UF CTSI receives $17.5 million to speed discoveries toward better health

citizen scientist program
Research coordinator Damian Alderman demonstrates how to access grant-related materials to Claudia Harris, who participates in the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s citizen scientist program. The program engages patients and community members as collaborators throughout the research process. It is one of many ways the UF CTSI will engage stakeholders in the research that will be supported by its recent $17.5 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH.

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute has been awarded $17.5 million to continue to pave the way for a swifter and more collaborative journey from research to improved health in the nation’s third largest state.

Florida State University joins UF as a community research partner on the four-year award, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Award, or CTSA, program. Led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the program supports a nationwide network of approximately 60 CTSA hubs that develop, demonstrate and disseminate advances in translational science, a field devoted to turning research discoveries into new approaches that improve health.

“Renewed CTSA funding allows us to galvanize new teams and opportunities to accelerate the translation of research into improved patient care at UF Health and statewide,” said David R. Nelson, M.D., assistant vice president for research at UF and director of the UF CTSI. Nelson leads the institute with co-director Betsy A. Shenkman, Ph.D., chair of the department of health outcomes and policy in the UF College of Medicine and director of the Institute for Child Health Policy.

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UF receives $17.5 million to speed discoveries toward better health