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Congratulations to Sudhir Raju, CTIS, Inc. and NCI/CTEP team!

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Ms. Bharti Shah to Chief Executive Officer

Today announced the promotion of Ms. Bharti Shah to Chief Executive Officer. She will have the primary responsibility of overseeing CTIS’ business operations and development for growth opportunities and initiatives. She will continue providing leadership, coordination and day-to-day management for business operations and direct the back-office overseeing the Accounting department, employee well-being along with the HR team.

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Mr. Bill Yarnoff, Executive Vice President of Growth

Yarnoff, is a veteran of the technology marketplace, having held executive positions with numerous solution providers to the federal government. He has held leadership roles in direct sales, sales support, strategic partnership and alliance development, go-to-market strategy formulation, project and portfolio management, corporate branding, training, and related initiatives. Most recently, Bill led the formation and launch of the ACEL360 accelerator for Federal Government contractors. Prior to that, he launched the Meridian International Institute, the revenue-generating arm of the Meridian Global Leadership Institute.

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Mr. Sudhir Raju, President and Chief Operating Officer

Rockville, MD – May 21, 2018 – CTIS, Inc., a health informatics company, today announced the promotion of Sudhir Raju to President and Chief Operating Officer. He will have the primary responsibility of overseeing CTIS’s client projects of delivering health informatics solutions including operations, information technology, best practices and account growth. He will also direct the back-office supporting functions including Human Resources and Accounting. In addition, he will serve as the Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program’s Enterprise System (CTEP-ESYS) program, developing cancer clinical trials informatics solutions for NCI, National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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CTIS Awarded the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC)

February 21, 2017 – CTIS is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) base ordering period will span over the next five years with the potential for optional years through 2026.

About the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract: SPARC is a multiple award, IDIQ, performance-based contract. A cost-effective, innovative solution, SPARC is available to all components within CMS and all Health and Human Services (HHS) operating divisions to procure information technology (IT) system development services from end to end.

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/CMS-Information-Technology/SPARC/index.html

CTIS in Partnership with JHU and BJGMC launches a Mobile Care Van in India to Deliver Health Services

July 25, 2016—CTIS in partnership with The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) in Baltimore, Maryland and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC) in Pune, India launched a custom designed Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic in Pune, India. The mobile clinic will deliver healthcare services and wellness counseling as well as facilitate tuberculosis screening and research funded by Indian government and NIH in the state of Maharashtra in India. Innovative approaches that augment traditional service delivery are needed, such as mobile clinical care, to begin to address healthcare shortcomings. Read the article from Times of India and view the interior description of the van in this video.

Maharashtra is among India’s top regions for cases of both drug-sensitive and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and the service area for the clinic comprises a population of 7 million people that includes the city of Pune and surrounding villages. The mobile clinic is equipped with radiology technology, lab equipment, and a patient examination room. The vehicle will also offer tuberculosis screening, diagnostics, and treatment services for patients. “We are highly committed to affecting broad changes in India’s ability to address serious health issues,” said CTIS CEO Raj Shah, “CTIS is pleased to provide a tool that can be used to deliver care where it’s needed most.”

CCGHE Director Dr. Bob Bollinger noted “This effort is about improving the medical care that very sick people receive in an area that has limited healthcare resources. Raj and Bharti Shah are providing a tangible solution to address the problem of access to healthcare, and we hope their incredible generosity will encourage others to support our mission to save and improve the lives of Indian adults and children.”

About the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE): is dedicated to improving health outcomes in resource-limited communities by training, supporting, and empowering in-country healthcare providers and health researchers to develop and lead advancements in clinical research, practice, and policy.

CTIS, Inc. Appraised At CMMI Level 3

June 28, 2016—CTIS is proud to announce that the Health Informatics Solutions (HIS) Group has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by SPA Enterprise Services.

CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time. Refer to the results on the Published Appraisal Results System (PARS).

About CMMI® Institute CMMI Institute (CMMIInstitute.com) is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, health services, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers.

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CTIS participates at the 2015 APM Annual Meeting

CTIS is proud to support and participate at the 2015 Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA from November 11 to November 14, 2015. This conference focuses on “The Art and Science of Communication in Psychosomatic Medicine”. The art of communication revolves around how we interact with our patients, our colleagues, as well as the world at large. The science focuses on our knowledge base, studies and research. The meeting provides a stimulating program which will touch on these varied aspects of communication. Please visit the APM site for more information.

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CTIS is awarded the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Informatics and Computer Support Task Order

CTIS is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a task order under the CIO-SP3 contract for the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Informatics and Computer Support beginning September 15, 2015 by National Cancer Institute (NCI). This task order will span over for the next 7 years. CTIS has been working on the CTEP informatics contract for the last 25 years. The purpose of this task order is to provide development, enhancement, maintenance, and integration support for the CTEP – Enterprise System (CTEP- ESYS) including work that involves other systems that are dependent on or integrated with the CTEP-ESYS.

About Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP): The mission of the CTEP is to improve the lives of cancer patients by finding better ways to treat, control and cure cancer. CTEP accomplishes this mission by funding an extensive national program of cancer research and by sponsoring clinical trials to evaluate new anti-cancer agents, with a particular emphasis on translational research to elucidate molecular targets and mechanisms of drug effects.

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CTIS participated at the 2015 GWAC ACT-IAC Forum

CTIS exhibited and participated at the 2015 Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) The American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Forum that was held in Washington, D.C. This conference discussed how the GWACs are structured to accomplish innovation and best practices around more Government engagement with Industry. The conference also focused on how GWACs brings uncompromising program delivery through quality IT Services during each stage of the acquisition process. Please visit ACT-IAC site for more information.

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CTIS participates at the SBMT’s 12th Annual World Brain Mapping Conference

CTIS was invited by Dr. James Ecklund, Chairman of the Inova Neuroscience Institute to participate with Inova at The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT’s) 12th Annual Congress scheduled for March 6-8, 2015 in Los Angeles. Our session discussed “Metadata and Military Medicine” which was chaired by Dr. James Ecklund and Dr. Babak Kateb. During this session, CTIS presented on “The Integration of Social Media in Big Data Collection”. This conference brings together physicians, scientists, policy makers, funding agencies and industry to further the advances and applications in brain and spinal cord mapping and image guided therapies.

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CTIS’ CEO and CAO receive an award from the Inova Health Foundation

On March 3rd, CTIS’ CEO (Raj Shah) and CAO (Bharti Shah) received an award from the Inova Health Foundation, a community-based, not-for-profit healthcare provider. Inova Health Foundation works with individuals, corporations and foundations in the community to assure that everyone has access to healthcare. The award was provided for their generous support to Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics and Inova Neurosciences and Spine Institute which has made a significant difference in:

  • - Supporting critical research around complex neurological conditions involving brain, spine and nervous system
  • - Supporting patient education at the transplant center
  • - Supporting education for the nurses
  • - Conducting research that benefits transplant patients
  • - Securing new equipment, including iPads for the patients
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    CTIS’ CEO and CAO meet with President Barack Obama

    On February 20th, CTIS’ CEO, Mr. Raj Shah, and CAO, Ms. Bharti Shah were invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with a small group of 18 people to meet with President Barack Obama. President Obama discussed healthcare, environmental and global economics. The White House has requested a follow-up meeting to discuss health disparities and other issues.

    CTIS participates as a Platinum Sponsor at the International Conference on Radiation Biology (ICRB) 2014

    CTIS is proud to participate as a Platinum Sponsor at the International Conference on Radiation Biology (ICRB) 2014 that will be hosted by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, India, from the 11th to the 13th of November. CTIS will support the special session "The Quantitative Imaging Network: Role of Quantitative Imaging in Radiation Therapy" coordinated by Dr. Pushpa Tandon from NIH, USA. The conference encompasses all the major disciplines of radiation sciences and highlights important research areas such as, induction of an effective anti-tumor response by boosting the immune system; prevention, assessment and treatment of radiation injuries; strategies for developing medical countermeasures against ionizing radiations. Please visit ICRB 2014 for more information.

    CTIS’ CEO provides patient perspective as a visiting professor for Johns Hopkins University

    CTIS’ CEO, Mr. Raj Shah, visiting professor for Johns Hopkins University (JHU) was invited to participate in the TIME-Global Health Course on chronic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The course, which allows medical students both in India and in the U.S. to compare, contrast, and discuss the experience of patients with heart disease in both those countries, discusses the genetics, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of heart disease among South Asians in the two targeted countries. The webcast included student participation from BJ Government Medical College, Pune, India; Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; DY Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India; and CTIS, Inc., Rockville, Maryland.

    Mr. Shah, as a recent heart transplant patient, provided patient perspective on the challenges and opportunities for the U.S., India, and beyond. He discussed the risk factors for diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease among South Asians, how to engage the healthcare system for NCD diagnosis and clinical care, and the intersection of Western and South Asian traditions. He also remarked on the need for patient education, importance of social determinants of health, the data-empowered patient and the prevention and expansion of primary care. Please visit this link to hear his thoughts.

    CTIS Partners with Hortonworks as a Hadoop Systems Integrator and Consultant

    CTIS partners with Hortonworks as a Hadoop systems integrator and consultant. Hortonworks is an open source software provider to develop, distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. This will provide an open and stable foundation for CTIS to build and deploy big data solutions. CTIS researches and analyzes clinical trial data sets using Apache Hadoop and Hortonworks tools to identify patterns and trends that would help improve efficiency and effectiveness of the clinical trials. Please visit Horton Works for more information

    CTIS participates at The Children’s Inn at NIH Event

    As CTIS’ corporate social responsibility commitment, we are pleased to participate as one of the Grammy Sponsors at The Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Event, An Evening For Hope. An Evening For Hope. For the more than 23 years, The Children's Inn at NIH has continued to serve the needs of children and their families suffering from life threatening illnesses.

    CTIS’ CEO appointed as the Member of the Board for Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

    CTIS is pleased to announce that its CEO, Mr. Raj Shah, has accepted the invitation to join the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Board of Directors as of September 4th. Mr. Shah’s shares the same vision as IHV: to combine the disciplines of basic science, epidemiology, and clinical research in a concerted effort to speed the discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics for a wide variety of chronic and deadly viral and immune disorders.

    The IHV, University of Maryland, School of Medicine was established to create and develop a world-class center of excellence focusing on chronic viral diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, and virally-linked cancers. The IHV is dedicated to the discovery, research, treatment, and prevention of these diseases. Its unique structure seeks to connect cohesive, multi-disciplinary research and clinical programs so that new treatments are streamlined from discovery to patient. The IHV serves patients locally and the scientific community globally.

    CTIS sponsors a scholarship program to connect GVN centers

    CTIS, as a founding partner of International Spirit of Healing (ISOH), sponsors a scholarship program called ‘The Rina Shah Short-Term Exchange Program (STEP)’ to better connect the Global Virus Network (GVN) Centers. The program offers opportunities in skill-building and in developing collaborations between emerging medical virologists with the goal of maintaining and increasing their interest in medical virology as a career. This program will support travel of up to 2 weeks for post-doctoral level scientists and assistant professors in order to enhance medical virology skills or knowledge sets, or to develop collaborative research proposals.

    The Global Virus Network (GVN), a non-profit organization, is a coalition of top medical virology institutions worldwide working to address all viral challenges to human health and to prepare for the emergence and potential spread of new viruses globally. GVN supports research, training, education, and advocacy in medical virology.

    CTIS’ CEO appointed as President of the INCTR USA Branch

    CTIS is pleased to announce that its CEO, Mr. Raj Shah, has been elected by The International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) Board of Directors as the President of the INCTR USA Branch as of Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Mr. Shah has been a long-standing member of INCTR's Brussels Board and has made important contributions to various INCTR projects.

    INCTR USA supports the central mission of INCTR by developing links with cancer centers and oncologists/scientists in North America. The USA Branch has a special interest in reducing disparities in access to health care and on improving the quality of existing health services for patients living in countries or regions where health services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are inadequate to meet their needs, or where other barriers (cultural, financial, educational, or undefined) result in suboptimal prevention and care of NCDs in minority populations. In order to attain this, INCTR USA will primarily focus on prevention and management or cure in the USA as well as low and/or middle income countries. Please refer to the INCTR website for more details.

    CTIS, Inc. Appraised at CMMI Level 3

    CTIS is proud to announce that we have been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) on July 18, 2013. This is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. Appraisal at Level 3 means that our processes are well characterized and understood; can be found in standards, procedures, tools, and methods; and are established and improved over time. Refer to the results on the Published Appraisal Results System (PARS).

    CTIS has been Awarded a Grant Number U54MD008608 by NIMHD

    The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH has awarded a Grant Number U54MD008608 to CTIS to build a Transdisciplinary Coordination Center (TCC) as defined by The Health Policy Research Consortium (HPRC) Program. The purpose of the center, HRPC, is to close the gap in healthcare across social, ethnic, and racial groups in the DC, MD and VA area (DMV). The focus of the center is how health policies influence the access of ethnic and racial minorities to adequate and affordable healthcare. The grant award is set over a period of five years, which will allow CTIS to expand upon its commitment to reducing health disparity.

    CTIS, with its motivation to leverage the power of health informatics in order to improve patient outcomes while lowering healthcare costs, has received this grant. This will allow CTIS to showcase its experience in policy knowledge, information technology, research, education, outreach, analysis, communication, process re-engineering, program management, and best practices.

    Mr. Dennis Roberts joins CSGI Board of Directors, the parent of health IT company CTIS

    CTIS is proud to announce that Mr. Dennis Roberts has joined CSGI’s Board of Directors effective February 11, 2013. Mr. Roberts, with over 35 years of experience in accounting and investment banking, is currently the Chairman of The McLean Group, LLC. He founded a publicly-held National bank holding company and also a large, local accounting firm, both of which he had held distinguished leadership positions in. A Benjamin Franklin University graduate (which later merged with George Washington University), Mr. Roberts teaches and lectures in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, and corporate finance to national audiences.

    CTIS participates as a Gold Sponsor for the GWAC Small Business Summit

    CTIS is proud to participate as a gold sponsor for the GWAC Small Business Summit at The Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. on February 20. The Summit, which is hosted by AFCEA Bethesda, will discuss the challenges and best practices on how small businesses market and manage current GSA vehicles; emerging vehicle opportunities; teaming opportunities with large businesses; and a procurement outlook on contract vehicles in 2013, among other issues. Please visit AFCEA site for more information.

    CTIS’ CEO Mr. Raj Shah was recently appointed to the Global Viral Network’s (GVN) Board of Directors

    Mr. Raj Shah, CTIS Chairman and CEO, has been recently appointed to the Global Virus Network’s (GVN) Board of Directors, as announced on January 16th by Robert C. Gallo, co-founder of the GVN and Chair of GVN’s Scientific Leadership Board. GVN is a non-profit coalition of leading medical virology research centers from around the world whose mission is to combat emerging and current viral disease through international collaborative research and training.

    Upon his Board appointment, Mr. Shah said “The promise and commitment of having a healthy world by eliminating health disparity can’t be achieved without building a solution that deals with virus management.” Mr. Shah is one of ten Board appointees who “will add valuable resources to the GVN and will greatly enhance GVN’s global visibility,” said Dr. Gallo, who is also the Director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. Read more about the GVN Board of Directors.