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Text of email sent to Clare Tempany (meant for all of us!):
"Congratulations on being the recipient institution of a National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) bestowed Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) for 2008. The CTSA program creates an academic home for the discipline of clinical and translational science at institutions across the country. This consortium currently has 38 academic health centers located throughout the nation; by 2012, 60 such institutions will be linked together to energize the discipline of clinical and translational science.
A major goal of the CTSA initiative is to encourage member institutions to form collaborative alliances in efforts to exchange ideas, thus expediting the progression of research from bench top to clinic. The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), in conjunction with the Duke Translational Medicine Institute's (DTMI) Imaging Core, has made it a priority to stimulate and facilitate quantitative imaging. Increased awareness and use of quantitative imaging will benefit clinical practice. Supporting the CTSA is one venue by which the RSNA/DTMI can motivate the radiology research culture and help improve the imaging research infrastructure.
The RSNA is pleased to provide support for this effort by coordinating CTSA imaging working group bi-monthly conference calls, meetings, periodic site reports, exchange of information about problems and solutions, and development of subcommittees, all of which serve as a model for the CTSA efforts.
Bi-monthly CTSA working group conference calls are held on the 3rd Monday of even months, at 4pm EASTERN time. The schedule for the remainder of 2008 follows:
June 23 (only 4th Monday scheduled) August 18 October 20 December 15
Your institution is encouraged to participate in these CTSA imaging working groups. If there is someone else that you believe would be more appropriate as contact person for such CTSA-site activity, please forward this email or let Joe Koudelik (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the RSNA know.
Please contact Daniel Sullivan, MD (email@example.com) for any CTSA imaging working group questions you may have. Thank you for your support and participation.
Sent on behalf of Daniel Sullivan, MD, RSNA Science Advisor
-- Joseph Koudelik Manager, Biomarkers Program RSNA Dept of Scientific Affairs 820 Jorie Blvd Oak Brook IL 60523-2251 Phone: 630.368.7899 Fax: 630.571.7837 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Meeting Minutes (use these pages to collect agenda items for our representatives to bring up)
new email: 7/28/08 Dear Dr. Tempany,
Thank you for your support and participation of the CTSA Imaging Working Group. I have added you to our email distribution list so you will be informed of upcoming conference calls, meetings, and any materials for distribution. The working group (main, or overall group) is open to all those interested, as well as four CTSA Subgroups which focus on specific imaging-related topics associated with (1) Education, (2) Imaging Informatics, (3) Development/Management of Core Resources and Centers, (4) Clinical Trials and (5) Quantification (under development).
Please let me know if you have any questions concerning these workgroups or call schedules.
-- Joseph Koudelik Manager, Biomarkers Program RSNA Dept of Scientific Affairs 820 Jorie Blvd Oak Brook IL 60523-2251 Phone: 630.368.7899 Fax: 630.571.7837 Email: email@example.com