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Translational Medicine and Science Symposium
September 22, 2021 - September 23, 2021
The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) is holding a virtual symposium on September 22–23, 2021. The goal of the symposium is to bring together research from the NJ ACTS academic communities of Rutgers, Princeton, and NJIT to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative partnerships.
The two-day event will feature a poster session as well as four sessions on the following topics:
• inclusion, diversity, and equity in artificial intelligence and machine learning
• social and environmental determinants of health in the urban setting
• clinical trial science after a pandemic
• biomarker exploration in the heterogeneity of disease
Each topical session will include a keynote by an internationally recognized researcher and two presentations from within the NJ ACTS community. Download the session descriptions.
Kirthana Sharma, senior research manager at Rutgers Global Health Institute, will be among the presenters during the poster session. Sharma and Andrew Ndlovu, a lecturer in the University of Botswana’s Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, will present a poster on the overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in solid tumors, such as breast cancer and lung cancer in the southern African country of Botswana. This pilot study, which found that nearly 40 percent of the samples were positive, highlights the potential for such patients to benefit from molecular-directed therapy. Currently, low- and middle-income countries such as Botswana have limited access to this kind of therapy.
There will be additional opportunities for networking and for learning about the NJ ACTS cores and the resources and services they can provide. The symposium will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on September 22, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 23.