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Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Community-wide Meeting
on Clinical and Translational Science Award 
November 13, 2007, Volume 54, No. 12



A year ago Penn, CHOP, the Wistar Institute and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia were awarded a Clinical and Translational Science Award by the NIH. Together with the commitment by the institutions, this award approximates $100 million over a 5-year period. The academic home for this award is the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT). Considerable effort has been invested over the past year towards creating infrastructure and educational programs of relevance to the broad, cross-campus community. These can be accessed by becoming a member of ITMAT at www.itmat.upenn.edu.

We felt that it was timely to hold a meeting for the broad community so that you can determine whether opportunities for program funding, core utilization and/or education are of relevance to you and your colleagues. On November 20, this Community-wide Meeting on the CTSA will be followed by an afternoon workshop sponsored by the ITMAT Chemical Biology in Translation (CBIT) center. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce you to the high throughput screening facilities on campus, and why and how you might use them. Dr. Garret A. FitzGerald, McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and director of ITMAT, will present an Introduction to ITMAT and the CTSA. A number of distinguished external speakers will also contribute to this program. Please join us for both the CTSA meeting which begins at 9 a.m. and the CBIT workshop which will follow on Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m.; both will be held in the  Biomedical Research Building’s Auditorium.

—Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Almanac - November 13, 2007, Volume 54, No. 12