Principles of Clinical & Translational Research

To address the nation’s challenges in research, the NIH developed a series of initiatives, collectively known as the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. As part of these initiatives, the NIH has proposed to re-engineer clinical research with the establishment of a new research model defined as “Clinical and Translational Research”. The primary goal of this course is to review the process of Clinical and Translational Research from generation of the research idea to publication of the study manuscript.

Review Course - 2012

Review Course - 2013

Current Practices in Infection Prevention and Control

A strong knowledge of basic practices is essential for individuals responsible for the infection prevention and control activities regardless of healthcare settings. This is designed to provide programmatic elements that serve as the foundation for an effective infection pre-vention and control program as well as strategies for implementation. Throughout this one day course, ses-sions will focus on the needs of the novice to the expe-rienced Infection Preventionist, others supporting the program, and individuals working to address the full spectrum of patient safety interventions. Content will blend with the program provided on the next day that addresses vaccines, vaccine preventable diseases, and best immunization practices.

Infection Control Bootcamp - 2013

Role of the Clinical Research Coordinator in Clinical & Transational Research

The successful implementation of a clinical trial depends in a great part on the activities performed by the clinical research coordinator (CRC) working under the direction of the clinical investigator.

This course will review the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective CRC. During the course, the duties and responsibilities of a CRC before, during, and after completion of a clinical trial will be reviewed.

Role of the Clinical Research Coordinator
in Clinical & Transational Research - 2013

Vaccine Bootcamp: Implementation of Best Practices for Adult Immunization

This course is a concise review of vaccines, vaccine preventable diseases, and the systems and processes necessary for safe vaccine handling, management and administration.

Primary goal is to provide information regarding:

  • Vaccine administration, handling, and management
  • Basic immunology
  • Vaccine and vaccine-preventable diseases
  • The logistics needed to provide, promote, and sustain immunization programs in all healthcare settings

Vaccine Bootcamp: Implementation of
Best Practices for Adult Immunization - 2013

Clinical & Translational Research / Infectious Diseases Symposia

Clinical and Translational Research in Pneumonia, Influenza, and Emerging Pathogens: Defining a Research Agenda for Today and Tomorrow

We are pleased to announce that several units from the University of Louisville including the Clinical and Translational Research Support Unit (CTRSU), the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Disorders Medicine along with the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) will be hosting a two-day symposium for pneumonia research May 20th and 21st in Denver, Colorado. The symposium, which will be held directly after the American Thoracic Society's Annual meeting,

For more information regarding the symposium, please contact Kelly Carrico, Symposium Coordinator at or visit the symposium webiste. We look forward to seeing you there.

Clinical and Translational Research in in Infectious Diseases

The CTRSU and the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville holds an annual symposium to allow investigators across the university from basic science to clinical research to share research ideas and generate research proposals.

Infectious Diseases Symposium 2012

Infectious Diseases Symposium 2013

Dedicated to improving the quality and efficiency of clinical and translational research at the University of Louisville.

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