WVCTSI 2018 Annual Meeting

Venue: Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

*More details will be added as session information is confirmed.  

Tuesday May 15

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.                   (OPTIONAL Pre-Meeting Workshop) 

Team Science: Facilitating Collaboration & Research


Wednesday May 16

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.   Event Check In

9:30 am   Welcome and Opening Remarks (Salon D E) 

Sally Hodder, MD, Director WVCTSI & Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational   Science, West Virginia University


9:45 am  Keynote Address (Salon D E)

“Mitigating the opioid epidemic: Research in addiction, hepatitis, and emergent HIV” 

 Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of  Public Health at Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of  Medicine


10:30 am  State of the WVCTSI  & Breakout Session Preview  (Salon D E)  

Sally Hodder, MD


11:30 am  Break/Transition


12:00 pm  Lunch: Research Round Tables (MEC B – lower level)

Tables will be broken up by research areas of interest. Please find a table at which you feel   comfortable and get to know new colleagues and discuss possible collaborative opportunities. If   more than one research topic interests you, feel free to move among the tables.

Choose from the following topics:

Addiction, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes/Endocrinology/Nutrition, Infectious Disease,   Neuroscience/Psychology, Pulmonary Disease, Orthopaedics/Exercise Physiology,   Imaging/Genomics/Bioinformatics, Community-Based Research


1:00 pm   Breakout Sessions A-C

Choose from the following breakout sessions:

A:  WVCTSI Clinical Trials – Enhancing Opportunities and Improving Quality (Salon A B C)

Shelley Welch, RN, MSHS, CCRC, Clinical Research Services Manager, WVCTSI    

Tanya Moran, MS, Senior Quality Assurance and Auditing Manager, WVCTSI 

Session Chair: Sally Hodder, MD, Director, WVCTSI


B:  How Can I Access the Services WVTCSI Offers? iLab: WVCTSI’s Service Platform (Salon F G H)

Emily Morgan, MPH, Clinical Services Integration Coordinator, WVCTSI

Wes Kimble, MPA, Clinical Services Integration Manager, WVCTSI

Session Chair: Reagan Curtis, PhD, WVCTSI Tacking and Evaluation Core Director


C:  Navigating Your Mentoring Relationships: A Panel Discussion  (Salon D E)

Courtney DeVries, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Faculty Mentoring, WVU HSC Office of   Research and Graduate Education; Professor and John T. and June R. Chambers Chair of   Oncology Research, WVU Cancer Institute

Matthew Dietz, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and WVCTSI Research Scholar 

Joan Lakoski, PhD, Director of Proposal Development, WVCTSI

James Simpkins, PhD, Director of the WVU Center for Basic & Translational Stroke   Research, Professor and Highland Chair of Stroke Neurology

Mentoring Relationships Session Chairs:

Julie Lockman, PhD, Director of Investigator Development and Director, Professional   Development Core, WVCTSI

Lisa Salati, PhD, Co-Director, Professional Development Core, WVCTSI


2:00 pm  Headliners in Team Science   (Salons D E)

Hear from the leaders of trailblazing teams who are taking clinical and translational science to the next level in West Virginia.

Ali Rezai, MD, Director, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; Associate Dean; John D. Rockefeller IV   Professor of Neuroscience; Department of Neurosurgery, West Virginia University

Timothy R. Nurkiewicz, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of   Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience; Director of Toxicology Working Group and   Inhalation Facilities, West Virginia University; with  Aleks Stefaniak, PhD, Research   Industrial Hygienist, Respiratory Health Division at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Partho Sengupta, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology; Professor of Medicine; Director,   Cardiovascular Imaging; WVU Heart and Vascular Institute; J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital  

Session Chair: Gary Rankin, PhD, Associate Director and Pilot Grants Program Director, WVCTSI


3:00 pm  Break “Free Swim”

Check your e-mail, walk along the Rail Trail or enjoy hotel amenities before the evening activities.

Those who are participating in the poster session may also hang their posters beginning at 3 p.m. in  the MEC lobby (main floor).


5:00 pm   Reception and Poster Session (MEC Lobby – main level)

Poster judges should report to the judges table for judging forms and assignments. Presenters   should stand by their posters to share their work.

Posters must be removed at the conclusion of the poster session.

WVCTSI Partner Site Tables Session (MEC Lobby – main level)


6:30 pm   Dinner (MEC B – lower level)


7:30 pm  Dive into the Shark Tank! (MEC B – lower level)

Presenters will pitch their ideas for a chance at a $10,000 grand prize.

Host: Clay Marsh, MD, Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences, West Virginia University

*Photography and videography is not permitted during this session in an effort to protect the   intellectual property of our presenters. Thank you for your cooperation.


Thursday May 17

7:00 am  General Session Breakfast (MEC B – lower level) 


  FACTS (Females Advancing Clinical and Translational Science) Networking Breakfast (Salon F G H)

  Those interested in learning more about the FACTS initiative are encouraged to attend.


8:30 am   Student Scientific Presentations (Salon D E) 

Eiman Aboaziza, MD: “In Vivo Immuno-Spin Trapping Detection of Free Radicals in Cardiac   and Hepatic Tissue Following Acute Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Vapor”

Lacey Andrews, MS Candidate, Marshall University: “Biostatistics Clinic Bridging the Gap in   Scientific Communication in Team  Science”

Chad Crigger, MD, MPH, West Virginia University: “Outcomes of Valvotomy using Cold-Knife   Rescetoscope”

Osama Elzamzamy, MD, West Virginia University: “High Throughput Screen Identifies GSK-3   Inhibition Enhances MTI-101 Induced Necrosis in Multiple Myeloma”

Sara Warfield, PhD Candidate, West Virginia University: “Characterizing the opioid overdose   epidemic using electronic health records”

Session Chair: Drema Mace, PhD, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine WVCTSI Partner Site Director


9:30 am  WVCTSI Headliners - Pilot Grant Recipients and Research Scholars (Salon D E)

Learn more about the work of some of our WVCTSI-funded investigators.

Nicole Bryan, MD, PhD, WVCTSI Research Scholar; West Virginia University: “Emerging Epidemics   Among Pregnant Women in West Virginia”

Richard Egleton, PhD, WVCTSI Pilot Grant Recipient; Marshall University: “Whole Exome   Sequencing in Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Dyads”

Mary LeCloux, PhD, LICSW, WVCTSI Pilot Grant Recipient; West Virginia University: “Provider   Opinions of Universal Suicide Risk Screening in Rural Primary Care: Challenges & Potential   Interventions”

Brock Lindsey, MD, WVCTSI Pilot Grant Recipient , West Virginia University: “Using the Spleen as   an in vivo Systemic Immune Barometer Alongside Osteosarcoma Disease Progression and   Immunotherapy with α-PD-L1”

Session Chairs:

Mark Bates, MD, Charleston Area Medical Center/WVU-Charleston  WVCTSI Partner Site Director

Thomas Hulsey, ScD, MPH, Director, Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics   Core  WVCTSI 


10:30 am  Break and Hotel Check Out


11:00 am  Breakout Sessions D-F

Choose from the following breakout sessions:


D: WV Practice-Based Research Network: Addressing Clinical Healthcare in West Virginia     (Salon D E)

Jennifer Boyd, PA-C and William Lewis, MD, Co-Directors, West Virginia Practice-Based Research   Network 

Stacey Whanger, MPH, West Virginia Practice-Based Research Manager, WVCTSI

Session Chair: Amber Crist, Director of Education and Program Development, Cabin Creek Health   Systems


E: Fuel to Fire Up Your Research: Proposal Development Strategies to Optimize Funding (Salon A B C)

Joan Lakoski, PhD, Director, Proposal Development, WVCTSI

Session Chair, Dana King, MD, Sr. Clinical Scientific Advisor, WVCTSI


F: Know the FACTS: Females Advancing Clinical and Translational Science  (Salon F G H)

Meghan Reeves, MPH, Manager of Investigator Development, WVCTSI

Julie Lockman, PhD, Director of Investigator Development and Director, Professional   Development Core, WVCTSI

Session Chair: Lisa Salati, PhD, Co-Director, WVCTSI Professional Development Core


12:00 pm  Closing Lunch (MEC B)

Poster session awards and oral presentation awards will be announced during this closing session.


UPDATE (4/25) The previously scheduled Planning Retreat for Steering Committee members and WVCTSI staff has been rescheduled for a different date. More information will be shared via e-mail from WVCTSI Administration.