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‘One Brave Idea’ Science Innovation Center Opens in Boston

October 5, 2017  |  David Raths
One Brave Idea is a $75 million research enterprise bringing together scientists from multiple disciplines to to better understand the earliest stages of coronary heart disease. The effort has opened a Science Innovation Center in Boston.

New National Center for Data to Health Created

October 3, 2017  |  David Raths
A consortium of universities and research groups has received a five-year, $25 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science to create a new National Center for Data to Health (CD2H).

New Patient-Centered Studies Take Advantage of PCORnet Infrastructure

September 21, 2017  |  David Raths
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) board of governors recently approved $27 million in grant funding for several patient-centered research studies that take advantage of the expanding informatics infrastructure of PCORnet.

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Leverage Valuable Informatics Tools

September 13, 2017  |  David Raths
As the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funds more comparative clinical effectiveness research studies, informatics researchers are developing new tools to identify and recruit potential patients and gather data.

AHRQ, PCORI to Fund Learning Health System Research Training Programs

September 9, 2017  |  David Raths
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, plans to award up to $8 million in grants to create as many as 10 career development programs to build a “learning health system” research...

Senate Appropriations Bill Calls for Boost in NIH Funding

September 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Senate Committee on Appropriations has approved a 2018 budget bill that aims to push forward investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—an agency which President Trump previously hoped to cut funding from.

Utah Researchers Get $3.8M to Develop Cancer Screening Tool

September 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Researchers from the University of Utah Health, Intermountain Healthcare, and Huntsman Cancer Institute have received a $3.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop an advanced cancer screening tool.

Novartis MS Study Allows for Smartphone Data Collection

August 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Pharmaceutical company Novartis has announced the launch of a mobile research study for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) that collects data via their smartphone, without the need for clinic visits.

Leaders at Virginia Tech’s Biocomplexity Institute Devise an Analytic Platform to Address Infectious Disease Spread

August 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Leaders at the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech have been working on an exciting initiative, developing an analytic modeling platform that could help to prepare for and prevent the spread of common infectious diseases

House Appropriations Bill Includes 37 Percent Budget Cut for ONC, $1.1B Increase for NIH

July 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The House Appropriations Committee released a draft funding bill for 2018 that included a $22 million budget cut for ONC—a number that is right in line with President Trump’s budget request that he released in May.

AMIA Backs Federal Health IT R&D Framework, Offers Recommendations

July 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In comments submitted to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, AMIA applauded federal officials for developing a draft strategic framework for health IT research and development.


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