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Clinical and Translational Research Collaborations

Researchers and technicians scan a patient's brain using fMRI technology at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. Photo by John T. Consoli.The University of Maryland, College Park has established a partnership with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to help researchers access resources for clinical training and reduce barriers to patient recruitment.

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About the Partnership:

A cooperative agreement and a three-year University of Maryland Strategic Partnership, MPowering the State (MPower) grant have made it possible for the College Park campus to access clinical and translational research resources through UMB's ICTR, including expert patient- and community-centered services; biostatistical support for study design, implementation, and interpretation; and pre- and postdoctoral training awards.

The ICTR, supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was established at UMB as a university-wide, interdisciplinary hub for clinical translational research and training. In its mission to turn basic research findings into novel technologies and practices with community-wide impact, the ICTR comprises a Biostatistics Core, a Community and Collaboration Core, a Drug Discovery and Development Core, an Informatics Core and a Training and Career Development Core. The ICTR was first funded in 2017 and was closely followed by a successful application between UMB and Johns Hopkins University that resulted in a 2019 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), a program of the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

College Park faculty researchers in the life sciences, public health, neuroscience, bioengineering, and clinical and translational research are eligible to submit proposals for services provided by the ICTR Biostatistics Core, the Informatics Core and the Community and Collaboration Core. In addition, College Park students, post-docs, and faculty are invited to compete for funding through the TL1 Training and Career Development Core and the KL2 Pathway to Independence Core. College Park faculty are also eligible to apply for the ICTR Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) voucher program. More information is about ICTR funding opportunities here.

The partnership effort is co-led by Stephen N. Davis, MBBS, FRCP, FACE, MACP, the Dr. Theodore E. Woodward Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the ICTR at UMB, and Elizabeth Quinlan, PhD, the Clark Leadership Chair in Neuroscience, Professor, Department of Biology, and director of the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI) at the University of Maryland, College Park.

For more information, contact the Research Development Office.



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