The overarching goal of the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTC) module is to solicit, review, fund, and collaboratively facilitate the most promising nascent science from investigators at Children’s National, George Washington University, and their collaborators. This overarching goal is achieved by:
- Soliciting and supporting investigator-initiated and patient-centered proof-of-concept studies from Children’s National and GW faculty that will identify innovative approaches to diagnostics, prognostic marker development, and therapeutics;
- Facilitating communication, collaboration, and effective utilization of available resources by investigators in partnership with the Open Studios forum; and
- Providing faculty members new to clinical and translational research with interdisciplinary guidance, feedback, and mentoring through collaboration with the Grants Enhancement Program.