Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV)

We are a cross-Grounds and cross-State partnership that facilitates collaborative clinical and translational research.  

Our primary focus areas include the integration of data to facilitate health research and improve the health of the Commonwealth, as well as education and career development for clinical and translational researchers.

We are delighted to announce that our statewide collaboration, iTHRIV, received CTSA funding from NIH/NCATS.  iTHRIV partners include UVA, Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, and Inova Health System, and affiliate partners Licensing and Ventures Group and Center for Open Science. 

Read more about iTHRIV, our partners, and our work here.

NIH Proposal Development Workshop Series

Sponsored by ResearchNet and iTHRIV

Offered February, March, and early April, 2019

This is a FREE training series in NIH proposal development sponsored by ResearchNet and the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV)!  This series is designed to assist faculty and staff to navigate the various components of an NIH grant proposal through a series of online training courses.  Training is provided via “live” webinars (which participants can access from their own computers or participate in a hosted group session) as well as on-demand enduring training offerings.

See details in attached flyer or see information in the iTHRIV portal:  Sign up now as space is limited!

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  Upcoming Events

Open House – UVA Center for Engineering in Medicine and UVA Link Lab @ Link Lab, Olsson Hall at UVA
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day


Wednesday, March 20: Demonstrations & Networking

1 p.m.: Demos from Link Lab faculty and Industry Partners (open to all)

5 p.m.: Networking Social with Drinks and Light Fare in the Link Lab Arena (RSVP’s only)

Thursday, March 21: Reseach Showcase & Industry Forum

Research Showcase 

8 a.m.: Opening Remarks

9 a.m.: Industry Panel and Discussion on the Future of Multidisciplinary Engineering – “How Do We Educate the Cyber-Physical Systems Engineer of the Future?”

10 a.m.: Student Showcase – Flash Talks from our Student Researchers

11 a.m.: Open Demo and Poster Session

Industry Forum 

Noon: Networking Lunch

1 p.m.: Industry Panels and Talks
Three parallel tracks available: Smart Health, Smart Cities and Autonomous Systems

  • SMART HEALTH –  The Promises and Challenges of Digital/Smart Health: Data, Design and Interoperability
  • SMART CITIES –  “What and Why?” A Smart City Foundation for All Communities
  • AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS – “Can We Identify AI ‘Blind Spots’?” Towards Dependable, Trusted, and Safe Autonomous Systems

4:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks in the Link Lab Arena

5:30 p.m.: Informal Meetup (location TBD)

The Open House will be held at the Link Lab which is located at UVA’s Olsson Hall, (on the second floor),151 Engineer’s Way Charlottesville, VA 22904. More information about directions and parking can be found here.
UVA Health Sciences Library Workshop: Introduction to R @ UVA Claude Moore Health Sciences Library - Carter Classroom
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

UVA Health Sciences Library Workshop
Introduction to R

This workshop is directed towards participants who have little or no experience with statistical computing or programming. R is an open source language that can be used for a variety of computational purposes. This class will introduce R in the context of its data manipulation and visualization capabilities. Via interactive demonstrations, students will learn the basics of creating variables, using functions, accessing documentation, loading packages, importing data and plotting.

Date:  Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time:  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location:  Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Instructor:  Marieke Jones

Click here to register

Charlottesville Women in Data Science Conference
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
UVA Health Sciences Library Workshop: Essential Skills for Data in Excel @ UVA Claude Moore Health Sciences Library - Carter Classroom
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

UVA Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Workshops
Essential Skills for Data in Excel

Date:  Friday, March 22, 2019
Time:  9:00am – 11:00am
Location:  Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Instructor:  Andrea Denton

Do you feel like you could be more efficient working with your spreadsheet data? This introductory class is for anyone – clinical or non-clinical – who is working with Excel and would like to learn more about using it for data analysis. We will use Excel tools such as filtering, conditional formatting, lookups, basic Pivot Tables, and other techniques to merge datasets from different exports, explore your data, and do basic reports. In addition, we’ll discuss what to do when you are given “messy” data, and how to clean it up to make it easier to work with. This class will be led in Excel 2013.

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Data Science Institute: Distinguished Lecture Series
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Data Science Institute Biomedical Data Science Series: NHLBI Data STAGE & Secure access to sensitive data @ Ruffner Hall, Room G006
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Data Science Institute Biomedical Data Science Series

NHLBI Data STAGE & Secure access to sensitive data

Stan Ahalt, PhD, Professor, Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill, and Director, North Carolina Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)

Stan Ahalt, PhD

Monday, March 25, 2019
12 pm to 1 pm
Ruffner Hall, Room G006


Building Bridges Lecture: Madhav Marathe, PhD @ The Rotunda Dome Room
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Building Bridges Lecture: Madhav Marathe, PhD

Advancing the Practice of Transdisciplinary Research: Disasters, Bio-Threats, and Social Behavior

Given the complexity of current societal change, impactful action is anticipated to come from insights that span multiple academic disciplines and gain support across a range of interest groups within society. Advancing the art and practice of transdisciplinary work requires learning how to remove institutional barriers to collaboration, the development of collaborative technologies, and dedicated staff to facilitate activities. Join us as Madhav Marathe, PhD, shares his experience as the inaugural Building Bridges lecturer.


Livestream available via this link.

The seminar will be followed by a networking reception from 5-6PM in the Colonnade Club.

RSVP required via this link

Madhav Marathe is the division director of the Network Systems Science & Advanced Computing (NSSAC) Division at the Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative, and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. He has published more than 300 research articles in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and books, and has over twenty-five years of experience in project leadership and technology development. His research interests are in network science, foundations of computing, Artificial Intelligence, human and engineered intelligence at scale, computational epidemiology, socially coupled system science, and high performance computing. Before joining UVA, he held positions at Virginia Tech and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, SIAM, and AAAS, and was the 2011 Inaugural George Michael Distinguished Scholar at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

UVA (Academic) Talent Development Workshop: Bridging the Generation Gap @ 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
Mar 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

UVA (Academic) Talent Development Workshop

Bridging the Generation Gap

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 8:30am to 11:30am
Location: Old Ivy Road, Room 189

Facilitator: Lisa Harris
Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Team Members, and Leaders

The goal of this course is to build a better understanding of the multiple generations in the workplace. Participants will learn to strengthen and enhance their team’s ability to improve communication by discussing the stereotypes and characteristics for each generation currently in the workforce. Participants will also discover new ways to leverage generational assets and drive organizational results.

Enrollment Information
Registration for this class will occur in Workday. If you wish to enroll, you will be able to do so by the end of January 2019.

UVA Health Sciences Library Workshop: Predictive Analytics with R @ UVA Claude Moore Health Sciences Library - Carter Classroom
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

UVA Health Sciences Library Workshop
Predictive Analytics with R

This class will provide hands-on instruction for using machine learning algorithms to predict a disease outcome. We will cover data cleaning, feature extraction, imputation, and using a variety of models to try to predict disease outcome. We will use resampling strategies to assess the performance of predictive modeling procedures such as Random Forest, stochastic gradient boosting, elastic net regularized regression (LASSO), and k-nearest neighbors. We will also demonstrate demonstrate how to forecast future trends given historical infectious disease surveillance data using methodology that accounts for seasonality and nonlinearity.

Prerequisites: This is not a beginner R class. Familiarity with R, installing/using packages, importing/saving results, expertise with data manipulation using dplyr and visualization with ggplot2 are all required.

Date:  Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time:  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location:  Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Instructor:  David Martin

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NIH Proposal Development Workshop Series: Part 6 – Transitions and Renewals @ Webinar (viewing locations to be announced)
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Full Calendar

Research Concierge @ the Library

Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to noon

The Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV) serves as the “front door” for researchers and study teams at the University of Virginia to provide education and services to facilitate clinical and translational research, including data modeling, basic science, animal, clinical, and outcomes research. The SOM Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides support services for the planning, implementation and management of clinical research studies. Together THRIV and the CTO are offering Research Concierge Services at the Health Sciences Library.


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