ICTR Receives 5 year Award from the NIH to Support Translational Research Throughout the Baltimore-Washington Region

Johns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical & Translational Research will be partnering with the University of Maryland Baltimore, Kaiser Permanente MidAtlantic States and Morgan State University to increase the impact of research on the health of the public. Research teams will be supported to take advantage of the resources across these institutions to conduct studies to more efficiently move basic discoveries into new interventions to improve outcomes. With these new partnerships, the ICTR will bring experts from the Schools of Engineering, Law, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Policy and Social Work together to address some of the complex challenges to better health.

The health systems included in this partnership provide care to over 50% of the citizens of Maryland. Community organizations and patients from across the region will partner with research groups to identify and implement new solutions. The five year $100 million award will be used to support interdisciplinary training in research, expand the use of bioinformatics, bring the perspective of the patient into research teams, and provide core support for research teams. A Drug Discovery and Development Unit will be led by a team from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy.

For more information, contact us at ictr@jhmi.edu.