Buffalo Translational Consortium News

HEALTHeLINK awarded $10 Million Health Information Technology Grant from New York State Department of Health

Posted on 12/08/10 at 01:14 pm

HEALTHeLINK is a BTC community partner institution and the Western New York Clinical Information Exchange that includes clinical data from all 3 BTC healthcare institutions (Great Lakes Health, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and UBMD). HEALTHeLINK has been awarded a $10 million grant from New York State to improve the coordination of health care through the use of health information technology. The grant will support the creation of a clinical information model to enhance population and public health services. HEALTHeLINK participated in the initial design and testing of the public health information exchange model being used across New York State and is thus well positioned to further develop the model to track, monitor, and report on public health information in Western New York. These systems will then be replicated by other regional health information organizations (RHIOs) across the state.

Read more about it on WNY Healthelink.com: http://www.wnyhealthelink.com/

And on BuffaloNews.com: http://www.buffalonews.com/

Hauptman Woodward Institute’s Dr. Michael Malkowski receives $6.7 million NIH Grant to establish Membrane Protein Structural Biology Consortium

Posted on 12/03/10 at 09:51 am

Hauptmann Woodward Institute is a world class facility that specializes in Xray crystallography and molecular structure determination. As a BTC partner, HWI contributes importantly in structural determination of drugs and drug targets.  Dr. Michael G. Malkowski, an HWI senior research scientist, has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Membrane Protein Structural Biology Consortium as one of nine centers in the US responsible for determining membrane protein structures within a larger NIH biology-based initiative. This project is designed both to solve structures of medically important membrane proteins and to improve the available technologies for solving such structures.  This initiative contributes importantly to the BTC by enhancing drug development, particularly related to membrane protein targets.

Read more about the Membrane Protein Structural Biology Consortium: http://www.mpsbc.org


Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is awarded $4 million from Empire State Development to support life sciences and biotech companies

Posted on 11/24/10 at 05:58 pm

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has received a $4 million grant from Empire State Development to help start-up companies at the Innovation Center to build out research and development space. Over the past several years, the agency has assisted projects on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus with nearly $140 million in total funding that has helped with the development of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.



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