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Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases


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: To increase basic and clinical research funding at MEDVAMC, enhance interaction among investigators at VA and foster mentoring of early career investigators.

Mission: To foster collaborative research on inflammatory diseases at MEDVAMC aimed at improving the health and well-being of veterans.

Vision: 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.

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Postdoctoral Training Support


One of CTRID's strategic objectives is to enhance the training of basic and clinical researchers.

Our NIH/NHLBI T32 training grant entitled “Collaborative Research Training in Thrombosis and Inflammation” provides postdoctoral training support. Visit our program announcement and additional information for applicants.

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