Tufts receives $24 million grant from NIH

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The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute in Boston was named a recipient of the 2013 National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Award. Tufts CTSI first received federal funding in 2008. The new award provides more than $24 million in federal funding to support the institute’s work over the next five years.

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is an integral member of Tufts CTSI, and it will continue its role to drive one-health issues, said Dr. Dean Deborah T. Kochevar, in a university press release.

“A one health committee is being developed within Tufts CTSI that will bring together the institute’s diverse partners to share knowledge on human and animal health,” she said in the release.

Tufts CTSI facilitates the translation of laboratory research into clinical use, medical practice, and health policy. It has supported clinical trials, laboratory research, study design, pilot studies funding, and career development for its investigators. The institute’s partners include 12 Tufts schools and research centers, 10 Tufts-affiliated hospitals, three additional academic institutions, nine community-based organizations, and five industry partners.

For more information on the award, visit http://goo.gl/1URo8f or www.tuftsctsi.org.