SPIRiT, the Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation, is funding up to $75,000 for research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two SPIRiT sites. The SPIRiT Consortium members supporting this program include Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University …

  The ITM is a partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University HealthSystem that’s fueled by about $35 million in grants from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health …

The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) has named three award winners and selected 10 finalists for the next round of its research accelerator program that offers $60,000 and high-value resources to launch innovative projects. The ITM has given researchers nearly $7 million in seed funding and hundreds of thousands of dollars in resources through its …

The Growing Gene and Cell Therapy (GGACT cooperative), a collaboration between Boston Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the University of California Los Angeles, was established to support investigators in rapidly translating complex gene and cell treatments to clinical trials by providing support in protocol development and implementation, trial and data management, and …

The Growing Gene and Cell Therapy (GGACT cooperative), a collaboration between Boston Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the University of California Los Angeles, was established to support investigators in rapidly translating complex gene and cell treatments to clinical trials by providing support in protocol development and implementation, trial and data management, and …

The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center is funded by the National Institute on Aging, and, as part of its program, offers competitive funding for pilot projects in Aging and Alzheimer’s disease research. Apply for your chance to secure $30,000 for your collaborative Alzheimer’s-focused research. Rush investigators and any investigators affiliated with other federally-funded Alzheimer’s Disease …

Five ITM investigators were part of a team that identified a more effective way to detect breast cancer early on. While annual mammograms are typically the standard for screening high-risk individuals, this new study found that regular MRIs better detect breast cancer in young women. “This study demonstrates, for the first time, that aggressive breast …

This seminar series brings leading experts in a variety of fields to your table for a dynamic (free) lunch session focusing on biological translational research. Speakers range from senior UChicago investigators to renowned experts from around the world. These Pathobiology of Disease Seminars are made possible thanks to support from the University of Chicago Department …

ITM investigator Elbert Huang, MD, is part of a team of multi-institutional experts working with Walgreens’ new Center for Health & Wellbeing Research that launched Aug. 15.  The online research platform is home to more than 50 Walgreens outcomes studies that have been completed over the past six years, covering everything from access to care to digital health to HIV.   The site aims …

Secure Funding, Free Research Resources, Video Production, and More The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) is now accepting applications for its Pilot Award Program that offers up to $60,000 in funding, a suite of free study design resources, science communications training, and a professional pitch video. Since 2007, the ITM has given investigators more than …

Profiles, the ITM’s networking resource that connects you with research collaborators across the country, will be temporarily unavailable from Friday, July 28, 2017, through Monday, July 31, 2017. The site is undergoing several upgrades, and will be back and better than ever to serve you and your research needs. Revisit Profiles after the upgrades to …

Precision medicine can provide tailored care to certain patients, but few studies have investigated how these treatments impact African Americans. The African American Pharmacogenomic Consortium Network Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (ACCOuNT TCC), a partnership between ITM investigators and Northwestern University, is pleased to announce a new funding program designed to connect community stakeholders with researchers to …

Projects Will Tackle Diverse Challenges from Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System to Improving Vaccines A funding partnership among seven prestigious universities – including the University of Chicago – are awarding nearly $300,000 to scientists working on collaborative research among their institutes that will explore widely-ranging health concerns, from creating tumor-destroying viruses to decreasing …