Years before they officially integrated, Montefiore and Einstein had already joined forces. They established the Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), which harnesses the strength of both institutions to accelerate research and improve healthcare. Now, for a third time, the ICTR has received National Institutes of Health funding for a five-year cycle. The ICTR advances innovative research by providing vital resources for Einstein investigators through core facilities, education and career development. The ICTR is led by Harry Shamoon, M.D., associate dean for clinical and translational research; the ICTR associate directors are Marla Keller, M.D., vice chair for research in the department of medicine, and Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for clinical research education.