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We’re putting research under the microscope

Mark your calendar and plan to attend these exciting and informative lectures and special events at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio that showcase biomedical research into diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

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  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    Distance Learning - What is a Clinical Trial? with Josephine Chan, PhD, MBA. Director, Clinical Trials Unit, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals at Case Medical Center at 1:00 PM

    Learn about clinical trials and how they improve health and wellness. Highlighting local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

    The objective of the presentation is to discuss what is a clinical trial and why we conduct clinical trials. In addition, the presentation will also demystify common myths about clinical trials.

    Dr. Josephine Chan is the Director for the Clinical Trials Unit at Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland. She received her BA in Biological Science from the University of Chicago and MBA at Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She was awarded a PhD from Case Western Reserve University for her studies in the genetic susceptibility of testicular cancer. After a year as Post Doctoral Fellow in the Genetics department at Case Western Reserve University, Josephine decided to leave the science bench and venture into clinical research. She has over 9 years of clinical research experience including program, trial, and study subject management.

    Free to schools. Designed for students in grades 7 through 12, the BMT: STEM distance learning programs explore the links between diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Northeast Ohio medical researchers share their cutting edge approaches to disease prevention and management. BMT: STEM programs are aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Science, Mathematics, and Technology Content Standards and National Science Education Standards. Due to the nature of the health care industry, dates and speakers are subject to change. To register, please contact John Ramicone, NOTA Program Manager at WVIZ, 216-916-6260, or john.ramicone@ideastream.org.

  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    Speaker Series - What is a Clinical Trial? with Emily Collins, Quality Specialist, Clincal Trials Unit at Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals at 11:00 AM

    Learn about clinical trials and how they improve health and wellness. Highlighting local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. This presentation will explore the role of clinical trials in the development of new medical pharmaceuticals, devices, treatments, and diagnostic tools. We will discuss what is a clinical trial, why do we need them, and common myths surrounding clinical research.

    Emily Collins is a Quality Specialist for the Clinical Trials Unit at Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland. While her formal education was in music (B.A. and M.A. degrees from Case Western Reserve University), she has over 15 years experience in basic and clinical research. Emily joined the Seidman Cancer Center in 2005 and has held several different operational and management positions. In addition, Emily has served as a clinical trials consultant for the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), providing research development, regulatory, and operational guidance to military and academic research partners.

    No additional charge - Speaker Series Programs for students and schools, focusing on clinical trials. Learn about clinical trials and how they improve health and wellness. Highlighting local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease and their links to other diseases. To make reservations and integrate this unique opportunity into a GLSC field trip, contact 216-621-2400 (Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5:30 PM ).

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Health Careers Exploration Day at 10:00 AM

    Which healthcare career interests you? Find out at Health Careers Exploration Day. Interact with local healthcare professionals. Explore GLSC exhibits highlighting biomedical technology. Engage in hands-on activities to learn about medicine. Meet with local college representatives. Find out how you can start your future in Northeast Ohio's largest and fastest growing career sector.

    Panelists for 2014 Health Careers Exploration Day will include:

    - Kathy Rothenberg-James, Health Center Director, Cleveland Department of Public Health
    - Al Barker, MSIT, MCSE, Chief Information Officer, NEON Health Services, Inc.
    - LaTonya J. Carroll, MSN, CPNP-PC, FNP-C, Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Doctorate DNP/PhD Student, President, Graduate Student Nurse Association, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
    - Thomas Nowacki, CMI, Biomedical Artist, Interim Chair of Biomedical Art and Assistant Professor, The Cleveland Institute of Art
    - Samantha Perry, RN, RNFA, Perioperative Nurse, Cleveland Clinic
    - Representatives from the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC)

    Featured Organizations:

    REAL Program - Research Education Awareness and Learning (REAL) is a Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) program designed to educate the community about the importance of clinical research and subject participation. The REAL program team can be part of community events and initiatives. The team can provide presentations and materials, help answer questions regarding research, and explain ways to become a participant in clinical research studies.

    Cleveland Clinic Perioperative Nurses - Perioperative nursing is a nursing specialty that works with patients who are having operations or other invasive procedures. Perioperative nurses work closely with surgeons, nurse anesthetists and surgical technologists. They perform preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care primarily in operation rooms (OR).

  • Friday, February 20, 2015

    Speaker Series - Clinical Trials Helping Teens and Youth at 11:00 AM

    Learn about local clinical trials helping teens and youth with diabetes, obesity, and/or heart disease.

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Clinical Trials Information Day at 11:00 AM

    Learn about clinical trials and how they improve health and wellness. Highlighting local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Distance Learning - Clinical Trials Helping Teens and Youth at 1:00 PM

    Learn about local clinial trials helping teens and youth with diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

    Designed for students in grades 7 through 12, the BMT: STEM distance learning programs explore the links between diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Northeast Ohio medical researchers share their cutting edge approaches to disease prevention and management. BMT: STEM programs are aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Science, Mathematics, and Technology Content Standards and National Science Education Standards. Due to the nature of the health care industry, dates and speakers are subject to change. To register, please contact John Ramicone, NOTA Program Manager at WVIZ, 216-916-6260, or john.ramicone@ideastream.org.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Distance Learning - DNA Days: Genetics and Clinical Trials at 1:00 PM

    Find out how DNA, genetics, and molecular methods are an important part of clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

    Designed for students in grades 7 through 12, the BMT: STEM distance learning programs explore the links between diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Northeast Ohio medical researchers share their cutting edge approaches to disease prevention and management. BMT: STEM programs are aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Science, Mathematics, and Technology Content Standards and National Science Education Standards. Due to the nature of the health care industry, dates and speakers are subject to change. To register, please contact John Ramicone, NOTA Program Manager at WVIZ, 216-916-6260, or john.ramicone@ideastream.org.

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Speaker Series and National DNA Days Celebration - Genetics and Clinical Trials at 10:30 AM

    Celebrate DNA Days with us! Discover the inner workings of your genome with hands-on activities. extract your own DNA, build a double helix and use the tools of genetic science. Learn about DNA, genetics, and molecular methods used in local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Find out how you can make a difference through research.

    This is a two day event, April 24 (10:30 AM-1:00 PM) and April 24, 2015 (11:00 AM-3:00) at Great Lakes Science Center. Free program with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Advance reservations are required for school groups. Please call 216-621-2400 (M-F, 9 AM to 5:30 PM) and ask your reservationist for times and details.

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015

    National DNA Days Celebration - Genetics and Clinical Trials at 11:00 AM

    Celebrate DNA Days with us! Discover the inner workings of your genome with hands-on activities. extract your own DNA, build a double helix and use the tools of genetic science. Learn about DNA, genetics, and molecular methods used in local clinical trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Find out how you can make a difference through research.

    This is a two day event, April 24 (10:30 AM-1:00 PM) and April 24, 2015 (11:00 AM-3:00) at Great Lakes Science Center. Free program with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Advance reservations are required for school groups. Please call 216-621-2400 (M-F, 9 AM to 5:30 PM) and ask your reservationist for times and details.

  • Friday, May 1, 2015

    National Lab Day Celebration at 10:30 AM

    Become a medical laboratory or research technician for a day. Discover how medical laboratory professionals are involved in clincial trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Explore medical testing methods used to diagnose disease and conduct medical research. Visit with representative from local medical institutions to learn about laboratory careers. Hands-on activites.

    Join us on Friday, May 1, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM or Saturday, May 2, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free program with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Advance reservations are required for school groups. Please call 216-621-2400 (M-F, 9 AM to 5:30 PM) and ask your reservationist for times and details.

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015

    National Lab Day Celebration at 11:00 AM

    Become a medical laboratory or research technician for a day. Discover how medical laboratory professionals are involved in clincial trials studying diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Explore medical testing methods used to diagnose disease and conduct medical research. Visit with representative from local medical institutions to learn about laboratory careers. Hands-on activites.

    Join us on Friday, May 1, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM or Saturday, May 2, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free program with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Advance reservations are required for school groups. Please call 216-621-2400 (M-F, 9 AM to 5:30 PM) and ask your reservationist for times and details.