What Is the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)?

The CCTS is the home for clinical and translational science in our institution, the state of Utah, and within the Mountain West Region. It builds on the University of Utah Health Sciences’ strengths in genetics and bioinformatics to translate promising bench science into practices that improve human health.

The center serves as an academic home for clinical and translational research, developing innovative health services for the community and health researchers, and training a new generation of clinical and translational investigators. Four foundations of discovery compose the center: Clinical Trials Support, Population Health, Precision Medicine, and Workforce Development, and these foundations provide support for T1 to T4 research.

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Translating Science into Action: Finding the Right Antibiotic for a Deadly Infection
Research
Feb 23, 2017

Translating Science into Action: Finding the Right Antibiotic for a Deadly Infection

clostridium difficile, c. diff

During the past few decades, new, hypervirulent pathogens have emerged, capturing the attention of the public, as well as Vanessa Stevens, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Utah Health Sciences and an investigator at the IDEAS 2.0 Center at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Salt Lake City Health Care System. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Translating Science into Action: New Treatments for Scleroderma
Research
Jan 23, 2017

Translating Science into Action: New Treatments for Scleroderma

scleroderma

“You can’t do it all by yourself,” said Tracy Frech, M.D., M.S., assistant professor in internal medicine. As part of her early career training in clinical research, Frech began treating patients with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that involves the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. ... Read More

Breaking Traditions in Prenatal Care
Research
Dec 22, 2016

Breaking Traditions in Prenatal Care

In a CCTS-supported project, obstetrician/gynecologist Erin Clark, M.D., has turned prenatal care on its ear by offering remote, telemedicine-based care to expecting mothers. Having choices that suit the needs of patients is at the heart of patient-centered care, she says.... Read More

Education
Dec 20, 2016

Foundations in Personalized Health Care Course and CME

personalized health, precision medicine

Foundations in Personalized Health Care is a survey course designed to introduce students to the many facets of personalized health care, from ethical, legal and social issues to persoalized risk and prevention. The class is taught by oncologists, geneticists, clinicians and lawyers who are active in the field. CME is available as is distance learning for University of Utah students.... Read More

Population Health Sciences
Education, Research
Dec 14, 2016

ACTS 2017 Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open

The annual meeting for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) offers a venue for sharing your research with an audience of peers and discovering new opportunities for collaboration. The meeting will take place on April 19-21, 2017 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. ... Read More

Research, Education
Dec 13, 2016

Voices in Precision Medicine: Speaking on the Law, Ethics, and Science

Huntsman Cancer Institute, Select..., , precision medicine, cancer, ethics

Precision medicine promises health care tailored to every individual, a mission that opens exciting possibilities and poses unique challenges. How do we control cost, equalize access to care, and speed the journey to success? On Dec 1 and 2, 2016, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and ethicists from across the country met to discuss these topics, and more.... Read More

Human Genetics
Three KL2, VPCAT Scholars Honored at U of U Health Science’s Vitae
Dec 08, 2016

Three KL2, VPCAT Scholars Honored at U of U Health Science’s Vitae

Each year University of Utah Health Sciences features young investigators whose innovative research is making an impact. On Dec 8, three KL2 and VPCAT scholars were highlighted at this years’ event. Each gave engaging, lively presentations explaining their research and how their lives led them to where they are today.... Read More

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