|RDCC Pilot Program|
RHEUMATIC DISEASES CORE CENTER (P30AR48311) PILOT PROGRAM
The Rheumatic Diseases Core Center (P30AR48311) supports pilot and feasibility projects, in partnership with the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center.
Through a two-stage solicitation and review process, the RFA for which is distributed widely across departments, schools and centers as well as posted on the CAMAC and RDCC websites, projects are selected on thematic relevance to the RDCC mission, scientific promise, investigator eligibility and adherence to P&F program guidelines. Specific effort is made to identify junior investigators with the potential for participation in rheumatic disease research and to encourage project development and submission by them.
Once projects are underway, Principal Investigators meet with the RDCC Executive Committee quarterly to discuss scientific content, ongoing issues in study design as well as suggestions regarding core facilities and campus-wide expertise. The Core assists in organizing presentations twice a year by the PIs at the Research in Progress seminars. Annual written progress reports are prepared for review by the Director, Associate Director, and the Executive Committee.
Recent awardees have included: