TRAINING UNIT Our success in unraveling the biology of rare diseases and in developing effective therapies for conditions such as ALS and related disorders depends critically on our engendering and nurturing a cadre of new clinician scientists in whom the spark of rare disease research has been ignited, and who will carry the torch of rare disease clinical research into the future. This will be accomplished by identifying and recruiting talented and highly motivated young people who wish to pursue a career in clinical research focused on ALS and related disorders. Trainees will be provided with an education in clinical research methodology, the science of rare disease research, grant writing and issues specifically relevant to ALS and related disorders. The consortium will foster trainee career development through mentorship and immersion in a clinical and scientific environment that is colaborative, supportive and rich in opportunity.

Public Health Relevance

Developing a cadre of young well-trained clinician-scientists focused on clincal-translational research focused on ALS and related disorders is critical to our collective success in developing effective therapies for this group of rare diseases.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Type
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
1U54NS092091-01
Application #
8929491
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZTR1-CI-8 (01))
Program Officer
Gubitz, Amelie
Project Start
2014-09-30
Project End
Budget Start
2014-09-30
Budget End
2015-06-30
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$96,607
Indirect Cost
$13,375
Name
University of Miami School of Medicine
Department
Type
DUNS #
052780918
City
Coral Gables
State
FL
Country
United States
Zip Code
33146