Translational Pilot Program

Requests for Applications (RFAs)

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Goals of Translational Pilot Program

  1. To remove impediments to progress in innovative clinical and translational studies
  2. To fund pilot studies in clinical and translational research
  3. To foster and promote collaborative, cross-discipline interactions among junior and senior investigators from different disciplines and different institutions in the BTC
  4. To stimulate the development of new and creative methods in clinical and translational science
  5. To create a context for innovation in clinical and translational science in the BTC


Steven J. Fliesler, PhD

  • Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor
  • Vice-Chairman and Director of Research
  • Department of Ophthalmology and Ira G. Ross Eye Institute Vision Research Center 
  • Professor of Biochemistry
  • School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • University at Buffalo

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD

  • SUNY Distinguished Professor
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
  • School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • University at Buffalo