LA CaTS Scholars’ Research Showcased at Translational Science 2022

We would like to give a special acknowledgement to our Roadmap Scholars and Professional Development Core for attending the 2022 Translational Science (ACTS) Meeting on April 20-22nd in Chicago, Illinois. Our Roadmap Scholars were able to showcase their research and network with other researchers from around the country. This year’s meeting focus was “Transformational Translational Science: Opportunity for Success”. Congratulations to our Professional Development team and scholars who represented the LA CaTS Center IDeA-CTR so well!

The Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) was founded in 2009 to support the needs of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program. ACTS is committed to providing its members a platform for advancing the discipline of clinical and translational science with which it relates to improving human health.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Research: Supports multi-dimensional, cross-cutting research that encompasses multidisciplinary investigative teams from many different subspecialty areas.
  • Education: Serves as an academic home for trainees, junior faculty and senior scientists to disseminate new developments in the design and conduct of clinical and translational research.
  • Advocacy: Advocates at the local, state, and federal levels to coordinate public policy, and private and government funding.
  • Mentoring: Provides a forum to share studies, promote best practices, and optimize professional relationships among trainees and mentors.

Posters Presented at Translational Science 2022

Crystal Zheng, MD (Tulane University)
Prevalence and Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Amenorrhea Among Women Survivors of the 2014 – 2016 Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone


Maria Sanchez-Pino, MSc, PhD (LSU Health New Orleans)
“Revealing the epigenetic signature in obesity-induced MDSC and its association with comorbidities and weight loss”

Kara Marlatt, PhD, MPH (Pennington Biomedical)
“It just seems like people are talking about menopause, but nobody has a solution”: A qualitative exploration of menopause experiences and preferences for weight management among Black women