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The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) was established by the UC College of Medicine in October 2005. The CCTST is directed by James Heubi, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, with support from the program directors and staff. Centrally located on the 2nd floor of the CCHMC ‘S’ Building, the CCTST serves UC, its Academic Health Center partners and the Community by:

  • Providing consultation to investigators on research design and implementation through Research Central
  • Providing support for young investigators (faculty and fellows) in clinical and translational research through help in preparing career development awards (e.g., K23)
  • Assisting young faculty in careers in clinical and translational research
  • Assisting faculty in preparing large multidisciplinary, multi-school, and multi-institutional grants
  • Spearheading efforts to write institutional training grants
  • Coordinating clinical and translational research
  • Coordinating the MS in Clinical and Translational Research Training Program. A Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research is also offered.

The CCTST also coordinates the KL2 Research Scholars mentored career development award program for highly qualified MD, PhD, or PharmD junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical and translational research.

The CCTST spearheaded the Academic Health Center’s application for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) which was funded in April 2009, and renewed for 4 additional years in August 2015. The CTSA is an NIH Roadmap initiative to create an academic home for clinical and translational research at academic health centers across the country. The CTSA focus areas include: 1. Pilot translational and clinical studies (PTC); 2. Biomedical informatics; 3. Biostatistics, epidemiology and research design (BERD); 4. Regulatory knowledge and support, research ethics; 5. Participant and clinical interactions (Clinical Translational Research Center/Schubert Research Clinic); 6. Community engagement; 7. Translational workforce development. 8. Team science.  CCTST governance is illustrated in the linked organizational chart.

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NIH Acknowledgment: Publications resulting from use of CCTST resources must credit the appropriate CCTST grant by including an NIH Funding acknowledgment.

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