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Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies

The CCTST is building on the strengths of the highly successful CCHMC Translational Research Initiative (TRI), utilizing Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) support to expand this intramural funding program for pilot and collaborative research to the entire Academic Health Center (AHC) through the "T1" award program. The Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies (PCS) Core is directed by Bruce Trapnell, MD, MS, professor of pediatrics and assistant director, CCHMC Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center and co-directed by Frank McCormack, MD, professor and director, division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, UC College of Medicine.

Funding priorities include:

  • Investigators new to clinical and translational research
  • Collaborations between basic scientists and clinicians
  • Interdisciplinary studies, esp. those involving 2 or more AHC institutions (UC east and west campuses, CCHMC, VA Medical Center, UC Medical Center)

Additional information is available here:

Just-In-Time Core Grant Program

Next application deadline is February 1, 2015

The mission of the Just-In-Time (JIT) grant mechanism is to enable investigators to use UC or CCHMC Core facilities to obtain critical data for submission of a competitive extramural proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement.  Offered 3 times annually, this small grants program is designed to support clinical and translational science investigators who require the services of an institutional core to develop key preliminary data for federal (K23, R01, DOD, VA, etc.), foundation or professional association grant funding.  Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually for core services that would directly facilitate the submission of a new or revised application for extramural funding. The Just-In-Time funding must be spent within the fiscal year awarded (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015).

Just-In-Time Program participating core facilities:

  1. Animal Behavioral Core (CCHMC)
  2. Cardiovascular Imaging Core (CCHMC)
  3. Cell Manipulations Laboratory (CCHMC)
  4. Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE, CCHMC)
  5. Center for Imaging Research (UC)
  6. Confocal Imaging Core (CCHMC)
  7. Diagnostic Immunology Lab (CCHMC)
  8. DNA Sequencing and Genotyping Facility-Computational Medicine Center (CCHMC)
  9. Gene Expression Core (CCHMC)
  10. Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core (UC)
  11. Heart Phenotype Lab (UC)
  12. Human Genetics Core (CCHMC)
  13. Imaging Research Center (CCHMC)
  14. Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS, UC)
  15. Live Microscopy Core (UC)
  16. Mass Spectrometry Facility (Clinical and Biomedical) (CCHMC)
  17. NMR-based Metabolomics Core (CCHMC)
  18. Pathology Research Core (CCHMC)
  19. Pharmacometrics Core (UC/CCHMC)
  20. Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility (CCHMC)
  21. Protein Informatics Core (UC/CCHMC)
  22. Proteomics Laboratory (UC)
  23. Pyrosequencing Lab for Genomic and Epigenomic Research (CCHMC)
  24. Research Flow Cytometry Core (CCHMC)
  25. Structural Biology and Protein Expression/Purification Facility (UC)
  26. Transgenic Animal and Genome Editing Core Facility (CCHMC)
  27. Translational Trials Development and Support Laboratory (CCHMC)
  28. Vector Production Facility/Viral Vector Core (CCHMC)
  29. Vontz Core Imaging Laboratory (UC)

Retreats/Workshops/Symposia Matching Funds Program

Support is available for multidisciplinary retreats/workshops/symposia (on- or off-campus) that will further the mission of the CCTST. Ideally, these events will provide a rich forum for basic, translational, and clinical scientists to interact and develop new initiatives. Up to $3,000 per event is available from the CCTST, contingent upon the availability of matching funds derived from other sources (typically clinical or research division resources or grants). UC faculty with 80% or greater FTE, including those based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, are generally eligible to apply. Funds are limited and awards are made on a continuing basis, so application early in the fiscal year is encouraged. An application must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the proposed event.  For more information, email Beth Hezlep or call (513) 803-7039.  See link below for complete details.

For more information on programs of the PCS Core, email Beth Hezlep or call (513) 803-7039.