New York University (NYU) and the University’s School of Medicine received a $29.4 million, five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a University-wide Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) in partnership with the City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). The funding, announced July 16, 2009, is designed to train medical researchers, more rapidly advance science from the lab to the patient to the community and to allow researchers to explore mechanisms of health disparities and develop evidence-based approaches targeted at their reduction. With this grant, NYU and HHC will become part of a network of 46 existing Clinical and Translational Science centers based at academic medical centers around the country.
“This collaboration between HHC and NYU will bring together each partner’s expertise and strengths to create a dynamic center and deliver improved healthcare therapies to our community,” said Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, who represents both NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. “This new facility is a major step forward for our neighborhood and I look forward to continuing to support its progress.”
Medical News Today has more information on the grant on their Web site.