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ICTS Announces Grand Rounds and Clinical Research Unit Open House

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) invites members of the University of Iowa community to join us for Grand Rounds on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 1:00 pm in Med Alumni Auditorium (E331-GH). John Spertus, MD, MPH, FACC, will present, “The Ultimate Goal of Translational Research – Improving the Quality of Medical Decision-Making and Care.”

Dr. Spertus is the Lauer/Missouri Endowed Chair and Professor at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, as well as the Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Education and Outcomes Research at the Mid America Heart Institute.

 The presentation will be followed by the grand opening of the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at 3:00 pm (2 Boyd Tower). Tours of the CRU will be conducted between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

 The CRU provides the state-of-the-art equipment, experienced personnel, and professional environment necessary to conduct quality clinical and translational research at the University of Iowa. It is an important component of the ICTS, the academic home of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award at the University of Iowa. The mission of the ICTS is to advance clinical and translational science by bringing together the University and the community in a multidisciplinary research and training environment to improve the health and well being of Iowans and people worldwide.

 The ICTS provides accommodation for individuals with disabilities to ensure everyone has equal access to our resources, activities, and training. Please contact Dori Hinson at (319) 356-7973 or for any accommodation requests.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 13:00 to 14:00