Courtesy Postings

Interested in Creating Better Solutions in Healthcare?
Workshop on Healthcare Innovation through Design Thinking

Saturday, Sept. 22 or Sept. 29
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Leichtag Auditorium

Open to residents, fellows or faculty working within UC San Diego Health Sciences

See pdf flyer for more details and RSVP information

OHRP Exploratory Workshop: Meeting New Challenges in Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Livestream: Friday, September 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT*
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No registration required - International viewing supported

The HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Exploratory Workshop is a new initiative to provide a forum for intellectual exchange within the research community on important issues related to human subjects protections. The workshop will bring together experts from diverse perspectives to discuss challenges for informed consent and innovative ways to address them. We anticipate that panel discussions will involve only invited speakers and moderators.


  1. Laying the groundwork for meaningful informed consent
  2. Effectively presenting information to facilitate high-quality decision-making
  3. Pragmatic clinical trials (PCT) – challenges and innovations in getting informed consent
  4. Delivery room research and the challenges for informed consent
  5. Closing: Moderators panel

Additional information is available on the workshop webpage.

*For those unable to watch the Livestream due to time zone differences, the video and summary reports will be made available on the workshop website a few weeks after the event.

American Cancer Society Seed Grants for Junior Investigators

Up to six seed grants will be awarded, for up to $30,000 per award.

Applications are due electronically by 5 P.M., September 17, 2018. Grants will be awarded in the fall of 2018.

Applications for ACS seed grants must demonstrate a clear relevance to cancer, and investigators with a history of cancer-relevant research will be favored. Other than NIH K series or career development grants solely intended for salary, applicants can have no current support from the national agencies (foundation grants are acceptable provided they are not the result of national-peer-reviewed competition and support different projects). Applicants must be independent and have a commitment from UC San Diego for salary and space.

To review the full application criteria and to access the application form, go to the following link:

Applications must be submitted electronically through this link.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Sedman, Ext. 7-6952 or

OptumLabs and UC Health

The University of California and UnitedHealth Group have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate and work strategically to improve healthcare. One aspect of the strategic relationship is the research collaboration with OptumLabs, a data-driven research and discovery center, with a focus on working with OptumLabs data sets, analytical tools and collaborations to advance clinical research and translation. OptumLabs is an open, collaborative center for research and innovation focused on improving patient care and value. Its comprehensive real-world data with over 160 million de-identified lives across claims and clinical information contains a rich, linked dataset that can be used to conduct broad or narrow investigations on populations and unique subsets within them.

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