The virtual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) retreat hosted by Indiana University Bloomington will take place on Thursday, April 22. The theme will be, “Addressing mental health in Indiana: From community needs to bench science discoveries.”
A tentative agenda is below.
Welcome and introduction
8:45-8:50 AM Welcome — Jeff Zaleski, PhD, Interim Vice Provost for Research, IU Bloomington; Joel Ybe, PhD, Indiana CTSI Navigator, IU Bloomington
8:50-9:10 AM “What the Indiana CTSI Has to Offer to Promote Research” — Sharon Moe, MD, and Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH, Indiana CTSI co-directors, IU School of Medicine
9:10-9:30 AM “The Goals of CTSAs in Mental Health Research and Implementation” — Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Meeting federal and state challenges
9:30-10:00 AM “The State of Dementia in Indiana and What Communities Are Doing to Address It” — Sarah Renner, MPH, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration; Natalie Sutton, MPA, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter; and Dustin Ziegler, CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions
10:00-10:30 AM “Impact of Neonatal Fitness on Children Cognitive Development” — Taha Ben Saad, MD, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
10:30-11:00 AM “NIA Research Update: Dementia Science, Policy, and Practice”— Melinda Kelley, PhD, National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
11:00-11:15 AM Break
IU Bloomington research activities
11:15-11:30 AM “A New Cognitive Neuroscience Lab in Kenya: Understanding Neurocognitive Function in Children Born to Mothers with HIV” – Megan McHenry, MD, IU School of Medicine
11:30-11:45 AM “Using Memory Search and fMRI to Study Cerebellar Mechanisms of Thought Disorder” – Peter Todd, PhD, IU Bloomington
11:45 AM-12:00 PM “Psychology of Sexual Assault: Psychological Correlates of Sexual Aggression Perpetration” – Zoë Peterson, PhD, IU Bloomington School of Education and Kinsey Institute
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch time activity – IU Bloomington Core Facilities and Q&A sessions
12:30-12:45 PM “Even a Small Hit Matters: Acute and Chronic Subconcussive Neural Injury” – Keisuke Kawata, PhD, IU Bloomington School of Public Health
Immunity, Mental Health, and Outlook
12:45-1:15 PM “Immune Alterations and Psychiatric Disorders” – Shin-ichi Kano, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
1:15-1:45 PM “Opportunities in Translation: An NIMH Perspective” – Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health
1:45-2:00 PM Closing Remarks — Jeff Zaleski, PhD, Interim Vice Provost for Research, IU Bloomington
On the 4th Thursday of every other month in 2021, WISE Indiana will host Monthly Mingle networking sessions. These discussions are intended to be casual and collaborative – participants can go for a walk or eat lunch while engaging in the networking session!
On May 27, Ashley Clark, Director of the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at Indiana University, will discuss the value of CSR and survey methodology to enhance research.
WISE Indiana is a partnership between the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Monon Collaborative and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to engage Indiana’s nationally-recognized academic experts to evaluate and inform Indiana practices, programs and policies. This partnership aligns with and furthers the visions of both organizations by facilitating timely, high-quality evidence-informed research, evaluation and analysis to the benefit of all Hoosiers.