Spectrum is an interdisciplinary center that facilitates health research across the university.
Its core mission is to accelerate the translation of basic scientific discoveries into practical solutions that improve human health, through educational programs, research support, infrastructure streamlining and innovation funding.
Spectrum is a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium, funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (Grant: UL1 TR001085). To help advance the nation’s health-research environment, Spectrum is working with the consortium to foster broad coalitions and partnerships at local and national levels.
Call for Proposals by Oct.7th 2016: Spectrum Pilot Grant Program
Spectrum is offering double the number of awards for pilot grants accelerating clinical and translation research (excludes Learning Healthcare Innovation). For information about program areas and how to apply, see the Pilot Grant Program page.
NCATS SMART IRB Reliance Platform
A new NIH policy requires all NIH-funded multisite clinical studies to use a single IRB. NCATS is developing a single institutional review board (IRB) reliance platform for multisite clinical studies.
Read NCATS article.
Big data conference; Spectrum Biobank
The Big Data in Biomedicine Conference took place in May, drawing 500 attendees and 2,100 remote viewers. Rohit Gupta, director of the Spectrum Biobank and the Human Immune Monitoring Center (HIMC) Biobank was a speaker.