National Center for Research Resources May Workshops


Be sure to register for NCRR’s May workshops that explore various aspects of clinical research. Both are free and open to the public. The first, Clinical Research Networks: Building the Foundation for Health Care Transformation, is on May 8, 2008, from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Natcher Auditorium, Bldg. 45.

It will feature experts presenting key accomplishments of the Clinical Research Networks Program and provide a venue for the research community to review and discuss how these accomplishments can be used to advance clinical and translational research. Speakers will include Drs. Elias Zerhouni, NIH director, Barbara Alving, NCRR director, and Isaac Kohane, Harvard Medical School Informatics Program chairman. Please register by April 28, 2008, by visiting

The second workshop, Accelerating the Dissemination and Translation of Clinical Research into Practice, is on May 9, 2008, and will explore collaborative ways to improve and speed research advances into clinical practice. It will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. in the Natcher Auditorium of Building 45 on the NIH campus.

The workshop is the first in a series to discuss and share best practices and ways in which researchers can partner with community health care providers to translate clinical research into practice. Participants will develop recommendations for academic-community collaborations and partnerships with other community programs to better facilitate translating science into community-based practice. Please register by April 28, 2008. Registration and more information is available at

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in either event should contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 at least five days prior to the events.