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Penn State receives $27.3 million NIH grant
Date:6/14/2011

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The CTSI also will create opportunities for two-way communication with members of the community to learn what progress is being made and to share their insights into which health issues biomedical researchers should study.

"The ultimate question regarding any biomedical research is whether it addresses a real need of individuals or populations," said Larry Sinoway, Penn State CTSI director and distinguished professor of medicine. "Collaboration among different fields and in partnership with the community provides the greatest opportunity for such progress."

The CTSA will have an economic impact on the central Pennsylvania region and the state as a whole. Such grants help create or maintain well-paying jobs, and promising ideas generated in the lab and proven in clinical settings lead to the creation of new biomedical companies and industries that benefit the overall economy. NIH funding of $1.4 billion to Pennsylvania in 2010 supported roughly 28,000 jobs across the state. Penn State attracts more than $100 million in NIH funding each year across its colleges and campuses.

"Already, our Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is bringing together researchers from across the University's colleges, campuses, programs and departments, and fostering collaborative research," said Harold L. Paz, CEO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State's senior vice dean for health affairs and dean of the Penn State College of Medicine. "This CTSA funding award will add to this momentum and substantially increase our infrastructure for supporting translational research, expanding our ability to take scientific progress from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside."

The Penn State CTSI, founded in 2008, comprises many Penn State entities, including:

  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • College of Health and Human Develo
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Contact: Megan W. Manlove
mmanlove@hmc.psu.edu
717-531-8604
Penn State
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