CTSA Consortium Expanded

So, last October I had a little fun working out the logic for my office pool picks for the next CTSA sites. Today we learn that 14 new sites have joined the consortium … sites that The Chronicle notes received far less in funding than they requested:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (New York City)
Boston University (Boston)
Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) [see Nature Medicine’s profile]
Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis)
Northwestern University (Chicago and Evanston, Ill.)
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, Calif.)
Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Tufts University (Boston)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Ala.)
University of Colorado Denver (Aurora, Colo.)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio)
The University of Utah (Salt Lake City)

I only missed Scripps, but they have a heck of a lot of collaborating sites (including, interestingly, the Center for Applied Genomics at CHOP – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia …)

Only 22 spots remaining in the Consortium. Who’s left?

UCLA, UMd, UMinn, Georgetown, Medical College of Wisconsin, NYU, SUNY Stony Brook, U Cinncinati, U Florida, U South Florida, U Tennessee, Baylor, Penn State, UCSD, U Vermont , U Illinois-Chicago , MUSC , U Missouri, UNM, Dartmouth, LSU, U Arkansas, U Hawaii, U Kansas, U Kentucky, U Louisville, U ND, U Oklahoma, UVa

Plus, I’m sure, at least a dozen or so not named here, such as an Arizona contingent, U Nebraska, a Mountain State rep, et al. As noted below, a new collaborative applicant will be the Keystone Institute for Translational Medicine based at Temple University in partnership with Fox Chase Cancer Center and Geisinger Health System. And then there is VCU with their corporate research partner Philip Morris USA.



  1. […] October 16, 2007 at 10:38 pm · Filed under NIH Advice Update: And the winners have been announced (I have links to each site’s description here): […]

  2. writedit said

    Update: The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the newest CTSA Consortium members received far less in funding than they requested. For example, Tufts requested $42 million but only received $20 million. Albert Einstein received $22 million rather than the $59 million requested. Indeed, The Chronicle notes that to make up for the shortfall, Yeshiva University “announced a new fund-raising drive this month to attract $3 million in operating revenue for this year.” The 2007 and 2006 awardees received cuts in their noncompeting renewal awards as well, so everyone is feeling the pain – though not quite as much as the newest kids on the block. The June submissions were reviewed in September (by this SEP panel ), and the final set of applications will be submitted in October.

  3. writedit said

    Okay, so I’m not caught off guard by another Scripps-like surprise, here is another likely CTSA candidate for the final submission this October:

    Temple, Fox Chase and Geisinger Create Keystone Institute for Translational Medicine

    The Keystone Institute for Translational Medicine (KITM) based at Temple University, brings together Fox Chase Cancer Center, Geisinger Health System and Temple University School of Medicine to speed the transformation of basic science discoveries into better patient care. … The Keystone Institute boasts world-class expertise in behavioral health, social psychology, social networking, information technology, medical informatics, health services research, and health outcomes research. … A special feature of the Institute is its virtual nature, which will enhance the collaboration through a social network, much like Facebook, thereby erasing the physical boundaries that separate Temple and Fox Chase researchers in Philadelphia and those at Geisinger Health System in Danville.

    Temple clearly put their CTSA P20 planning grant to good use, and I expect they will be rewarded for this excellent and innovative and, dare I say it, transformative effort.

  4. writedit said

    The CTSA SEP for the September 24-25th session is up. Just the one panel this round, so apparently fewer applications submitted, and possibly fewer awards as a result. No doubt the final submission cycle will be quite a crowded field indeed.

  5. […] most recent additions to the Consortium were noted last May, preceded by my pool pick musings the prior October. You can go right to the […]

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