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New Life Science Funding: U. Pitt Receives $10.4M Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh recently received $10.4 million in life science funding from the NIH at the end of July this year. The administering center for the award at the NIH was the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and the life science funding will be given to the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute. More information on the Clinical and Translational Science Institute is available on the NIH RePORTER project abstract:

“The University of Pittsburgh is uniquely suited, committed, and obligated to transform its academic culture, environment, and structure to further promote clinical and translational science as a distinct discipline locally and nationally. The University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was founded in 2006 to lead an unprecedented inter-institutional initiative to achieve this goal. Over the past four years, CTSI revolutionized the University's research enterprise to develop, nurture, and support a new cadre of highly trained clinical and translational scientists and to enable their innovative research.”

The University of Pittsburgh is one of the most highly-funded markets in the Northeast, making it a desirable place to meet researchers. According to the latest NIH and NSF research funding statistics, the University of Pittsburgh received $444.2 million in research funding in 2012. The NIH awarded the University of Pittsburgh $419.5 million in 2012. In addition to receiving life science funding from the NIH, the University of Pittsburgh was awarded $24.7 million by the NSF in 2012. For more funding statistics on the University of Pittsburgh, including a breakdown of departments receiving NIH funding, please read our blog University of Pittsburgh Receives $444.2M in Research Funding.


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The project leader for this latest $10.4 million in NIH life science funding is listed as Dr. Steven Reis. Dr. Reiss serves at the University of Pittsburgh as Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, Health Sciences; Director for the University of Pittsburgh Clinical & Translational Institute; Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine; and Director for the LHAS Women's Heart Center. The project abstract on the NIH RePORTER goes on to explain the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s future goals:

“Over the next five years, we will: 1) transform our institution through an integrative collaborative approach to coalesce clinical and translational research and education programs, 2) transform our scientists through competency-based educational programs and the infusion of mentoring into all levels of training to advance the field of clinical and translational science through the next generation, 3) transform research by providing a robust resource environment to support team science and through the development of mechanisms for data sharing, and 4) transform health practice and the community through participatory partnerships that permit the full scope of bi-directional research translation.”

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