The Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases was inaugurated at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in the Spring of 2013. CTRID is composed of MEDVAMC-based Baylor College of Medicine physician-scientists and Ph.D. scientists. Its activities are supported by the Houston VA Research & Education Foundation, MEDVAMC, and Baylor College of Medicine.
The CTRID was established to increase basic and clinical research funding at MEDVAMC, enhance interaction among investigators at VA and foster mentoring of early career investigators. We focus on fostering collaborative research on inflammatory diseases at MEDVAMC to improving the health and well-being of veterans.
The center's work will integrate the basic science research environment at MEDVAMC into a Center of Excellence for translational research and mentoring in cooperation with its affiliate, Baylor College of Medicine.