Translational research boosted by multidisciplinary study grants

Funding will help develop unified veterinary record data management across member institutions

The Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA), a national network of veterinary and medical research institutions, will continue its translational research thanks to a series of grants awarded to its member institutions.

COHA aims to advance the understanding of such shared diseases as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and obesity by leveraging the expertise of veterinarians, physicians, research scientists, and professionals in related fields. The multidisciplinary approach provides novel information and new strategies to improve the health and well-being of humans, animals, and the environment.

COHA institutions are supported by Clinical Translational Science Awards through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.

The latest COHA funding will advance efforts that include developing a unified veterinary record data management system across member institutions, planning and coordinating One Health events to increase networking and communication across disciplines, expanding opportunities for clinical and translational research training for students, and advancing efforts to enhance veterinary biospecimen use.

The full list of funded projects and lead institutions:

  • Translational Research Summit 2.0. Planning and coordination of a symposium on inherited cardiomyopathies across species for human and veterinary medical professionals, as well as other research scientists (University of Wisconsin-Madison*, Cornell University, North Carolina State University, Tufts University, University of California at Davis, University of Florida)
  • Advancing One Health datasets. Planning and coordination of a workshop on developing a unified veterinary record data management system (Colorado State University*, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, Tufts University, University of Missouri)
  • An interprofessional student collaboration. Organization of a One Health event for the 2018 AMSA Convention in collaboration with AMSA and veterinary students from the SAVMA (Tufts University*, Colorado State University, North Carolina State University, University of Missouri, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Improving translational resources. Enhancing visibility and intercollege cooperation around biospecimen use from veterinary academic biobanks (Cornell University*, Colorado State University, Texas A&M University, University of California at Davis)

Visit ctsaonehealthalliance.org for a full list of COHA member institutions, as well as videos and other resources.

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