Veterans / Military
While Cures Within Reach is disease-agnostic and geography-agnostic, some of our funding partners have strategic interests in specific population groups. Therefore, in addition to our disease-specific and geographic repurposing communities, we have a Veterans and Military Repurposing Community that utilizes the speed and cost-effectiveness of testing already approved therapies in new indications to improve the quality and length of life of retired military veterans and active US military.
We launched this on Veterans Day 2020 with our Clinical Repurposing for Veterans Initiative (full press release here). Our efforts include finding and funding clinical repurposing projects that address unmet and high priority medical needs of veterans and active military, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries.
Open Funding Opportunity RFPs for Veterans / Military:
Clinical Repurposing Research to Impact Veterans: up to $50,000 to a U.S.-based institution for a repurposing clinical trial in any disease area impacting veterans, including mental health, PTSD and brain injuries. CLOSED; SUBMISSIONS UNDER REVIEW. More information on our RFP page.
As we develop and grow this Veterans / Military Community, we thank our early funding partner:
Current Veteran / Military Research Projects
Completed Veteran / Military Research Projects
(in the past 3 years)
Diversity of Clinical Trial Researchers and Patients: A Repurposing Opportunity?
A dialogue on the dual opportunities of clinical trial diversity to impact health disparities and/or improve minority leadership in scientific research.
Real World Data Through a Patient’s Lens
A conversation on Real World Data (RWD) and case reports from clinicians and researchers.
How Patients Impact the 505(b)(2) Regulatory Process
A patient-focused conversation on the 505(b)(2) regulatory process and how patients, caregivers and patient advocacy groups can engage with both industry and regulators to support the drug development process, share their real-world perspectives for clinical trial planning and represent the patient view throughout the drug approval process.
CureAccelerator Live! for Chicago 2020
Four finalists from Chicago-based institutions competing for up to $50,000 to fund their groundbreaking repurposing clinical trials, including one from the VA for brain injury. Watch Dr. Lindsey pitch his brain injury project.
CureAccelerator Live! for the Mid-Atlantic 2018
Four finalists from Mid-Atlantic institutions competing for up to $50,000 to fund their groundbreaking repurposing clinical trials, including one for traumatic nerve injury. Watch the 3-minute event highlights video.