UW ICTR Pilot Awards Program Provides $1.5 Million to Support Research

For the tenth consecutive round, the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is making pilot awards to support clinical and translational research. With help from institutional co-funding and ongoing support from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP), ICTR made 24 awards this summer for a total of $1.5 million.

Christine Sorkness, PharmD, professor of Pharmacy and Medicine and ICTR senior associate executive director, comments, “This has been a very tough fiscal environment, but the ICTR Pilot Awards Program continues to combine monies from the ICTR operating budget with departmental and institutional co-funding and WPP funding to provide essential seed money for the needs of our local investigators.”

She continues, “We also collaborated with our local partners such as the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the UW Skin Disease Research Center to co-fund pilot research studies in specific areas where our research missions overlap. It’s a win-win situation.”

As in prior years, the successful proposals came from all ICTR partners; the five UW partner schools and college and Marshfield Clinic. In addition, some awards were made to applicants from other UW schools, while academic collaborators and community partners were drawn statewide.

August 2016 Special Newsletter
ICTR Pilots Special August 2016 (PDF)