(Translational Health Research Initiative) is a formal partnership between
Northern Arizona University and Northern Arizona Healthcare to facilitate
integrated collaborative research efforts that build strong biomedical, behavioral, and cultural
health research initiatives for the diverse populations of Northern Arizona in primary areas such as
population health, health disparities research, translational medicine,
biomarkers research, clinical practices and intervention research, health
informatics, behavioral medicine, and ecological health.
THRIVE partnership supports
the Arizona Biosciences roadmap and the emerging ABOR strategic plan for the
development of a sustainable biomedical industry in Arizona. The primary
THRIVE research goals are outcome-oriented, evidence based, and focused on
improving clinical, behavioral, and population health management by integrating
the resources and research efforts of both partners.
steering committee will delegate the THRIVE proposal review process to a
project screening sub-committee. The
sub-committee will be composed of Steve Lewis and Mark Carroll, on the NAH
side, and Robert Trotter and an ad hoc science reviewer on the NAU side. The primary goal of the sub-committee will be
to review any requested collaborative research project that would fall within
the basic THRIVE framework. Those projects that are accepted would be provided
with general grant development and submission support from either NAH or NAU,
as appropriate, and would be identified as THRIVE associated projects.