“Transformative” grant to push research forward
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have landed an unprecedented, five-year, $51 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Bruce Blazar, M.D., who heads the U of M’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, described the grant as “transformative” in advancing medicine.
The funding will enable researchers to share data and information across many disciplines and research institutions, allowing organizations to solve problems more efficiently. Perhaps most important to cancer research is the focus on creating universal systems to carry out clinical trials, including standardization across hospitals and collaborating with patient safety and oversight boards.