OCTOBER 2018 NEWS
Explore the CD2H Newsletter each month for the latest news about how we’re working together to accelerate innovation in translational science. This month we feature an informatics paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a new CD2H leadership group, recaps of recent Community Workgroup Meetings and a look at upcoming events. Thank you for your work in helping CD2H fulfill its mission.
CD2H SPOTLIGHT: FEATURED INFORMATICS PAPER
NEJM Publishes Ontologies Paper Authored by CD2H Leaders
Core to its mission, the CD2H develops and shares platforms, best practices and standards to maximize data quality, usability and interoperability. A new review article in the New England Journal of Medicine, authored by three members of the CD2H leadership team, explores how new computational methods for translating and connecting patient and reference data can help realize the promise of personalized medicine. Read the full review in this Oct. 11, 2018 NEJM Paper. Do you know of a bioinformatics paper we should feature in an upcoming newsletter? Submit your nomination here.
CTSA PI FOCUS GROUP
New PI Focus Group Convenes Key Leaders Across CTSAs
The CD2H is committed to widespread CTSA program engagement in order to build concrete solutions that address meaningful pain points. To achieve these objectives, we’ve recently formed a CD2H PI focus group comprising key leaders from within the CTSA community. The group’s role is to help us determine key needs and to help guide our initiatives. We thank them for their willingness to participate and look forward to our first in-person meeting with them later this month at the CTSA Fall meeting. Learn more and see the list of focus group members here.
Great Turnout, Input at First Community Workgroup Meetings
We are thrilled with the turnout and engagement at the first quarterly meetings of the Data and Software Community Workgroups, held in September. More than 95 people joined the Data Workgroup meeting and more than 80 participated in the Software Workgroup meeting. At both meetings, participants contributed valuable insights and ideas to shape future plans for these Workgroups. We’ve compiled notes from the meetings’ brainstorming sessions and are working through them now. You can view these notes and full meeting recaps by visiting our blog. Look for details on the upcoming People Community Workgroup meeting in the Events section below.
UPCOMING CD2H EVENTS
People, Expertise & Attribution
Community Workgroup Meeting
Oct 18 | 9a PT/12p ET
In this two-hour meeting, the CD2H will provide a brief summary of accomplishments then turn to you for your insights and suggestions. Your feedback will help inform the next phase of work.
CTSA Program Fall Meeting
We hope to see you at the “Opportunities for CTSA Program Hub Engagement with CD2H” presentation on Oct. 23 at the CTSA Program Fall Meeting.
People, Expertise & Attribution
Show and Tell
Nov 2 | 10a PT/1p ET
This Show and Tell will feature People Community Workgroup project leads sharing progress on their work. This will be a great opportunity for the CTSA community to learn about the exciting work underway and provide valuable input and feedback.