The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of California, Irvine recently received a $3.1 million award from the NIH. According to the University of California, Irvine’s website, the institute’s goal is to increase the number of discoveries of treatments for all human diseases and injuries. The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science provides services in the following nine areas:
- Pilot and collaborative translational and clinical studies
- Translational technologies and resources
- Biomedical informatics
- Research design, epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical research ethics
- Regulatory knowledge and support
- Participant and clinical interaction resources
- Community engagement and research
- Development of novel clinical and translational methodologies
- Research education, training and career development
University of California, Irvine
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“Three years ago, UCI created the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS), which identifies tests, and implements innovative ways to break down barriers that impede biomedical discovery,” said the project information on NIH RePORTER. “In the next phase of our concerted effort to transform the UCI clinical research enterprise, our vision is to:
1) Nurture Novel Collaborations
2) Create New Technologies for Translational Science
3) Share Information
4) Engage Our Community
5) Train-We will implement Crossing Boundaries
“The ICTS will support a wide range of projects that will benefit public health, including the ambitious NIH-funded National Childen's Study; research into rare, poorly studied diseases of mitochondrial origin; and community outreach efforts to mitigate the health consequences of obesity among underinsured people in our region.”
Lab suppliers working to increase life science sales leads and sell lab equipment at California life science marketing events will find that the University of California, Irvine receives a great deal of research funding from the NIH and NSF. In 2012, the NIH gave the University of California, Irvine $127.1 million in research funding. The top funded life science department was microbiology, which received 20 awards totaling $14.6 million. In 2011, the NIH ranked the University of California Irvine 49th in the nation for direct plus indirect costs in the life sciences, excluding R&D contracts and ARRA awards. The total figure that year was $119.9 million. For a full list of departments receiving NIH funding at the University of California Irvine, please visit the NIH website.
In addition to receiving NIH funding, the University of California, Irvine also received $38 million from the NSF in 2012. Of that funding, $2.8 million went towards life science departments alone. The top funded NSF life science project at the university concerned retinoic acid signaling and received $520,000. In 2010, the NSF ranked the University of California Irvine 61st in the nation for total R&D expenditures in the life sciences, the total figure being $197.8 million. For more information on NSF funding, please visit the NSF website.
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