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CTSC Community & Collaboration Component Accepting Pilot Funding Applications
The Community and Collaboration (C&C) component of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity intended to support, promote, and highlight multi-disciplinary collaboratives by providing pilot funding for a Translational Research Project (TRP) that addresses a particular health issue or problem facing the local community. Applicants must consist of teams that include investigators from more than one discipline and at least one engaged community stakeholder. The C&C Component is led by PRCHN Director Elaine Borawski, PhD, and led by Anna Thornton, MPH. 
As one of the two largest, cross-institutional components of the CTSC, the C&C component strives to foster translational research conducted by effective multi-disciplinary investigative teams enriched with a diversity of stakeholders in order to institutionalize team science with stakeholder engagement across the CTSC.  According to the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), which funds the CTSC, translation is the “process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public.” Therefore, the CTSC C&C component will focus on awarding TRP projects that can clearly articulate how the project “traverses a particular step of the translation process for a particular target or disease.” 
Please direct questions to Anna Thornton Matos, C&C Project Director at abt11@case.edu or at 216-368-5776
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