Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ohio State receives $34 Million NIH grant!!

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is being established at The Ohio State University Medical Center through a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health grant for $34 million. This is one of the largest grants ever received by Ohio State.

The award will provide support services to Ohio State researchers while fostering collaboration with other medical centers that are recipients of the grants.

This NIH grant marks a new era in collaboration internally and externally, enabling research and clinical trials to be quickly translated into treatments benefiting patients and the entire community.

Under the direction of Rebecca Jackson, MD, associate dean for clinical research, the CCTS will leverage expertise from several colleges at Ohio State, along with scientists and clinicians from OSU Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to improve the quality of health care in the community. The grant award will provide administrative support needed to develop improved methods for analyzing research data and managing clinical trials, allowing for greater community outreach, and creating partnerships.

Faculty and staff from 16 colleges at Ohio State will be involved in the project, creating a collaborative network focusing on science, education, research design and implementation. Training and developing the next generation of researchers is an integral part of the strategic focus.

Ohio State is one of more than 30 institutions across the country receiving the NIH grant targeted to strengthening clinical and translational science. Led by the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the NIH, the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program funds diverse and far-reaching approaches related to all aspects of research.

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