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NIH grant will help Cincinnati institutions pursue translational research

The $23 million grant will go to the university’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. Other institutions that will share in the funding include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the city’s University Hospital and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund translational research at the University of Cincinnati and its health-care partners, the school announced.

The grant will go to the university’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. The Cincinnati Enquirer said some of the current research includes treatment for the rare lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Cincinnati researchers are in the midst of human clinic trials and could use the funding to push it further.

Researchers there have also used NIH funding to research Reye’s Syndrome and Gaucher disease, among other things.

The funds will be spread out over five years as part of the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards. Those awards will eventually replace the NIH’s General Clinical Research Center program.

Other institutions that will share in the funding include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the city’s University Hospital and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.