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REACHNet Pilot Project Support informational webinar to be offered Monday, February 20, 2017

Released: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dear LA CaTS Center Investigators,

The LA CaTS Center and Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet) are pleased to announce a special call for applications for REACHnet Pilot Project Support. This opportunity is open to all LA CaTS and REACHnet member institutions. Please see the attached RFA for more information and important dates or click here. Applications are due online by Monday, March 20, 2017.

REACHnet is a network designed to help clinicians and researchers conduct robust comparative effectiveness research with integrated recruitment and data solutions.  The LA CaTS Center is seeking research applications to support highly innovative projects aimed at preparing publications and grant applications to compete for extramural funding (e.g. NIH, DOD, or Foundations) that use the resources of REACHnet. In-kind support will be provided by REACHnet and the LA CaTS Biomedical Informatics Core in order to achieve the aims of the pilot project.

An informational webinar will be offered on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 2:00-3:00pm (CST). We encourage all interested investigators that have questions or need more information to attend. Log in & call-in information (please do both) as follows:

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About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit www.lacats.org.