the meharry translational research center
The purpose of the Meharry Clinical and Translational Research Center (MeTRC) grant is to cultivate minority researchers by funding their projects and building an infrastructure of laboratories, training, and support staff. Budding scientists compete for pilot projects, in hopes their research ideas will mature into collaborative projects with other investigators. In time, they become fully funded researchers who are able to attract external funding and operate independently.
A branch of scientific research that has developed in recent years is "translational research," which translates lab discoveries into actual treatments patients can use. The scientists in the Meharry Translational Research Center look for treatments for diseases and health disorders that disproportionately impact minorities. Areas of emphasis include infectious diseases (especially HIV/AIDS) and women's health.
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"Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54 MD0007593. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health."