About MW CTR-IN
We help researchers secure ongoing, sustainable, extramural funding.
Introduction to MW CTR-IN
Mountain West IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network
Mountain West (MW) Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) is a NIH funded Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program that began on September 15, 2013 with an initial cycle that runs through June 30, 2018.
Build and Increase Infrastructure Capacity to Help You Conduct Research
To accelerate the development of research capacity.
To increase the quantity, quality, and number of successful NIH grant applications in clinical and translational research.
To accelerate scientific discovery to improve health in the 7 Mountain West IDeA states regions.
A Connected Network
From Bench to Community
MW CTR-IN is all about making connections. Connecting investigators to mentors, collaborators, and biostatisticians. Connecting research to funding opportunities. Connecting universities to communities. Over mountains and across oceans, MW CTR-IN is a connected network of researchers working together to improve the health and lives of people in all of our MW communities.
The CTR program encourages partnerships between institutions with limited expertise and infrastructure for clinical and translational research and established clinical and translational centers, including institutions with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) and Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMIs). We are fortunate to have both a CTSA and an RCMI partner lending their expertise.
The Mountain West CTR-IN is hosted at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It represents a partnership among the 13 universities across our 7 MW states that stretch across 1/3rd of the US land mass and encompasses almost 1/3rd of all IDeA states:
MW CTR-IN Leadership
Parvesh Kumar, MD
Richard Larson, MD, PhD
Carl Reiber, PhD
Curtis Noonan, PhD
Director of Pilot Projects Program
Eric Prossnitz, PhD
Associate Director of the Professional Development Core (PDC) , Mentoring Unit
C. William "Bill" Shuttleworth, PhD
Director of the Professional Development Core (PDC)
Yiliang Zhu, PhD
Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)
Merle Kataoka-Yahiro, PhD
Associate Director of the Professional Development Core (PDC) , Education Unit
Cristiana Iosef, DVM, PhD
Associate Director of the Professional Development Core (PDC) , Program Coordinator of ATF and GWW
Fares Qeadan, PhD
Associate Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)
Tony Ward, PhD
Director of Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO)
Scott "Scott" Seville, PhD
Associate Director of Pilot Projects Program
Gwen Marchand, PhD
Director of Tracking & Evaluation (T&E)
MW CTR-IN Cores
including Clinical Research Education & Mentoring
Pilot Projects Program (CP3), formerly known as Clinical Translational Pilot Grants (CTPG)
To contact the CTR-IN Administrative Core by phone, you may call (702) 895-1079 between 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays. Or, you may email us at email@example.com at any time.