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This section of the USC Health Collaborative Website is designed to provide resources, networking and linkages to colleagues throughout the university who share interests in specific areas of health research and education.

We encourage your suggestions of helpful links, information to include, or timely announcements of events, RFPs and other resources.

See also the Website of The Office of the Vice Provost for Research Advancement for these and other health and medically-related initiatives at USC: http://www.usc.edu/research/initiatives/

USC CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES

Drawing from experience of the NIH Roadmap and extensive community input, the National Institutes of Health has launched a new program designed to transform clinical and translational research, so that new treatments can be developed more efficiently and delivered more quickly to patients.

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) program will create a definable academic home for the discipline of clinical and translational science. Specifically, this program will encourage the development of novel methods and approaches to clinical and translational research, enhance informatics and technology resources, and improve training and mentoring to ensure that new investigators can navigate the increasingly complex research system.

USC is taking an active role in pursuing CTSA funding. For more information, refer to the following resources:

USC CTSA website:

Also on the CTSA Website:

USC HEALTH DISPARITIES

A high level of interest in health disparities has been expressed by USC Health Collaborative members. A Health Disparities Colloquium hosted by the Collaborative in February 2006 was attended by approximately 45 researchers. A research and networking interest cluster has been formed and includes more than 70 individuals throughout the university. Working groups also were formed in several areas. Contact Michael Cousineau at cousinea@usc.edu for more information or Contact Us.

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USC GLOBAL HEALTH

A new university-wide initiative on Global Health was launched in 2006. For more information, contact C. Anderson Johnson at carljohn@usc.edu or explore the following resources:

USC Global Health Website:

Also on the Global Health Website:

Other USC Global Health Resources:

USC HEALTH DESIGN

The USC Health Collaborative is planning a Colloquium on Health Design in 2006-07. To be added to the Health Design Interest Group e-mail listing, please Contact Us.


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