As the Academic Core of the new Atrium Health, the Wake Forest School of Medicine is seeking applications for translational research projects. The primary focus of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to encourage the development of interdisciplinary research teams for translational research involving collaborators across the new Atrium Health Enterprise. The new Atrium Health Enterprise is the result of the strategic combination of Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including the Wake Forest School of Medicine
Collaborations may be formed by expanding existing interdisciplinary teams or establishing new teams to carry out a proposed project. Applications must include investigators from multiple Regions and Markets (e.g. one investigator from Charlotte and one from Winston-Salem). Preliminary/pilot data are not required to be competitive for this funding mechanism, however available supporting data from literature may be cited.
This pilot mechanism is open to all research types, ranging from mechanistic basic science to population-based projects. Projects relating to advancing our goal to emerge as a preeminent Academic Learning Health System are encouraged and will be considered responsive. Projects focused on biology and treatment of under-served populations or which address specific needs of our clinical population will be prioritized.
Up to six projects will be funded and will receive up to $40,000 in direct costs. All projects must meet the specifications outlined above. All funds are to be spent within a one-year project period.
These awards are open to all investigators across the Atrium Health Enterprise including Atrium Health, Atrium Health Navicent, and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine. Wake Forest University faculty are also invited to apply. Applications must include investigators from multiple Regions and Markets (e.g. one investigator from Charlotte and one from Winston-Salem). Interdisciplinary teams that represent combinations of clinicians and basic scientists; adult and pediatric researchers; and/or junior and senior investigators are all strongly encouraged to apply
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Questions about the application system can be directed to Lindsay Trost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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