May 31, 2017

With $58M grant, U-M researchers will push research and health care forward with community’s help

Michiganders of all ages can make a difference in research as partners and volunteers through the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research

MICHR grant

The next big idea to help people with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, depression or many other conditions could be bubbling up right now in a University of Michigan research lab.

Or it might be a new idea in the mind of a U-M doctor, scientist, healthcare professional, graduate student or patient.

Now, U-M has received a $58 million grant to help those ideas move forward, with Michiganders of all ages and backgrounds as partners.

The grant is from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program. It provides for an up to five-year new dose of funding for the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, or MICHR, contingent on the availability of future U.S. congressional appropriations. More than 50 other universities nationwide are supported through the CTSA Program.

The institute helps U-M health and life science researchers turn their best ideas and discoveries into tests, treatments, care innovations and cures through training, funding and central research services. It also gives community members, including patients, the ability to help shape research priorities.