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"Addressing Misdiagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Women: A Systems Engineering Approach" by Kristen Miller, DrPH
November 5, 2021 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"HIV and HIV prevention in cisgender women" by Rachel K Scott, MD, MPH
October 5, 2021 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Challenges of clinical trials for Neuropsychiatric Illness" by Karen Anderson, MD
September 10, 2021 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Modeling Exertional Exhaustion in Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)" by James N. Baraniuk, MD
May 7, 2021 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Adapting an evidence-based telephone genetic counseling intervention for Latina women at-risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer" by Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza, Ph.D.
April 9, 2021 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Structural and functional insights into the link between olfaction, cognition, and drive from a translational perspective" by Evaristus Nwulia, MD, MHS
March 5, 2021 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Leveraging a Precision Medicine Platform to Accelerate COVID-19 Research for Rapid Translation to Clinical Use Both Locally and Nationally" by Paul Nagy, Ph.D.
February 5, 2021 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Toward a Precision Approach to Gestational Diabetes" by Camille E. Powe, MD
January 8, 2021 | Download PDF | Recording Archive


"Role of bile acid regulated receptors in the pathogenesis and treatment of NASH and obesity-related kidney disease" by Moshe Levi, MD
December 4, 2020 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"An alternative to target-based drug discovery" by Hazel H. Szeto, MD, PhD
November 6, 2020 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Anti-Seizure Medications and the Developing Brain" by Patrick A. Forcelli, PhD
October 2, 2020 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Precision Medicine?" by William S. Weintraub, MD
September 4, 2020 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Alzheimer's Disease Spectrum Trials - Where Are We Now?" by R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD
May 1, 2020 | Recording Archive

"Silent but not to be neglected: The underestimated effects of injury to the right cerebral hemisphere" by Anna Greenwald, PhD
April 3, 2020 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Challenges in Dealing with Real-World Data" by Michael N. Liebman, PhD
February 7, 2020 | Download PDF | Recording Archive

"Hypothyroidism Treatment - The Basics and Beyond" by Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, PhD 
January 17, 2020 | Download PDF | Recording Archive


"Recruitment and Retention of Individuals from Underrepresented Groups for Biomedical Research" by Dorothy Farrar Edwards, PhD
November 1, 2019 | Recording Archive

" Urinary Incontinence: A Symptom, A Disease, and a Geriatric Syndrome" by Tatiana V.D. Sanses, MD
October 11, 2019 | Recording Archive

"Big Data for Clinical and Translational Research: From Data to Doctor and Back" by Nawar Shara, PhD
September 6, 2019 | Recording Archive

"Next-Gen Big Data Analytics: From Data to Doctor and Back" by Nawar Shara, PhD
June 7, 2019

"MS in Clinical and Translational Research Capstone Presentations"
May 3, 2019

"Hidradenitis Suppurativa: One Disease or Many?" by Ginette Okoye, MD 
April 5, 2019 | Recording Archive

“Nature and Nurture in Childhood Obesity: Genetic, Environmental, Behavioral and Metabolic insights from the Viva la Familia study.” by Shelley Cole, PhD
March 1, 2019 | Recording Archive

“Distance-based care following clinical evaluation at the War Related Illness & Injury Study Center: A telehealth approach to the promotion of health behaviors for Veterans” by Matthew Reinhard, PsyD, Michelle E Costanzo, PhD
February 1, 2019 | Recording Archive


"Epidemiology of heart failure: cross-disciplinary insights from community-based cohort studies" by Vasan Ramachandran, MD
December 7, 2018 | Recording Archive

"Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Strategies for Engaging and Retaining Persons with Opioid Use Disorder in Effective Treatment” by Richard Schottenfeld, MD
November 1, 2018 | Recording Archive

"Cardio metabolic disease in American Indians: Health disparities, Novel insights and implications for other populations: The Strong Heart Study and its new opportunities for collaboration " by Dr. Jason G. Umans, MD, PhD
October 5, 2018 | Recording Archive

“The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos: Building the project, baseline findings, and future research opportunities” by M. Larissa Aviles-Santa, MD, MPH
September 7, 2018 | Recording Archive

"The Sarcopenia Diagnosis - Lost in Translation?" by Michael Harris-Love, DSc, MPT
March 2, 2018 | Recording Archive

"Toward Eliminating Colorectal Cancer Disparities" by Adeyinka Laiyemo, MD
February 2, 2018 | Recording Archive

"Patient-focused Symptom Reporting in Cancer Surviorship: Integrating Patient-reported Outcomes in Clinical Settings to Better Understand the Patent Care Experience" by Roxanne Jensen, PhD
January 5, 2018 | Recording Archive


"Activation of autophagy as a novel therapeutic strategy for neurological diseases" by Charbel Moussa, MBBS, PhD
December 1, 2017 | Recording Archive

"Mining the large VA medical record data repository for cohort identification and outcome prediction" by Qing Zeng, PhD
November 3, 2017 | Recording Archive

"Use of Large Sequence Datasets for Epidemic Mapping to Understand HIV Transmission Dynamics in the mid-Atlantic US" by Seble Kassye, MD, MS
October 13, 2017 | Recording Archive

"All in a Multicentered Trial" by Vanita Aroda, MD
September 08, 2017 | Recording Archive

“Creation of the specialty practice of clinical research nursing in clinical and translational science” by Shaunagh Browning, RN, FNP-BC
May 05, 2017 | Recording Archive

“A Randomized Controlled Trial for Metabolically Unhealthy Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer” by Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD
April 07, 2017 | Recording Archive

“Individual Motivation and Threat Indicators of Collaboration Readiness in Scientific Teams” by Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano EdD, PhD
March 03, 2017 | Recording Archive

“Microvascular Defects in CKD and in HIV: a biometric and target for future Cardiovascular Disease” by Christopher S. Wilcox, MD, PhD
February 03, 2017 | Recording Archive


“Clinical trials and team science in pregnancy: Lessons from the NICHD stillbirth collaborative research network” by Uma Reddy, MD, MPH
December 02, 2016 | Recording Archive

"Innovating for Health Care"  by Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins and USUHS , Attending Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital
November 4, 2016 | Recording Archive

"Research to Improve Cardiovascular Health of Patients with Cancer: from Mechanisms to Practice” by Ana Barac, MD, PhD
June 17, 2016 | Recording Archive

March 18, 2016
"Understanding and enhancing the brain basis of aphasia recovery” by Peter Turkletaub, MD, PhD

February 19, 2016
"Pharmacology and 30-day All-Cause Readmission in Heart Failure: Evidence from Propensity Score Matched Studies" by Ali Ahmed, MD, MPH, Center for Health and Aging, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

January 22, 2016
"Conditional Cell Reprogramming for Rare Tumors" by Seema Agarwal, PhD (org chem), PhD (bio), Associate Professor Georgetown University Department of Pathology, Center for Cell Reprogramming, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology


"A Tale of a CV Imaging Clinical Trialist: How CV Ultrasound can Help Drive Patient Safety" by Neil J. Weissman, MD, Director CV Core Laboratories, President MedStar Research Institute
November 13, 2015

"Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection: Improving Quality Measures and Care" by Suzanne L. Groah, MD, MSPH
June 12, 2015

"Genetics Complex Traits in Diverse Ancestry Populations" by Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH
May 15, 2015

"Medical Liability and Patient Safety Research- from Deny and Defend to CANDOR" by Kelly M. Smith, PhD, Scientific Director, Quality & Safety Research, MedStar Health Research Institute
April 10, 2015

"Racial Disparities in Chronic Hepatitis C" by Charles D. Howell, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Howard University
March 13, 2015

"Youth, Sports: Benefits, Risks, and the Role of Research" by Andrew Lincoln, ScD, MS, Director, Orthopedics and Sports at MedStar Health Research Institute
February 20, 2015

"Development of Preclinical Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease", by Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD
January 09, 2015


“Anemia in the elderly – its Importance and Possible Causes”, by Charles Hesdorffer, MBBCh, MMED
November 21, 2014

"Where are the Big Data at MedStar Health? Clinical research case studies: from cohort discovery to hypothesis testing." by Nawar Shara, PhD and Stephen Fernandez, MPH
October 17, 2014

"Lessons Learned in Probiotic Research, Phase I to IV studies. What may Work, what Does and Future Possibilities" by Dan Merenstein, MD. Director of Research Family Medicine, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown University
September 19, 2014

“Implementing an Intervention to Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors and Caregivers: A PCORI Example?” by Kristi D. Graves, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oncology Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Georgetown University
June 20, 2014

“Stroke Rehabilitation: a Tale of Two Trials” by Alexander Dromerick, MD
Director, Neuroscience Research Center and Director, Comprehensive Stroke Research Program, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University
May 16, 2014

“Why do people with Cystic Fibrosis develop chronic bronchial infections? Hints from a frog…” by Michael Zasloff, MD, Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, Scientific Director, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute
April 8, 2014

The “Seven Pillars” Approach to Responding to Patient Safety Incidents: Effects on Medical Liability Processes and Outcomes by Kelly Smith, PhD, Research Director, Quality and Safety, MedStar Health Research Institute
March 21, 2014

“Sleep deprivation and Obesity: Association or causal link?” by Giovanni Cizza, MD, PhD, MHSc, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
February 21, 2014

"Cumulative Psychology Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Risk" by Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, Chair, Professor and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Cardiovascular Disease Research, Howard University
January 17, 2014


"Generating Evidence to Enhance Cancer Care Quality through Comparative Effectiveness Research" by Arnold L. Potosky, PhD, Director, Health Services Research Cancer Prevention and Control - Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center
December 20, 2013

"None of Us is as Smart as All of Us:  Understanding and Optimizing Coordination in High Risk Healthcare Teams" by Sarah Henrickson Parker, PhD Research Scientist of the National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2)
November 15, 2013

"Arsenic Genetics, Epigenetics and Health Effects:  Relevance Populations" by Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
October 18, 2013

"Genetic Dissection of Complex Disorders: the Example of Schizophrenia” by Ayman Fanous, MD, of the Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University
September 20, 2013

“The WE-HEAL Study: A Look at Wound Healing” by Victoria Shanmugam, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
June 21, 2013

"Predicting and Preventing Skill-Based Errors in Real-Time Using Eye Movements" by Raj Ratwani, PhD, Senior Human Factors Research Scientist, National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare
May 17, 2013

"The Potential for A1C, Fructosamine & Glycated Albumin to Diagnose Glucose Tolerance Status in Africans" by Anne Sumner, MD, Clinical Endocrinology Branch, Ethnicity and Health Section, NIDDK, NIH
April 19, 2013

"Breathing to The Beat of a Different Drum: The health benefits of mindfulness" by Mary Ann Dutton, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University
February 15, 2013


"Actionable Clinical Knowledge from Big Data Using Novel Informatics Approaches" by Subha Madhavan, PhD, Director, Georgetown Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics
December 21, 2012

"WIHS - Women and HIV, 20 Years and Counting" by Mary Young, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Women's Interagency HIV Study
January 18, 2012

Translational Research Grand Rounds

Translational Research Grand Rounds are designed to provide a broad overview to participants of the solutions offered by the biomedical informatics community. The scope of this series runs the entire gamut of biomedical informatics as applied to clinical and translational research.

"Applying Material Science, Microfrabrication, and Engineering in Biomedical Development" by Tim McKnight
March 7, 2014

"Supercomputing and Structure-Based Drug Discovery" by Jerome Baudry, PhD
February 7, 2014

"Facilitating Access to Biomedical Knowledge Through Intelligent and Personal Informational Delivery" by Songhua Xu, PhD
January 3, 2014

"Shifting Paradigm of Decision Support in Radiology: Human-Centered Design via Eye-Tracking Analytics" by Georgia Tourassi, PhD
December 6, 2013

"Big Data Infrastructure and Analytics for Healthcare Applications" by Arjun Malikarjun, PhD
November 01, 2013

"Molecular Modeling in Drug Design" by Jeremy Smith, PhD
October 4, 2013

"Statistical Inference for Big Data Problems in Molecular Biophysics" by Arvind Ramanthan, PhD
September 6, 2013