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CU awarded $48.4 million from NIH to advance translational research from bench to bedside
Date:10/22/2013

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 22, 2013) Research has found that what is most important to an aging senior citizen is independence. A collaborative study through the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) and the Center for African American Health is working with African American women to discuss the importance of walking. Yes, the simple act of walking allows seniors to keep their independence, keep their balance, keep them in their homes and keep them healthy.

This is one of many programs that the CCTSI is helping to fund. And that funding just got a big addition.

CCTSI has received a $48.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health. CU is just one of 15 institutions in the U.S. selected this month to receive an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, or CTSA.

"This award allows us to continue seamless and safe translation of biomedical research. The clinical discoveries that are made will help improve human health," said Richard Traystman, PhD, vice chancellor of research.

"The CCTSI has made great strides and we fully support the work facilitated by both clinical and research scientists which ultimately impact the lives of our community," said Richard D. Krugman, MD, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.

The CCTSI is a collaborative enterprise between the University of Colorado Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Boulder, Colorado State University and six major hospitals. These hospitals are: University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente of Colorado. CCTSI also includes health care organizations and local communities, both rural and inner city.

"We appreciate the NIH's continued support and commitment
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Contact: Jackie Brinkman
jackie.brinkman@ucdenver.edu
303-724-1525
University of Colorado Denver
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