Project recently funded by NIH is example of pilot grant program success

How adversity early in life can lead to susceptibility to disease will be studied through a project initially funded through Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Bridges to Translation pilot grant program. Idan Shalev, PhD, Mark T. Greenberg Early Career Professor for the Study of Children’s Health and Development, and assistant professor of biobehavioral health, was recently awarded funding through the National Institute on Aging to better understand how immune cells react and adapt to stress.

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides the tools, resources and training to help the Penn State community move its health research more efficiently and effectively out of the science laboratories and into use by the people and communities who need it. Its pilot grant program helps build collaborations and works to remove roadblocks that prevent research in the laboratories from getting to patients in healthcare clinics. It also provides researchers an opportunity to explore novel ideas to collect the data needed to apply for external funding opportunities.