The Accelerating Excellence In Translational Science (AXIS)Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Thursday, August 09, 2018
Request for Applications (RFA) - AXIS Voucher Program

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One of Accelerating eXcellence In translational Science (AXIS) program’s overarching goals is to provide the infrastructure to translate scientific discoveries into advances that improve health disparities among underserved communities in Los Angeles and the nation.  

In order to augment the quality and quantity of research conducted at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), the AXIS program is inviting investigators to apply for Vouchers for Core services that encompasses research using animal models utilizing CDU’s Vivarium services.



The purpose of Core Vouchers is to help supplement the cost of Core services available at CDU, UCLA, LA BioMed, Cedars, USC, RAND, and other sites. The Core Voucher services would be inclusive of basic, clinical, community, technological, animal and statistical research in the areas of Cancer, Cardiometabolic, HIV/AIDS, and Health Services Research. In this RFA, we would like to welcome users that would utilize CDU’s Vivarium services. 


The AXIS voucher program allows for CDU investigators, including post-doctoral fellows, to apply and improve their research opportunities and ultimately career growth and development.  

Lastly, the Voucher system serves as a medium whereby CDU researchers can benefit from Cores which are not available at the CDU campus.


Cross-disciplinary projects that address new approaches to health disparities will be given high priority. Partnerships with CDU’s Community Faculty and local community groups and organizations are encouraged.  For additional information about CDU’s Community Faculty please see:


If the principal applicant is a junior-level investigator at the Assistant Professor rank, s/he must designate a mid-level or senior-level mentor/collaborator, with a brief but clearly described mentoring plan.  Additionally, each application must demonstrate utilization of AXIS resources whenever applicable.  The overall purpose of AXIS is to better position CDU for conducting clinical and translational research, especially research that is focused on health disparities.