The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is pleased to announce the second round of awardees of the Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) grants. ICTR’s financial support (up to $50,000 per grant) is designed to foster new collaborations between faculty members across UMB schools and between UMB faculty and community partners.
From a total of 36 applications, 19 one-year milestone-driven pilot grants were awarded (16 Innovative Collaboration Pilot projects and three Community-Engaged Research projects). These funded projects involve collaborations across UMB and include principal investigators from the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. They also include collaborations with UMB’s Francis King Carey School of Law, the University of Maryland, College Park, and other Baltimore institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, the Hussman Institute for Autism, and the Baltimore City Fire Department.
Funded projects include assaying new chemical entities and therapeutic targets, developing clinically useful diagnostics, formulating new methods of drug delivery, early testing of novel vaccine strategies, and assessing how health records can be used for decision modeling and economic evaluation of medical interventions. We anticipate these projects will generate robust pilot data, lead to sustained, fruitful collaborative relationships within UMB and external partners, result in future NIH, federal and peer-reviewed extramural funding, and advance the successful commercialization and implementation of UMB research.