We are excited to announce additions to the SURE 2009 budget courtesy of the CTSI and PPFA. These funds augment support available via our HHMI grant, the SIRE program, and the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Both Emory and visiting students are eligible for funding.
The Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a local partnership that includes Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Translational research is the buzzword for the intersection of research and healthcare, specifically, how information obtained by researchers at the bench informs a physician's patient care, and vice versa. This collaboration is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and includes support for four summer research fellows. To learn more about transitional research, visit CTSI's website at http://www.actsi.org/. CTSI supported four SURE students in 2008.
Concerned Parents for AIDS Research (CPFA) began in 1989 as a group of parents realized that AIDS is a public health threat to all. CPFA funds basic biomedical and clinical research projects that will lead to a more complete understanding of the disease process, to the development of better treatments, and ultimately, to the discovery of a vaccine and a cure for AIDS. CPFA has raised over $5 million to support research on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; last summer, CPFA raised $100,000 to fund SURE students to work with AIDS research at Emory's Vaccine Center over the next several years. The first five awards will be made for the summer of 2009. For more information on CPFA's work, visit their website at http://cpfaidsresearch.org/