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Translational Innovation Pilot (TIP) Program

The Utah CTSI’s TIP program will fund translational science projects aiming to identify and overcome barriers to the performance of translational research. Addressing critical barriers will allow subsequent translational research to accelerate the time from discovery to improved human health.

Leveraging CTSA funding, the Utah Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will award pilots through its Translational Innovation Pilot (TIP) program. In alignment with NCATS, the Utah CTSI’s TIP program will support translational science projects that focus “on understanding a scientific or operational principle underlying a step of the translational process with the goal of developing generalizable principles to accelerate translational research.”

FY 2023 process has been closed.

For additional information, please contact Breanne Johnson.

Past Recipients

Year of Award Investigators Investigator Departments Project Titles
2023 Anne Thackeray, PhD, PT, MPH Physical Therapy & Athletic Training Establishing a Functional Performance Index
2023 Hilary Coon, PhD Psychiatry Community Consultation on Research Use of Autopsy Blood Spots in Utah
2023 Jun Yang, PhD Opthalmology & Visual Sciences A pilot study on gene therapy for retinal degeneration
2022 M. Mateo Paz Soldan, MD, PhD Neurology Novel Imaging Markers of Innate Immune Activation in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
2022 Guillaume Horeau, PhD, DVM Emergency Medicine Validation of a novel noninvasive monitor of renal hypoxia in a pig model of hemorrhagic shock
2022 Jungkyu (Jay) Kim, PhD Mechanical Engineering A Biomimetic Cornea Chip for studying Fuchs' dystrophy
2022 Kevin Watt, MD, PhD Pediatrics Optimizing Drug Exposure in Patients Supported with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
2022 Yue Zhang, PhD Internal Medicine Biomechanical Data Analysis using Statistical Parametric Mapping Approach in the Presence of Nested Observations
2021 Rebecca Simmons, PhD, MPH OB/GYN Understanding barriers and facilitators of implementing the LNG IUD as emergency contraception in varied clinical settings: a pilot study
2021 Tuan Pham, MD Internal Medicine Inflammation in Fatty Liver Disease
2021 Anna Ibele, MD Surgery Loss to Follow Up after Bariatric Surgery: Contributors and Consequences
2021 Anne Kirby, PhD, OTR/L College of Health Suicidal Behavior in Transgender Utahns
2021 Sunjin Park, PhD Neurobiology & Anatomy A single-step assay determining the role of disease-associated genes in neuronal activity
2021 Hediyeh Baradaran, MD Radiology & Imaging Services MRI Evaluation of Vascular Aging and Vulnerable Plaque
2020 Alexander Pastuszak, MD, PhD Surgery Genetic Basis of Peyronie's and Dupuytren's Diseases
2020 Joseph Kim, PhD Psychiatry Affect Control Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex
2020 Vikas Sharma, MD Surgery Human Amniotic Membrane as Pericardial Substitute in Cardiac Surgery Patients
2020 Sihem Boudina, PhD Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Establishing the Function of a Novel Human Genetic Mutation in PRDM16 using Patient-Derived iPSC-CMs and In Vivo Model Systems
2020 Mary Playdon, PhD, MPH, MPhil Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Feasibility and Acceptability of Time Restricted Feeding (TRF) among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Women at Risk for Endometrial Cancer