The overall mission of the PDTs/PRMCs is to “Increase the translation of health sciences research and health care delivery to the people of Indiana and beyond by facilitating an environment that enables the conduct of clinical and translational research.”
Committees consist of multidisciplinary researchers who assist investigators in developing ideas/hypotheses into well-designed translational research projects. The teams serve as “one stop shops” by providing investigators access to protocol development; pilot funding; biostatistics; IRB/regulatory and nursing support; facilitation of collaboration with other investigators and access to Core Resources on the IUPUI, IU, Purdue and Notre Dame campuses, all in one meeting. Pilot awards are typically up to $15,000 for two years.
The PDT/PRMC mechanism is for faculty within the Indiana CTSI consortium, including Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. Note: Post-doctoral and clinical fellows can utilize this mechanism for project advice, but not for pilot funding.
- Community, Healthcare Delivery, & Implementation Science: Supports translational research relating to how to improve health outcomes and promote sustainability in communities, including behavioral science, clinical interventions and access to patients, families, and communities. Strengths include epidemiology, sociology, implementation science, and communications
- Concepts to Clinic: Supports a wide range of research projects, including those on the path from basic science and/or animal models to all phases of clinical trials.
- Human Health & Biomedical Technology: Supports biomedical research innovations related to human health therapeutics and diagnostics by leveraging the major expertise at Purdue University. Strengths include biomedical technologies, nutritional health, analytical chemistry, regulatory issues and intellectual property concerns.
- Networks, Complex Systems & Health: Supports network science and complex systems research with a health-related focus. Strengths include survey research, social and biological networks, and statistical methodology.
- Pediatric Sciences: Supports multidisciplinary clinical and translational research projects in pediatric populations.
- Structural & Social Determinants of Health: Supports basic, clinical and translational research that 1) enables a deeper understanding of how social, economic, and environmental contexts shape patterns of health and wellness, including onset of diseases and disorders, within communities; and 2) informs effective treatments and interventions to promote equitable opportunities for good health and wellbeing.
- Obesity & Metabolism: Supports research in obesity, metabolic diseases, diabetes, and lipid signaling
- Neuroscience & Cancer: Supports research in imaging, psychiatry, neurodegeneration, cancer biochemistry and pharmacology, and cell signaling.