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Bridges to Translation II Pilot Funding recipients announced

Penn State CTSI announces pilot funding recipients

January 23, 2017

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has announced the recipients of the Bridges to Translation II Pilot Project Funding. The translation of biomedical discoveries to clinical application is a long and complex process with high costs and significant risk.

The Bridges to Translation II Pilot Project Funding is designed to support research that breaks down roadblocks across the translational spectrum through the development of novel technologies, multidisciplinary collaborations, strategies for dissemination and implementation, training programs for the next generation of clinical research scientists and staff, statistical methods and models to analyze data and projects that focus on addressing health needs among complex populations across the life span.

The 2016 Bridges to Translation II recipients are:

Amy C. Arnold, Ph.D., assistant professor, Neural and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine for “Protective Effects of Angiotensin (1-7) in Peripheral Arterial Disease”

David Conroy, Ph.D., professor, Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development for “Classifying Drinking Behavior from On-Body Sensors to Trigger Fluid Consumption Interventions in Patients with Urolithiasis

Idan Shalev, Ph.D., assistant professor, Biobehavioral Health, College of Health and Human Development for “Early-life adversity and gene expression response to acute psychological stress”

Jane R. Schubart, Ph.D., M.B.A., associate professor, Surgery, Division of Outcomes, Research and Quality, and Rebecca Bascom, M.D., M.P.H., professor, Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, College of Medicine for “Establishing Translational Research in Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Rare Heritable Diseases of Connective Tissue”

Gregory S. Yochum, Ph.D., assistant professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine for “Viral involvement in the pathogenesis of diverticulitis

The CTSI will launch the Bridges to Translations III RFA on February 16 with a workshop at University Park. Registration and more information available at: http://bit.ly/2jYcElp