Translational Research Program
The mission of the Translational Research Program (TRP) at Boston Children's Hospital is to stimulate the development of non-clinical and human clinical trials that seek to improve the care of children, and to ensure adequate infrastructure to support non-clinical and clinical translational research projects.
Elements of the program
- Stimulative grants-in-aid awarded for projects containing novel ideas or applications.
- Improvement in institutional cores needed to support disease-specific non-clinical and early phase human studies.
- Multidisciplinary retreats to foster interactions across the spectrum of research and clinical activities.
- Funding for the development of faculty and staff in translational research activities at Children's.
Pilot and Core Grant Applications 2013
Letter of Intent - February 1, 2013
Full Application - April 3, 2013
The Translational Research Program is pleased to announce our sixth year of funding will take place in 2013! We will be accepting applications for Pilot and Core Grants. For more information on translational research, click here.
Pilot Grants provide one year of funding worth between $50,000-$100,000. Core Grants provide funding of $50,000 per year for up to two years. Applications will be accepted from all faculty of Boston Children's Hospital, including nursing, health outcomes and other health care faculty with advanced degrees. Clusters of investigators spanning disciplines and programs made up of basic and clinical faculty are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows are not eligible. All materials can be submitted to the TRP.
Please note that applications for TRP Pilot Grants will require the signature of the primary investigator's Department Chairman (for the Department of Medicine, the Division Chief's signature is required) indicating their commitment to provide a 'match' (30% direct costs awarded) in funding successful applications.
Upcoming TRP Lectures
The TRP is sponsoring a seminar series highlighting the outstanding translational work that is going on within the Boston Children's Hospital community. The following speakers will be presenting some of their research:
Rick Malley, MD (Infectious Disease): Whole Cell Vaccines
January 9th, 2013 from 11:30-12:30 - Karp 8 Conference Room
Hanno Steen, PhD (Pathology): Proteomics in Kawasaki Disease
February 13th, 2013 from 11:30-12:30 - Karp 8 Conference Room
Save the Date - TIS Spring Symposium: March 14th, 2013. More details to come!
Contact the TRP with any questions.
Translational Investigator Service: 2012 Career Development Awardees
The TRP is pleased to announce the 2012 Translational Investigator Service (TIS) awardees. The TIS was establishd in order to identify and support the development of faculty-scientists who will become the national and international leaders in the translational research paradigm.
The 2012 Junior Investigator Awardees are Suneet Agarwal, MD, from the Division of Hematology/Oncology, and Rachel Rosen, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology. Dr. Agarwal's research focuses on stem cell biology and epigenetics as they pertain to blood diseases. Dr. Rosen's research focuses on the impact of non-acid reflux on resipratory disease and biomarkers for reflux-related lung disease.
Dr. Suneet Agarwal, MD Dr. Rachel Rosen, MD
The TIS is a five-year career development award, intended to be a multidisciplinary cadre of outstanding faculty scientists with strong scientific and clinical backgrounds and significant productivity histories. These attributes, combined with strong leadership skills will help to increase their potential as future leaders in translational resarch.
For more details about the TIS and to see a list of past awardees, please click here.
David Williams discusses taking Pediatric Research from Bench to Bedside
David Williams, MD, discusses the importance of bridging the translational gap, the challenges in doing so, and how Children's plans to accelerate this process in the future. He also speaks to the need for more research funding for pediatrics.
Click here to view the video.