COLUMBUS, Ohio Medical researchers at The Ohio State University, in partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital, have received a $34 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a center to develop clinical and translational protocols that help identify and advance treatments for patients. The grant is one of the largest ever received by Ohio State.
The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science will provide support services to Ohio State researchers while fostering collaboration with other medical centers that are grant recipients.
"By facilitating collaborations among university medical centers, this NIH grant assures swift and meaningful advances in patient care," said Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee. "The approach will accelerate research outcomes at Ohio State and elsewhere, and I am delighted that we are a part of this consortium."
Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Jackson, professor of internal medicine, an endocrinologist and associate dean for clinical research, the center will leverage expertise from 16 colleges at Ohio State, along with scientists and clinicians at The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital.
The grant award provides administrative support needed to develop improved methods for analyzing research data and managing clinical trials, allowing for greater community outreach, and creating partnerships in central Ohio and beyond.
"With this award, we are joining a consortium of elite medical centers in developing innovative methods and approaches to research that bring proven treatments more quickly to patients," said Dr. Wiley "Chip" Souba Jr., dean of Ohio State's College of Medicine and interim senior vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences and CEO of the Medical Center. "This award speaks to the quality of our research, training programs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and partnerships
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