New $19.9M grant will expand hub for translational science, biomedical research in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Since 2016, the Brown University-based, federally funded Advance Clinical and Translational Research program has supported biomedical and public health scholars across Rhode Island who are working to turn scientific discoveries into solutions that can improve the lives of patients.

This month, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Brown, the host institution on the federal award, a $19.9 million grant to fund Advance-CTR’s expansion into a second five-year phase.

Advance-CTR is a full partnership that includes Brown, the University of Rhode Island, Care New England, Lifespan, the V.A. Providence Healthcare System and the Rhode Island Quality Institute (which manages the state’s health information exchange).

The program funds clinical and translational research — at its core, research that starts in laboratories and progresses into clinical and community settings and makes a positive impact on people’s health through diagnosis, treatment or policy change — and provides education and professional resources to early-career investigators across Rhode Island. READ MORE