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NCATS Seeks Information on Community Engagement Research in CTSAs

October 26, 2012—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Oct. 15 issued a request for information (RFI) on “Enhancing community-engaged research through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs).”  NCATS invites investigators, faculty, research leaders, and other stakeholders to provide information and suggestions on how the capacity for community-engagement research developed under the CTSA program can be “leveraged to solve critical roadblocks in the translational research process.”

The RFI states that NCATS, which since this past year has served as the new home for the CTSA program, is interested in “capitalizing on the [agency’s] investment in the development of community engagement partnerships and infrastructure” in support of its mission to generate innovative ways to improve the pipeline for development and testing of new diagnostics and therapeutics.  The RFI lists several areas for comment on this research, including research training opportunities within community-based settings. 

The AAMC plans to submit comments, which are due Nov. 15.

Contact:

Stephen Heinig
Director, Science Policy
Telephone: 202-828-0488
Email: sheinig@aamc.org

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