Wednesday, June 04, 2008

$76.1M From NIH to Fund CCTSI

Congratulations to the University of Colorado Denver for receiving a $76.1M five-year grant from the NIH designed to accelerate scientific discovery towards commercialized products, improve patient health and fulfill the critical need to train the next generation of clinical and translational researchers. These goals and more are to be achieved within the virtual walls of the newly established Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI).

The Institute’s five areas of focus are: converting laboratory research to clinical use, applying clinical lessons in communities, discovering new methods and applying technologies to measure and analyze data, training future researchers and advancing child and maternal research. CCTSI will achieve its aims via the architecting of an unprecedented regional partnership among the UC Denver Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Graduate School and College of Nursing, as well as CU-Boulder, University of Colorado Hospital, The Children's Hospital, Denver Health, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, the Denver Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente of Colorado.

The NIH created the Clinical and Translational Science Award to stimulate collaboration between leading academic health centers, health care organizations, the private sector and the communities they serve. The result is a historically large public investment in health care research and training that promises to pay similarly large and historic dividends. The CCTSI will conduct state-of-the art clinical research, under careful oversight to assure participant safety.

The University of Colorado Denver join the following institutions who have received similar funding from the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Boston University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The Scripps Research Institute
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • The University of Utah
For a bit more depth be certain to observe the powerpoint below presented by Ronald Sokol, MD Director of CCTSI (If reading this in an email or RSS feed pop over to to observe the slide deck).

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