The CCTS Investigator. Advancing Today's Discoveries to Improve Health For All

What's New in Translational Science?

NIH-Funded Study Explains Link to Increased Cardiovascular Risks for People with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

man in bed with sleep apnea machine

Researchers have found that people with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased cardiovascular risk due to reduced blood oxygen levels, largely explained by interrupted breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea has long been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular issues, including heart attack, stroke and death, but the findings from this study, partially supported by the National Institutes of Health and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, show the mechanism mostly responsible for the link.

Read More About Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) Membership Opportunity

ATRN logo

The Appalachian Translational Research Network's (ATRN) mission is to improve health outcomes across Appalachia by fostering collaborative inter-institutional and community-academic research partnerships. The network is structured to create a vibrant group of researchers, community members and organizations interested in health within Appalachia.

Learn More About Becoming an ATRN Member

Want to Recruit For Your Study, But Don't Know Where to Start?

Doctor speaking with patient

Did your study just get funded, but you don't know where to start recruiting? Look no further!

The CCTS offers two services through our Recruitment and Retention program to help get your study in front of potential participants!

Read More About Study Recruitment

Promoting Research at Walk to End Alzheimer's

Mary and Clara holding "End ALZ" signs

The CCTS Recruitment and Retention team will be at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on September 24, 2023. In addition to hosting an informational table about participating in research, Mary Becker and Clara Kalis registered a CCTS team for the walk so please consider joining or donating! 

More Information on Team CCTS

NIH Funding Opportunity: ComPASS Coordinating Center

The NIH Common Fund is accepting applications for the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Health Equity Research Hubs (Hubs). The Hubs will serve as a centralized research resource, providing tailored scientific, technical and collaborative support for sustainable community engagement, research capacity building and training to support ComPASS community-led health equity structural intervention (CHESI) projects in collaboration with the ComPASS Coordination Center (CCC).


The Hubs are one of three complementary initiatives under the ComPASS Program, which also include CHESI projects that intervene on structural factors that create and perpetuate health inequities and the CCC that provides administration, coordination, data and research capacity-building and training support to the CHESI projects. 


Letters of intent are due September 30, 2023. Applications are due October 31, 2023.

Read the Full Notice of Funding Opportunity and Apply

NOFO: Accelerating Behavioral and Social Science through Ontology Development and Use: Research Network Projects

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites applications to support research projects focused on the expansion of existing or development of new ontologies for behavioral or social science research (BSSR).

Research projects must include multi-disciplinary teams of subject matter experts in one or more BSSR fields, as well as ontology-related informatics and computational approaches. Projects should address health-related behavioral and social science problems not easily solved without improvement in semantic knowledge structures (e.g., controlled vocabularies, taxonomies and ontologies). 

Receipt Date: October 3, 2023

More Information on this NOFO

Program Highlight


The CCTS Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program Highlight

As the regulatory landscape evolves and becomes more complex, the Regulatory Knowledge and Support (RKS) team is here to support the needs of researchers. Most recently the RKS team has attended FDA working groups to identify gaps in the regulatory sciences for in silico methods and good simulation practices. They are also assisting with navigating regulatory pathways and institutional policies for use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within medical records. 

Read More About the RKS Program

The CCTS Funding Opportunities and Events

You Need Data, You Have Data...How Do You Manage Data

This session will discuss what is data management, the steps involved in data management and the importance of data quality. 

Presenter: Jessica Fritter, MACPR, ACRP-CP

When: September 8, 2023, 9 - 10 a.m. EST

Where: Online

Register and More Information on This Data Session

Upcoming FAME Sessions

FAME logo

Dealing With Frustration: Balancing Academic Duties and Publishing Expectations 

Managing teaching and publishing expectations can be tough. How can you leverage your teaching duties and assignments and turn them into publications? What strategies can be implemented to help a busy clinician become a productive scholar? This spotlight session will be a panel of seasoned clinicians who have navigated the challenging task of being an effective teacher and productive scholar.

When: September 6, 2023, noon - 1 p.m. EST

Where: Online

Register for Dealing with Frustration

Collaborate with The EdTech Incubator

This two-and-a-half-hour workshop will introduce you to the tools for teaching within the Ed Tech Incubator located on the 4th Floor of the Health Sciences Library. Participants will participate in anatomy visualization, VR technology, One Button Recording studio and 3D Printing with direct teaching examples.

When: September 8, 2023, 1:30 - 4 p.m. EST

Where: Prior Hall, 4th floor

376 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210

Register for the EdTech Incubator

Building Meaningful Mentoring Relationships

This session will provide fundamentals of initiating a mentoring relationship, determining expectations and navigating mentoring difficulties.

When: September 28, 2023, noon - 1 p.m. EST

Where: Online

Register for Building Meaningful Mentoring Relationships [external link]

Register for Building Meaningful Mentoring Relationships

Shared Insights Seminar Series

Shared Insights logo

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) proudly presents Shared Insights, a virtual seminar series exploring biomedical research at Ohio State. Join us to hear from OSUCCC core directors as they share how their core contributes to vital cancer research utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge science and expertise. In addition, cancer-focused super users will present the research that has been directly influenced by the featured core.

  • Clinical Treatment Unit and the Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory- September 12, 2023, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
  • Genomics Shared Resource - October 10, 2023, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
  • Pharmacoanalytical Shared Resource - October 24, 2023, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
  • Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource - November 7, 2023, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
More Information and Register for Shared Insights

WIMS (Women in Medicine and Science) Annual Town Hall

Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) at The Ohio State University College of Medicine will be hosting its Annual Town Hall in person. Please join us for a presentation and workshop by the Just Bloom School on building a professional narrative story followed by faculty roundtable discussions. All faculty in the College of Medicine are welcome.

When: September 19, 2023, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115

460 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

More Information and Register for WIMS Town Hall

2023 Health Equity Through Diversity Action and Learning Conference

Join experts from across the country and discover what communities, government organizations, universities and corporations can do to reduce health equity gaps.

When: October 13, 2023, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

October 14, 2023, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Ohio Union

1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210

More Information and Register for the Conference

20th Annual Mass Spectrometry Symposium

The Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium (OMSS 2023) provides an opportunity for academic and industrial researchers in the region to present their findings, share information, discuss research challenges and spark new collaborations in the field of mass spectrometry and its rapidly advancing applications and technologies.

When: October 18-19, 2023

Where: Ohio Union

1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210

More Information and Register for OMSS 2023

700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome: What Is It?

pregnant woman holding belly with doctor

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is a rare condition occurring in about 10-15% of twin or triplet pregnancies that share the placenta (monochorionic pregnancies). It occurs due to an imbalance in blood circulation between the twins, resulting in one baby transfusing a significant amount of blood to the other.

Read More About Twin to Twin Syndrome [external link]

Read More About Twin to Twin Transfusion
Nationwide Children' Hospital logo

External Funding Opportunities and Events

View All Open NIH Funding Opportunities 

Programs and Resources

REDCap logo, black R wearing a red cap.

REDCap Office Hours via Zoom

When: Every Monday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Every Wednesday, 1 - 3 p.m.

REDCap Training Resuming

The CCTS, in coordination with the Department of Research Information Technology (RIT), conducts monthly training sessions via Microsoft Teams.

There are four modules of training based on the role(s) a user will have within REDCap. Registration for each session opens two weeks prior to the session.

When: Last Wednesday of each month, noon - 1 p.m. EST

Zoom Link for Office Hours
Learn More About REDCap Training

This month's topic is REDCap Creative Uses 2.0.

The monthly topics will be posted on the REDCap blog.

Advance registration is requested.

When: Second Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m. - noon

Where: Zoom

Access the RECap Blog
Register for REDCap Grand Rounds
Image Description: NIH logo. White "NIH" in gray background with blue arrow, gray text below reads "National Institutes of Health."
pcori logo. Blue text with green and blue wisp.

Read about the latest translational science news, opportunities and announcements in the latest edition of the NCATS e-Newsletter and the NIH's Weekly Funding Notice.

NIH Funding Notice

Learn more about PCORI through their blog, video room, news releases and other resources.

PCORI News Hub
CCTS logo

Visit our website or click on the social media icons below to be directed to our social pages (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube).

Visit Our Website
Facebook  Twitter  Youtube  

Publications supported by the CCTS are required to cite The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Cite and Submit. Text below reads "Publications supported by the OSU CCTS must cite the CTSA grant number (UL1TR002733) and by law, be submitted to PubMed Center. For instructions, review the NIH Public Access Policy on the CCTS website." Below in gray text is the grant number: UL1TR002733
Learn More About Acknowledging the CCTS
Click Here to Become a Member of The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science.