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Seeking innovation and improvements in health care

Seeking innovation and improvements in health care

Frontiers assists clinical and translational researchers

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Mock Study Section Deadline Extended!

Mock Study Section Deadline Extended!

Submit your letter of interest by Oct. 10.

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Accelerate your research with funding

Accelerate your research with funding

Learn more about funding opportunities through Frontiers

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Frontiers Receives Nearly $27 million grant from NIH

Frontiers Receives Nearly $27 million grant from NIH

Funding will help accelerate clinical and translational research

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Seeking innovation and improvements in health care

Frontiers assists clinical and translational researchers

About Us
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Mock Study Section Deadline Extended!

Submit your letter of interest by Oct. 10.

Learn More
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Accelerate your research with funding

Learn more about funding opportunities through Frontiers

Get Funding
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Frontiers Receives Nearly $27 million grant from NIH

Funding will help accelerate clinical and translational research

Read More

About Frontiers

Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) catalyzes innovations in health care by connecting clinical researchers to resources, training the biomedical workforce of today and tomorrow, and facilitating collaboration among scientists, patients, and community organizations. Supported by a five-year, $25 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Frontiers is part of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, a national network of approximately 60 medical research institutions that work together to translate scientific discoveries into advances in patient care.

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Research Projects Funded

over $10,000,000

Amount Funded since 2011

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What is Translational Research?

Translational Science is the discipline of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and populations - from diagnostics to therapeutics, to medical procedures and observational behaviors.
–National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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Nov 01 03:00 PM • KU Edwards Campus One Health Day - Microplastics: Small Particles. Big Impact. One Health Day will have experts in microplastics from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, and University of Missouri Kansas City share research and what we know about the impact of microplastics on humans, animals, and the environment. Registration is required. Nov 10 10:30 AM • Zoom Mentor Roundtable The next Mentor Roundtable  for our KL2 and TL1 mentors is coming up! Nov 10 12:00 PM • via Zoom Webinar Research and Discovery Grand Rounds - November Join us for the next Research and Discovery Grand Rounds webinar from Noon - 1 pm CT. Nov 17 12:00 PM • Zoom How did we get here? A history of health inequities in the United States (part 3 of 6) The root cause of health inequity in the United States is structural racism. Stark inequities in morbidity and mortality among minoritized populations have persisted for generations. This series will contextualize the historical and systemic nature of racism in America and how systemic racism impacts our health. As a concept that first emerged with European colonial expansion in the 16th century, race is woven into the fabric of American consciousness. It is insufficient and harmful to view racism as an isolated event; doing so invalidates the experiences of those afflicted by racism while perpetuating the structures and systems that uphold racism. We are reimagining our conversations on racism and embarking on a journey—beginning with the moment of our country's inception through the country's current state. The first stop on our journey will unpack the direct link from Slavery to Mass Incarceration, highlighting the structural forces of racism—including the intersection among various demarginalized groups and the concept of Race Throughout the Americas. Our journey will then showcase the concepts behind the immoral and pseudoscientific theory of the Eugenics Movement, Genetic Determinism and Understanding the American Desire to Attribute Health Inequities to Genetics, along with the impact of Discrimination, Stress, and Allostatic Load and Understanding the Health Impacts of the Lived Experience of Racism to thriving while Black—A History of Black Businesses and a Life as an African American student at the University of Kansas. Our journey will unpack historical events through the current state to understand the history of health inequities. Nov 17 03:00 PM • Zoom Updates on Improving Transitions of Care in Heart Failure Join the KC QVIC Fourm for Updates on Improving Transitions of Care. Registration is required. Nov 29 10:00 AM • Best Conference Center, KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Rd. Overland Park, KS 66213 Mock Study Section Join Frontiers Clinical & Translational Science Institute for our first NIH-style mock study section. This semi-annual event aims to increase the likelihood of NIH funding success by providing feedback to prospective applicants on completed grant proposals prior to submission.  Observers will gain insight into the NIH peer review process.  There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.  Click here for more information. Dec 08 12:00 PM • Zoom How did we get here? A history of health inequities in the United States (part 4 of 6) The root cause of health inequity in the United States is structural racism. Stark inequities in morbidity and mortality among minoritized populations have persisted for generations. This series will contextualize the historical and systemic nature of racism in America and how systemic racism impacts our health. As a concept that first emerged with European colonial expansion in the 16th century, race is woven into the fabric of American consciousness. It is insufficient and harmful to view racism as an isolated event; doing so invalidates the experiences of those afflicted by racism while perpetuating the structures and systems that uphold racism. We are reimagining our conversations on racism and embarking on a journey—beginning with the moment of our country's inception through the country's current state. The first stop on our journey will unpack the direct link from Slavery to Mass Incarceration, highlighting the structural forces of racism—including the intersection among various demarginalized groups and the concept of Race Throughout the Americas. Our journey will then showcase the concepts behind the immoral and pseudoscientific theory of the Eugenics Movement, Genetic Determinism and Understanding the American Desire to Attribute Health Inequities to Genetics, along with the impact of Discrimination, Stress, and Allostatic Load and Understanding the Health Impacts of the Lived Experience of Racism to thriving while Black—A History of Black Businesses and a Life as an African American student at the University of Kansas. Our journey will unpack historical events through the current state to understand the history of health inequities. Dec 15 12:00 PM • Via Zoom Webinar Research and Discovery Grand Rounds - December Join us for the final Research and Discovery Grand Rounds Webinar for the year from Noon - 1 pm CT.
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