iTHRIV as a CTSA
Resilient Resources for Resilient Researchers
What is iTHRIV?
The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia, or iTHRIV, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Hub. In practice, iTHRIV is a cross-Commonwealth collaboration between University of Virginia , Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, and the Inova Health System. iTHRIV unites the research infrastructure of these flagship institutions with the latest advances in data science to accelerate innovation in health-related research and foster the next generation of collaborative health research professionals.
What is the CTSA Program?
Recognizing the need for a creative and broadly integrated approach to solve large and complex problems, the NIH created the CTSA Program to support research teams tackling system-wide scientific and operational problems in clinical and translational research.
According to the NIH, the CTSA Program aims to:
Train and cultivate the translational science workforce;
Engage patients and communities in every phase of the translational process;
Promote the integration of special and underserved populations in translational research across the human lifespan;
Innovate processes to increase the quality and efficiency of translational research, particularly of multisite trials; and
Advance the use of cutting-edge informatics.
A Community Focus
iTHRIV’s work is not just in the laboratory or clinic. We collaborate with community partners to address meaningful issues that Virginians face every day. Through various projects iTHRIV researchers and community partners have worked to address issues surrounding maternal mental health, foster summer reading programs within vulnerable populations across Virginia, and develop sustainable cancer prevention and detection programs in the New River Valley.
Impactful Discoveries take Time and Expertise
iTHRIV is proud to work closely with the Center for Open Science and the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group to engage health researchers and cultivate emerging ideas into the latest health innovations. These unique relationships align iTHRIV researchers with the thought-leaders of the Open Science Movement while also ensuring access to pivotal industry resources.