The Clinical and Translational Faculty Recruitment and Resources program is designed to strengthen the capacity and research infrastructure of WVCTSI. By the end of a 5-year IDeA-CTR award, WVCTSI will be highly efficient and productive partners in the pursuit of a CTSA. This in turn will result in the primary goal of the WVCTSI which is to increase research related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, obesity-related diseases and emerging epidemics related to addiction. that are the leading causes of mortality among West Virginians/Appalachians.
WVCTSI will achieve this goal by continuing to recruit magnet clinical and translational faculty and junior investigators in all the five Schools at WVU and in its partner institutions CAMC/WVU-C and WVSOM. To date, 26 faculty members have been recruited by WVCTSI. This will be furthered by having all faculty recruited within this core utilize existing and expanded clinical and translational resources and cores that is greatly enabled by an IDeA-CTR award to support clinical and translational researchers; and engagement of current researchers and new recruits’ research through communication and outreach to increase new interactions and collaborative statewide and national research programs.
The CTFRR furthers WVCTSI goals by helping to recruit, train, and retain the next generation of clinical and translational scientists, providing them and current WVCTSI researchers with supportive services and clinical and translational resources, and by enhancing research partnerships and collaborations within and across WVCTSI partner institutions. It is the focal point for collaborative interactions and beneficiary of various services performed by several WVCTSI programs.