident/fellow. Funding and Term: Up to $75K/year for a two-year pilot study Submission
Eligibility: The primary investigator must have a LSOM primary appointment and a MD or PhD, and one co-investigator must have a LSOM primary appointment.
2023 IIMS Community Engagement Hero Award Now taking nominations by IIMS-CE@uthscsa.edu
The IIMS is seeking nominations to recognize outstanding individuals who have worked as part of a community campus partnership (between a community group and a UT Health San Antonio or UTSA research team) for the improved health and well-being of South Texas communities.
Award categories include: - Outstanding Student Award -Outstanding Community Partner Award -Outstanding Research Partner Award -Outstanding Community Health Improvement Project
One award per category. Awards will be presented during the 2023 Community Engagement Symposium
Selected awardees receive a $500 domestic travel award to be used for a future meeting or conference.
- Have their data, findings, and theories shared in front of a large audience of trainees, junior faculty, and senior scientists.
- Receive essential feedback and answer questions from a variety of subject matter experts across all areas of study from clinical research and translational science.
Proposals for posters and scientific session proposals are currently open but not for much longer. Explore the requirements and deadlines for Posters and Scientific Session Proposals.
We look forward to hearing you present in person in Las Vegas, Nevada next year from April 3-5, with pre-meeting activities starting on April 2.
Seminars in Translational Research (STRECH) Join Us! by STRECH@uthscsa.edu
Nanomagnetic Actuators for Neuromodulation
Presented by Gabriela Romero Uribe, PhD
The ability to modulate neural activity on-demand is essential for understanding the basic biology of neural circuit dynamics and to develop novel therapies for neurological disorders and psychiatric conditions. Existing technologies for the control of neural circuits offer only limited possibilities. In this seminar, I will give an overview of our recent results in the development of novel magnetic nanotechnologies for the modulation of biological signaling. I will focus on modulation of neuronal activity through magnetothermal, magnetomechanical and chemomagnetic nanoactuation. Finally, I will review the current challenges, limitations and prospects of magnetic nanotechnologies in neuroengineering.
Friday, September 22nd
Virtually from 9:00AM - 10:00AM For infromation on how to participate in the seminar
The Perry & Ruby Stevens Parkinson's Disease Join Us! by ParkinsonsCOE@uthscsa.edu
Maybe we don’t have to cure Parkinson’s disease Presented by Richard Mailman, PhD
More than a half-century ago, it was discovered that levodopa, in combination with proper adjuvant drugs, was useful in Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapy. This revolutionized both the lifespan and quality-of-life of PD patients. In the intervening years, we have learned much about the neurobiology of PD (including the use of deep brain stimulation), but despite intensive effort, neither cure, nor disease modifying therapy, has been found. Now, novel drugs targeting the dopamine D1 receptor offer hope for improved symptomatic treatment and, potentially, improved “brain health.” This presentation will review the scientific basis for the current state of the art, and address long-term questions that need to be answered to advance therapy of PD and related disorders further.
Friday, October 6th 4:00PM Seminar 5:00PM Networking Reception UT Health SA (7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio Texas 78229) LSoM, Room 409L
Assessing & Advancing Progress in the Delivery of High-Quality Cancer Care Upcoming Workshop
The workshop will convene the cancer community to discuss persistent challenges to achieving excellent and equitable cancer care. Workshop speakers will consider additional actions that could be taken to improve progress, as well as aspects of cancer care that have changed over the past decade that might require new strategies to advance the delivery of high-quality cancer care.
The event will be held in-person and accessible via live webcast. Find more information on the event page.
2023 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium Save the date by Elisabeth de la Rosa (email@example.com)
Scientific translation describes the process of taking research discoveries from basic lab science to clinical practice, and into community interventions for public health benefit. Community engagement is important for the translation of research findings. Not only is it important for identifying priority health topics for the community, but it is vital for increasing the reach, effectiveness, and adoption of findings. This symposium will address how community-campus partnerships (between a community group and researchers) can build trust and work together to successfully conduct health research that matters to the community.
Our goals are to showcase current projects within different phases of the translational spectrum for possible future collaborations; (2) to identify methods for engaging the community in all phases of research; and (3) to build the capacity of community members and researchers interested in community-campus partnerships.