NIH awards U at Buffalo $21M for medical research, clinical trials 

The National Institutes of Health awarded a five-year, $21.7 million grant to University at Buffalo (N.Y.) for healthcare innovation and new treatments research, according to a Feb. 10 news release.

The Clinical and Translational Science Award is a renewal of the funding UB received in 2015. The CTSA program aims to support the development of innovative research and new treatments for diseases by increasing scale of clinical trials.

"The renewal of this highly competitive federal research award recognizes the caliber of scientific discoveries being made at the University at Buffalo and unequivocally affirms the positive impact we are making on the communities we serve," UB President Satish K. Tripathi said in the news release.

Since the first CTSA grant was awarded in 2015, the number of underrepresented minorities participating in UAB clinical trials has increased from 27 percent to 37 percent. Current trials at UB include testing new treatments for diabetes, schizophrenia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and childhood asthma.

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