About the Center

The Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases was inaugurated at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in the Spring of 2013. CTRID is composed of MEDVAMC-based Baylor College of Medicine physician-scientists and Ph.D. scientists. Its activities are supported by the Houston VA Research & Education Foundation, MEDVAMC, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Goals: The goals of CTRID are to increase basic and clinical research funding at MEDVAMC, enhance interaction among investigators at VA, and foster mentoring of early career investigators.

Mission: The mission of CTRID is to foster collaborative research on inflammatory diseases at MEDVAMC aimed at improving the health and well-being of Veterans.

Vision: The vision of CTRID is to integrate the basic science research environment at MEDVAMC into a Center of Excellence for translational research and mentoring in cooperation with its affiliate, Baylor College of Medicine.