Translational Grants

Translational Grants Program

Translational research takes discoveries made by investigators doing basic scientific research and turns them into real-world applications to manage health. Bridging the gap between the laboratory and daily life, translational researchers are focused on converting knowledge derived from basic science into treatments, best practices or cures that benefit patients.

The National Psoriasis Foundation Translational Grants program exists to bring more and better treatments and a cure faster to people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Through these grants, the Foundation funds new and innovative research that shows a high likelihood for "translating" basic biomedical findings into improved methods of managing psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

The 2013 Translational Research Grant recipient and his project is:

Theoharis Theoharides, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, received a two-year, $200,000 Translational Research Grant to take science from a laboratory and turn it into treatments and best practices that will benefit patients. Dr. Theoharides will explore how stress contributes to psoriasis and how molecules derived from chamomile might interrupt this psoriasis-stress connection.

Watch a video with Dr. Theoharides explaining his project:

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