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Past Pilot Awardee Granted $2M to Develop Better Statistics to Measure MicroRNA

Past Pilot Awardee Granted $2M to Develop Better Statistics to Measure MicroRNA

With his first R01, Matthew McCall, Ph.D., will continue research that was previously funded by the UR CTSI. He aims to develop statistical methods to measure expression levels of microRNAs, which impact many human diseases. 

Six Feet Saves COVID-19 Campaign Receives Local Community Award

Six Feet Saves COVID-19 Campaign Receives Local Community Award

The UR CTSI and Center for Community Health & Prevention (CCHP) played pivotal roles in developing the "Six Feet Saves" campaign, which emphasized the importance of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The campaign was awarded the W. B. Potter Founders Award by Causewave Community Partners.

2020 Pilot Awards: Predicting Alzheimer’s, Heart Failure, Understanding Intellectual Disabilities

2020 Pilot Awards: Predicting Alzheimer’s, Heart Failure, Understanding Intellectual Disabilities

In July, three new pilot awardees began their UR CTSI-funded projects. Over the next year, the awardees will dissect the cellular and molecular causes of intellectual disabilities and develop new ways to predict Alzheimer's disease in seniors and heart failure in patients who need left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).

New KL2 Career Development Awardees Investigate Lung Disease, Frailty in Colon Cancer Survivors

New KL2 Career Development Awardees Investigate Lung Disease, Frailty in Colon Cancer Survivors

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the UR CTSI KL2 Career Development Award: Nikesha J. Gilmore, Ph.D. and Matthew D. McGraw, M.D. The award provides two years of support to help early-career scientists obtain independent funding for their innovative research.

UR CTSI Receives Another $24M to Help Researchers Translate Discoveries into Health Improvements

UR CTSI Receives Another $24M to Help Researchers Translate Discoveries into Health Improvements

The UR CTSI has been funded for another five years by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science. The $24 million award will allow the institute to continue its efforts to speed the translation of scientific discoveries to the development of therapies that improve health.