Registration open for webinar about creating research coalitions

October 22, 2020

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute presents “Collaboration Across Borders: Creating Coalitions in a Fragmented World” at its next Translational Science Seminar Series webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 12. 

Lara Bloom, president of The Ehlers-Danlos Society and academic affiliate professor of practice in patient engagement and global collaboration at Penn State College of Medicine, will present. Bloom will share how to build research coalitions with healthcare providers, patients and awareness groups, like the Ehlers-Danlos Society. While using the example of rare disease research, Bloom’s discussion will offer practical lessons learned about uniting around a common goal.

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute supported work related to Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, a group of rare disorders of connective tissues, through its Bridges to Translation Pilot Grant Program. Rebecca Bascom and Jane Schubart conducted two separate pilot projects concerning the disease. 

Registration is required. The webinar is open to all University faculty and staff.

The Translational Science Seminar Series: Bench to Bedside and Beyond encourages an engaged translational science workforce through panel discussions and practical application information.

For details about Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and how its tools and services can help translational research be more efficient and promote collaboration, visit

Last Updated October 22, 2020