Translational Pilot Studies

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The University at Buffalo CTSI Translational Pilot Studies Program, with local institutional support and an award from the National Institutes of Health, provides seed money to advance promising new technologies and therapeutics from the conceptual stage to clinical trials.

Advancing translational research

The program seeks proposals for innovative, high-impact, clinical-translational science projects. Translation, as defined by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic or community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and populations. Interventions may range from diagnostics and therapeutics to medical procedures and behavioral interventions.