Virginia Tech, UVa, Carilion and Inova partner to win $23 million NIH grant
The National Institutes of Health awarded $23 million to a Virginia partnership that includes the state’s top rival universities to jointly advance the pace of bringing medical discoveries out of the lab and into physician practices.
Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia teamed up with Carilion Clinic and Inova Health System in Northern Virginia to form the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia, or iTHRIV, which was awarded a five-year grant. The Center for Open Science and UVa’s licensing and venture groups are also part of iTHRIV.
“It’s really an elite program of the most elite translational research programs across the country. So we are absolutely thrilled to be identified as one of those sites,” said Dr. Karen Johnston, a UVa neurologist who is one of the principal investigators. “One of the things that makes our program so exciting is that it’s such a collaborative effort across the state.”
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