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CIMIT announces $3 million in medical research grants
Date:6/24/2010

and ultimately to discover novel methods that provide better treatment more quickly."

The thirty successful proposals were selected from 195 applications submitted by inter-institutional research teams from across the CIMIT consortium of twelve institutions. Of the 30 projects selected for support:

  • over one-third of these awards are in the CIMIT NeuroHealth initiative projects in the areas of neurotechnologies, traumatic brain injury (TBI), neurotrauma, traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), and pain management;
  • seven projects will help advance the Integrated Clinical Environments initiative a consortium-wide effort to help transform healthcare delivery systems and advance the integration of clinical care within all care environments; and
  • nearly two-thirds of these projects have direct relevance to improving care for wounded warriors. These novel innovations will improve care of the injured soldier on the battlefield, during evacuation and in other trauma care settings. Other projects are focused on the needs of veterans during rehabilitation and in managing chronic conditions.

"We were very impressed by the quality of proposals and the new opportunities to truly impact how care is delivered," said Steven Schachter, MD, Chief Academic Officer. "Teams brought together by these grants have the chance to make a major difference in innovative medicine."


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Contact: Elaine Richardson
emrichardson@partners.org
617-643-3838
CIMIT
Source:Eurekalert

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