University Research Network Awarded $33M Grant

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IU Associate Vice President Anantha Shekhar founded the institute in 2008. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine) IU Associate Vice President Anantha Shekhar founded the institute in 2008. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)
INDIANAPOLIS -

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has landed a $33 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund work by a network of researchers from Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame to improve public health statewide.

IU Associate Vice President of Research and University Clinical Affairs Anantha Shekhar founded the institute in 2008. He says the funding "enables us to continue improving health for people living in Indiana, to recruit more researchers and seed innovations in the state, and to speed the movement of discoveries across the universities’ labs to solutions benefiting people living in Indiana."

The five-year grant will support efforts including the All IN for Health program, which is looking to sign up at least 100,000 Indiana residents to participate in its health research over the next three years. CTSI says, so far, the effort has attracted more than 6,000 people. Users are matched with studies and can decide if they want to participate. The initiative also provides resources for participants ranging from information for expectant mothers trying to quit smoking to bone density measurements.

The CTSI says its progress in recent years includes creating lead test kits after alerting lawmakers to dangerous lead levels in South Bend and working to reduce infant mortality rates by addressing factors including parental depression and improving nutrition intake.

The grant is the institute's third five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH.

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