CTSC Annual Pilot Award

Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 15, 2015

Available Funds: Up to $50,000 per project for up to one year of support

The CTSC Annual Pilot Program is for researchers to conduct innovative translational research projects focused on the invention, preclinical development and/or first in man studies of novel therapeutic agents, biomedical devices, and diagnostics designed to address unmet clinical needs. Funding is intended to facilitate development of enabling technologies; new therapeutic, diagnostic or outcomes assessment approaches and/or device; novel cross-disciplinary collaborative programs; and promote research in the community. Research which may create intellectual property is encouraged. If funding would enhance an existing non-federally funded project or enable a proposal to a federal agency for use of CTSC and CCTRP resources, the application would be considered. This pilot has few restrictions and allows for the hiring of personnel. Researchers new to clinical research, clinical research scholars, or experienced researchers who are moving into a new area of research are strongly encouraged to apply.

For questions contact:
CTSC Pilot Program Office:

7th Annual MMPC Course: Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research

Nov 10 – 14, 2014
Learn more about this course

1st Cleveland Clinic Beta Cell Therapy Symposium: Advances in Management of Diabetes

November 14-15, 2014 The Westin Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, OH
Register Today!

ACSM Annual Meeting May 26-30 in San Diego, California.

Call for Scientific and Clinical Case Abstracts Deadline: November 3, 2014 (11:59 p.m. PST)
Learn more about the submission process!

Save the Date! The City of Boston is Set to Welcome the 75th Scientific Sessions

June 5-9, 2015 Boston, MA
Abstract Submission Site Now Open!

Experimental Biology 2015 Boston

March 28-April 1 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Abstract Submission Now Open for EB 2015! Submit Your Abstract by November 6, 2014

The Endocrine Society Abstract Submission Site Opens

Mark Your Calendars for March 5-8, 2015
The deadline for abstract submission is November 12, 2014 1:00 PM ET. Learn more about the abstract submission process

The Obesity Society Abstract Submission Site Opens

Mark Your Calendars for May 1!
Submit your research for presentation at ObesityWeek 2014, Boston (11/2 - 7)

Bariatric Surgery Beneficial in Type 1 Diabetes

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EMI Research Day
April 25, 2014 3-6pm in NA5-08

  • Contact Josephine Chan 216-445-7488
  • Abstract Sub deadline April 1, 2014

Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative KL2 Post – Doctoral Clinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Opportunity

8th Annual Obesity Summit
Thursday October 16-17, 2013

  • The Obesity Summit traditionally draws a diverse mix of health care practitioners interested in discussing innovative solutions to the causes of obesity, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches. This year’s Summit features several innovative sessions designed to engage the audience and presenters. These include interactive workshops, a meet-the-professor luncheon, and an expert panel discussion. Supplementing these will be didactic and interactive sessions focusing on:
    • Obesity biology
    • New medical and surgical options
    • Lifestyle
    • Obesity and early development
  • Please visit for more information

Get Lost In Translation – The Metabolic Translational Research Center’s 1st Annual Fundraiser
Friday October 11, 2013

  • Invitation.pdf
  • 7pm – 10pm cocktail event at the Foundation House
  • Please call or email Jessica Omerza at 216-444-3955 or for additional information, to make a donation or purchase tickets.

Thursday June 6, 2013

  • The MTRC Research Fund is available to EMI and BMI Staff to support currently unfunded, novel, particularly innovative, disease-oriented projects that are in need of early data that would make them competitive for federal funding. Please contact Jessica Omerza at 216-444-3955 or with any questions.
    2013 MTRC Research Fund Competition.pdf

Obesity Research Day
Friday May 3, 2013

  • The Bariatric Surgery Group at the Cleveland Clinic, headed by Phil Schauer, is organizing its 8th Annual Obesity Research Day on Friday, May 3rd, 2013. The purpose of the meeting/conference is to promote collaboration and discussion between all specialties within the hospital and Research Institute that relate to obesity, as well as recruit new ideas from outside specialists in the obesity/metabolism field. Past conferences have had 80+ physicians/scientists from many different specialties represented. It is expected that there will be a similar attendance this year.
  • If you are interested in attending the 2013 Obesity Research Day or would like further information, please contact Marguarite Stephanopoulos at 216-445-0045 or

Metabolic seminar "Gastric vs. Intestinal Mechanisms in the Regulation of Body Weight and Glucose Homeostasis" by Dr. Francesco Rubino.
Thursday March 21st, 2013

  • 4:30pm in Lerner Research Institute, Room NE1-205, refreshments served at 4:15pm
  • Dr. Rubino is a candidate for the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute and is currently Director of the Diabetes Surgery Center and chief of GI medical surgery at NY Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Medical Center; he also holds an academic position as Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
  • For more information please contact Jessica Omerza at 216-444-3955 or

Metabolic Translational Research Center Overview
Friday March 1st, 2013

  • Dr. John Kirwan, Director of the Metabolic Translational Research Center – progress update on the MTRC 8:00 - 9:00 AM in NA1-142

Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute Research Day
Friday March 1, 2013

  • 12:30pm in NA5-08
  • A presentation of selected abstracts and manuscripts submitted by some of our Institute’s current fellows
  • Winners of oral presentations:
    • 1st place – David Mosinski "Roux‐en‐Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Prevents Diet‐Induced Hepatic Steatosis and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Liver of Obese Rats"
    • 2nd place – Divya Yogi Morren "Duration of type 2 diabetes, independent of age and metabolic status is a predictor of global cognitive decline"
    • 3rd place – Ali Aminian "Can diabetes be surgically cured? Long term metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus"
  • Winner of poster presentations:
    • Anny Mulya "Unpregulation of Pgc-1a and Fat Transpo *Rt/Oxidation Genes in Muscle is Linked to Improved Insulin Sensitivity Following a Lifestyle Intervention"