A group is driven by the Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science that incorporates Princeton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology has gotten a National Institutes of Health grant for $29 million more than five years for joining the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).
According to the VC of the translational medicine and science, and the director of the RITMS, Mr. Reynold Panetteiri: “The ultimate goal is bringing more evidence-based treatments to more patients more quickly,”
He added: “In addition, our partnership with RWJ Barnabas Health gives us a great opportunity to expand our clinical research, connecting the basic science research done by our 200+ investigators to patient care statewide.”
“This huge grant is a natural outgrowth of the integration of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers, and the type of opportunity for New Jersey as envisioned by the state government. It will foster the further development of innovation in New Jersey,” this was suggested by the Executive VP and chancellor of The Rutgers Biomedical & health sciences, Mr. Brian L. Storm.
Mr. Storm further added that: “It would not have been possible without the combination of resources from these two large great universities as well as the funding provided through our partnership with RWJ Barnabas Health. It indicates to the world and to New Jersey industry that New Jersey is now in the big leagues of academic clinical research.”
The grant additionally will fabricate a pipeline for new clinical specialists by financing two positions every year for a long time for junior personnel or experts completing their post-doctoral partnership who can move into workforce positions with two years of ensured support. It will finance six positions for alumni understudies, will’s identity prepared in translational and clinical research.
The grant was granted because of the quality of RITMS, the coalition between Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Princeton and NJIT, and the associations with network-based associations, medical clinics, network wellbeing focuses, outpatient rehearses, server farms and wellbeing data trades. It achieves almost seven million of the state’s nine million occupants.