The Case Western Reserve University Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) has announced the recipients of its 2008 Pilot Project grants. Seven researchers received pilot awards totaling $430,143 from the CTSC to fund early clinical studies in translational science.
The CTSC, in its second year, is Cleveland's $64 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to Case Western Reserve University from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Case Western Reserve University coined its award the Clinical and Tranlations Science Collaborative, as it is a collaboration between Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals.
"The goal of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative is to catalyze the clinical and translational research of the future, and particularly to capitalize on new technologies to advance human health. These projects exemplify the use of new approaches to solve stubborn problems such as why cancer metastasizes and how the brain is damaged in degenerative diseases," said Pamela Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator of the CTSC and Dean of the School of Medicine. "It is our goal that this seed money can grow full-blown projects to solve these difficult questions."
Funding for this pilot project award comes directly from the $64 million awarded to Case Western Reserve University in September of 2007. The center's Scientific Review Committee and Executive Committee selected the 2008 pilot projects from more than 30 proposals submitted in July. Preference was given to proposals that were interdisciplinary or inter-institutional in nature; all of the recipients have strong collaborators associated with their projects. The recipients are:
For more information and/or to learn more about eligibility, application and awards given, go to www.clevelandctsc.org.
Posted by: Kimyette Finley, October 23, 2008 10:36 AM | News Topics: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Collaborations/Partnerships, Faculty, Grants, HeadlinesMain, Research, School of Medicine, news
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