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Major grant advances UW's clinical and translational research enterprise
Date:9/18/2007

networks offer great potential for us to affirm research results in community-based settings," Drezner says. In addition to developing scientists' careers by continuing to provide and expand interdisciplinary training programs and creating new ones, ICTR will build a core group of biostatisticians and medical informatics experts to aid in study design, and data analysis and management.

Type one translational research will also be enhanced with the conversion of the UW General Clinical Research Center into the Clinical and Translational Research Core (CTRC). Staffed by specially trained research nurses, the CTRC will consist of the UW Hospital and Clinics' central unit as well as satellite units throughout the hospital and, in the future, at other Wisconsin hospitals and clinics.

With funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program and other sources, ICTR was created last winter in response to the NIH "Roadmap for Medical Research," which calls for the establishment of academic homes for clinical and translational research.

In keeping with the "roadmap," the NIH began a Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program in 2006. Twelve academic medical centers received the first round of CTSA grants; UW-Madison is among the 12 institutions that have received grants in the second highly competitive round.


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Contact: Dian Land
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608-261-1034
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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