The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) seeks to improve population health- particularly among minorities and the underserved- by accelerating the research process, enabling scientific discoveries to reach patients and communities faster.
Funded by the NIH's CTSA Program since 2009, CCTS has had a transformative effect on accelerating clinical translational research by influencing the culture, processes, and practices at UIC and increasing the pipeline and training for clinical translational scientists.
CCTS is committed to the focus of the CTSA program, including workforce development; collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders to advance translation; integrating across the translational spectrum, lifespan, and diverse populations; improving and innovating the methods and processes for efficient collaborative clinical translational research; and supporting and advancing the use of informatics solutions to advance clinical translational research.
The CCTS Training Portal seeks to address several of our overarching goals:
- Develop a skillful and diverse translational workforce to conduct multidisciplinary team science and advance translation of discoveries
- Engage a broad range of stakeholders in clinical translational research, including patients, community leaders, health care providers and clinicians, industry and policy makers.
- Promote advances in study and development of methods and processes of conducting translational science that will enable advances in translation