Tufts' Approach to the Pandemic and Beyond: An Event Series

  • Tufts CTSI Q&A on the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave: October 13th
  • Tufts CTSI Symposium Plus: October 13th and 15th
  • Levy CIMAR Collaborative Workshop: Fighting AMR Together: November 5th – 6th
  • Emerging Pathogens Workshop: November 5th – 6th

Tufts CTSI Q&A on the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave
Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

The National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave is a newly launched NIH initiative to facilitate the sharing of clinical data related to COVID-19.  N3C provides a secure platform containing harmonized medical record data on COVID-19 patients from Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) and many other sites around the country.  Tufts CSTSI faculty involved with the initiative will lead an information session on the resource and how it can enable collaborative analytics across a range of clinical and translational domains. 

To register for the event, please visit: https://www.tuftsctsi.org/events/national-covid-cohort-collaborative-n3c-qa-session/

More information on accessing the resource can be found on Tufts CTSI's N3C web page.

Tufts CTSI Symposium Plus
Tuesday, October 13 & Thursday, October 15

  • Oct 13: “Implications of Changes in Health Information Seeking Behavior During the COVD-19 Pandemic” - Lisa Gualtieri, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community, School of Medicine
  • Oct 15: “Novel Diagnostics, Treatments, and Interventions for Clinical Care of COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease” - Pilar Alcaide, Kenneth and JoAnn G. Wellner Professor, School of Medicine

These events are “Symposium Plus” events, where research teams present projects they plan to submit for grant funding. Expert discussants will then deliver remarks on the proposals and the audience will participate in helping the investigator teams address weaknesses that could be identified in a full proposal.

The planning team and presenters would be honored if you could attend with the purpose of giving constructive feedback to the project team as part of the audience. This will not require you to prepare anything ahead of time. It would be helpful if you can participate for the full two-hour event, however.

If you are interested, please contact Hannah Santos (hsantos@tuftsmedicalcenter.org), who will forward the invitation to you.

Levy CIMAR Collaborative Workshop: Fighting AMR Together
Thursday, November 5 & Friday, November 6

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is ranked among the World Health Organization’s top 10 threats to global health, and in the era of COVID-19, we are more concerned than ever about the rise in infections caused by resistant superbugs. Antibiotics are widely prescribed to patients even without signs of bacterial co-infections, which we know will have the downstream effect of diminishing antibiotic supplies and increased rates of AMR. Partnering Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University’s schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Arts & Sciences (as well as members from Engineering, Nutrition, and Drug Development) under a single umbrella, the Levy CIMAR is uniquely poised to lead AMR research, drug discovery, patient care, and education. Our members will cover each of these topics in our workshop.

You can learn more about the Levy CIMAR at www.LevyCIMAR.org or @LevyCIMAR on Twitter.

If you would like to attend the workshop, please reach out to Rima Mycynek (rima.mycynek@tufts.edu) for details.

Emerging Pathogens Workshop
Thursday, November 5 & Friday, November 6

Dr. Michael R. Jordan, the Tufts Director of Infection Control and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Dr. Jonathan Runstadler, Professor and Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health Interim Chair at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, are hosting a workshop on November 5th from 1PM to 2:45PM and November 6th from 11AM to noon to introduce the concept of a new Center for Emerging Infectious Disease And Response. This brief workshop, in part, is intended to connect people across our University and to stimulate thought for emerging project ideas that cross Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center disciplines to refine, focus, or redesign efforts to understand, prevent, mitigate, and eliminate the impacts of emerging disease across society. The workshop includes a series of lightning talks and opportunities for discussion with faculty from many disciplines across Tufts in two succinct sessions. It is our hope that this will be just one part in an evolving discussion about how different parts of Tufts are and can work together to best address emerging infectious disease and response.

Advance registration for this event is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Tufts 2020 COVID-19 Research Symposium: Research. Policy. Solutions.
Tuesday, November 17 & Wednesday, November 18

A Virtual event sponsored by Tufts University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Tufts Medical Center.

Keynote Speakers: 
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization
Dr. Eric Rubin, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

In addition, there will be panel discussions, lightning talks highlighting new and innovative research, dialogues with international partners, and breakout sessions focused around three themes: 

  1. Biomedical aspects of the pandemic
  2. Equity, justice, and civic engagement
  3. Economic, cultural and political aspects

For those interested in participating as a speaker, please complete the “Call for Presentations” form by October 9 for consideration. 

Please check back for event program, registration information, and more details surrounding the day’s events. 

Questions can be directed to covid19research@tufts.edu

For more information, visit the symposium website.