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To effect a qualitative change in the way the work is conducted. Individual project awards will be made on a competitive basis to enable investigators to accelerate the translation of innovative, cutting-edge research into:1. New understanding and/or diagnosis of a disease process

2. New devices, therapeutics, and vaccines for treatment and/or prevention of disease

3. Support for junior investigators

4. New standards of care in the practice of community medicine

5. New approaches to community-based research demonstrating true bi-directionality between community and academia

6. New methodologies to leverage institutional strengths and new initiatives

7. The pursuit of high-risk, high-reward studies.