CTSI Pilot Project Awardee Dr. Lyle Moldawer receives $1.8 million NIH grant

Published: September 19th, 2013

Category: News, Research

Dr. Lyle Moldawer

Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Research, UF Department of Surgery

Congratulations to Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., who received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to verify the effectiveness of a new genomic screening method that could help predict possible infections and complications in patients with severe traumatic injuries.

A UF professor of surgery and the vice chair for research in the department of surgery, Dr. Moldawer received support from the CTSI Pilot and Collaborative Projects Program to generate preliminary data for validating this approach in patients.

The new NIH grant will fund efforts to verify this testing method in about 250 additional patients. If viable, the new test would bring a solution to trauma patients and health care providers that researchers have sought unsuccessfully for decades, improving health outcomes and lowering hospital expense in the care of trauma patients.

CTSI resources will also help facilitate research under the new grant, including the CTSI Biorepository, which will store tissue samples for the study, and REDCap, which will be used to collect data.

Read the full news release:
UF researchers to test method for predicting complication in trauma patients