– National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards The Institute for Clinical & Translational Science at the University of California with a $25M grant over 5 years.
– Grant will be used to establish an EHR-integrated enterprise clinical data warehouse (CDW) to support healthcare breakthroughs.
The Institute for Clinical & Translational Science at the University of California, Irvine has been awarded $24 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its Clinical & Translational Science Awards program. As part of the NIH grant, UCI’s ICTS will establish a clinical data warehouse that will leverage the electronic medical record (EMR) into a powerful tool for healthcare breakthroughs. The announcement marks the third successful and highly competitive funding cycle for UCI’s ICTS, the grant will be used to initiate and extend efforts to speed the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients.
NIH Funded Projects
Other projects supported by the $24M grant include:
– Training the next generation of clinical research leaders through programs that highlight diversity and accessibility.
– Boosting participation in UCI clinical trials among special populations, such as the homeless, babies and children, veterans, the elderly, and the Latino and Asian American communities.
– Accelerating a wide range of discoveries and innovations, such as employing robotics in rehabilitation and harnessing the unrealized potential of school-based physical fitness testing to achieve and maintain optimal health across the lifespan.
With this award, the institute will continue to lead the development of innovative approaches. It will also enable us to expand the reach of our work to diverse communities, setting new standards for clinical research in the U.S. for a generation to come,” said Dr. Dan M. Cooper, ICTS director and professor of pediatrics at UCI. “A major goal of our ICTS is to partner with the 3.5 million people in our diverse communities and serve as a laboratory for translational science – integrating data gathering and evaluation to develop, demonstrate and disseminate novel research tools that can palpably advance health here in Orange County, across the country and throughout the world,” Cooper said.
About UCI’s Institute for Clinical & Translational Science
Since receiving its first Clinical & Translational Science Award in 2010, UCI – through the ICTS – has drastically multiplied the number of incoming grants, stimulated important scientific discoveries, and worked with community partners to identify and resolve health needs in the region. To date, the ICTS has provided a safe and comfortable clinical center for more than 27,000 encounters with research volunteers, rendered services or support to 1,112 investigators, helped generate 1,468 peer-reviewed papers published in major biomedical journals, and been instrumental in securing $789 million in grants for UCI researchers.