iTHRIV at Virginia Tech: Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program
- In 2019, Virginia Tech was awarded a grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program of the NIH as part of a consortium of Virginia research and healthcare institutions: The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV).
- CBHDS's Director, Alexandra Hanlon, is the Co-Director of the iTHRIV Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core.
With our iTHRIV partners at the University of Virginia, Carilion Clinic and Inova Health System, we aim to:
- Integrate data and data analytics to accelerate and streamline scientific workflows for clinical trials
- Facilitate shared technology for discovery of innovative therapeutic advancements
- Create more personalized approaches to healthcare to benefit the diverse rural and urban populations who iTHRIV member clinicians serve
Drop-in Zoom Consulting Hours with CBHDS's team of Biostatisticians are held twice a week.
(Please read our FAQ for more details about the services we offer in our Zoom hours)
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iTHRIV Educational Events
- Fall 2021 iTHRIV Research Methods Core Seminar Series: 12pm, September 24, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Morris, University of Pennsylvania, "Covid Data Science: Evaluating and Aggregating Emerging Knowledge in the Pandemic"
- At the iTHRIV Portal you’ll find information about upcoming events, webinars, and other tools and resources for the iTHRIV research community.
- The National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to act as a computational and data resource for all of the CTSA community. The goal of the Machine Learning Sandbox initiative is to bring data and analytic tools together in one location so that clinical and translational researchers can make the most out of the valuable data to ask questions of interest in various areas, through the use of machine learning algorithms.
- The Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC), housed at the University of Rochester, is the coordinating center for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, which supports a network of more than 50 of the nation’s top biomedical research institutions. The purpose of CLIC is to serve the CTSA Program through coordination, transparent communication, actionable metrics, network analytics and innovative collaboration tools for use around the consortium, and to make the work and accomplishments of the CTSA Program vibrantly visible to all stakeholders.
- The Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) supports research, education, advocacy and mentoring, integrating multiple disciplines across the full translational science spectrum. Through collaborative efforts, ACTS provides a forum for members to share studies, promote best practices, and form professional relationships.
Resources within Virginia Tech
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- Walk-in consulting
- Long-term consulting
- Short courses
- Custom class sessions
- Full semester courses
ALS 1984: Introduction to Research Practices
Research Skills for Graduate Students
GRAD 5024: Data Management Skills
Data management and visualization, copyright and licensing, VT Libraries Studio spaces, etc.
Resources outside of Virginia Tech
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- User-friendly way to learn the R programming language
- Guidance on using and implementing R, Stata, SAS, SPSS
- Biostatistics guidance for medical and public health researchers and professionals