CTSI Special Populations: Current Events

Translational Science Case Study: Determinants of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease


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Duke CTSI announces the publication of a new case study, "Biopsychosocial Determinants of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease," a research study led by Dr. Mitchell Knisely of the Duke University School of Nursing. 

This case study discusses not only the methods and results of the research, but explores the challenges the researchers faced and the strategies they employed to overcome those challenges. It also clearly demonstrates the benefits to patients and society of this translational science project. 

Here is the Knisely Case Study using the Translational Science Benefits Model. 

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Upcoming Special Populations Webinars

Webinar Announcement: Human Subjects Research: Policies, Clinical Trials, & Inclusion

There is a 2-day NIH Grants Conference (Feb 1-2, 2023). Registration is free and open to the public. This one-time registration provides an All-Access Pass to all virtual events as part of the 2022-2023 NIH Grants Conference season.

Topics covered during this event include:

  1. The basic HHS regulations and NIH policies that apply to research involving human subjects, including clinical trials.
  2. How to prepare a research proposal for review that addresses the regulatory requirements.
  3. Strategies for developing realistic and scientifically acceptable inclusion plans.

Dean's Distinguished Research Series

Dean’s Distinguished Research Series 2023, Beyrer and Bently-Edwards

Duke University School of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Research Series: Faculty Lectures

Featuring: Chris Beyrer, MD, MPHKeisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD

Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 4-5 pm

Location: Trent Semans Center for Health Education-Great Hall 

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