A Request for Applications (RFA) with set aside is proposed titled: CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research and Training in Child Abuse and Neglect using the P50 grant mechanism.
While significant strides have been made in studying behavioral treatments to ameliorate the effects of child abuse, much more collaborative research is needed from fields including bioengineering, radiology, pathology, neurology and others to shed light on this phenomenon for more comprehensive assessments, therapies and treatments. There is also a need for effective screening by doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other clinicians to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect and to disrupt the stability of abusive and/or neglectful behavior. The purpose of this FOA to inform the field of our strong interest in stimulating this next generation of research in child maltreatment and to promote multidisciplinary research and training to achieve these aims.
This funding opportunity will use the specialized research center mechanism (P50) to call for multidisciplinary centers to examine best practices for early identification and treatment of specific types of abuse and neglect, to decrease morbidity and mortality, and to identify potential comorbidities.
The objective is to support 2 CAPSTONE Centers to conduct innovative studies, provide transformative training opportunities, disseminate new knowledge and generate research resources for the field.
Dr. Valerie Maholmes
Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch
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