Cool Videos: Rapping for Research
Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins
Many entries in the NIH Common Fund video competition highlight particular research projects. But in the original rap video that I’m featuring today, a group of New York researchers deliver a message about the central importance of collaboration for moving scientific breakthroughs from the bench to the bedside.
Or, as the researchers themselves put it, “This video describes, in rap, the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), a partnership of world-class academic institutions and health centers in New York City. The CTSC supports the translation of basic science research into better patient care that will improve our nation’s health. It fosters high-risk/high-reward research, enabling the development of transformative tools and methodologies, and filling fundamental knowledge gaps. The CTSC seeks to change academic culture to foster collaboration and was made possible by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH Common Fund, administered by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).”
Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center
Clinical and Translational Science Awards (NCATS)
NIH Common Fund Video Competition
NIH support: Common Fund; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Fantastic – I found this while feeling “down” about a recent diagnosis, and enjoyed it so much I will show my husband!
Very excited that NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, featured our prize-winning CTSC rap on his blog today!
thank you very much, dr collins
Awesome to have this video to share. Thank you for the dose of humor.