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Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)


The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) at the University of Michigan is part of a national network of institutions that speed the translation of research discoveries into improved healthcare. Founded in 2006, MICHR is funded through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, which is housed within the National Institutes of Health (NIH)- National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Under the direction of NCATS, MICHR is charged with helping to develop and advance the field of translational science. Translational science aims to identify and overcome long-standing roadblocks in the translational research pipeline, ultimately transforming the way research is done – making it faster, more efficient, and more impactful. By examining the translational research ecosystem at a systems level, MICHR aims to develop innovations that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all translational research, regardless of disease state or health condition.

The MICHR Cureus Channel promotes translational science accomplishments, endeavors, and best practices that are generated by MICHR and University of Michigan faculty and staff, community and patient partners, and partner organizations. We welcome submissions in the form of original articles, review articles, case reports, technical articles, editorials, posters, and abstracts.