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Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program (CURE)


In 2001, Act 77 directed the Pennsylvania Department of Health to establish a health research program.   Under this program research grants are awarded for clinical, health services, and biomedical research.   Act 77 establishes two types of health research grants – formula (non-competitive) grants and (non-formula) competitive grants.   All entities receiving funds must follow certain reporting, monitoring and evaluation procedures.


CURE Awarded Grants

Annual CURE Reports

CURE Final Reports and Performance Review

Health Research Advisory Committee

CURE Health Research Priorities

CURE Authorizing Legislation - Act 77 and Act 149 (PDF)

CURE Program Overview (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


Contact Us

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Health Research Program
625 Forster Street, Rm. 833
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Phone: (717) 231-2825

Questions and requests, please use email address.