The ECHO Act to increase access to quality health care for rural Americans passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate today. Project Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) is a telehealth system for bringing high quality medical training to health care providers including those in underserved areas. ... Read More
Clinical Trials Support Foundation for Discovery
Population Health Foundation for Discovery
Precision Medicine Foundation for Discovery
Workforce Development Foundation for Discovery
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.
University of Utah math professor and co-author on the CCTS-supported BIG-LoVE study, which is investigating how rhinovirus spreads, discussed what we know about the cause of the common cold on Science Friday on November 18, 2016.... Read More
An electrifying new play by Deborah Zoe Laufer, "Informed Consent" is a powerful examination of medical ethics and the sometimes-murky lines between privacy and research. In partnership with the Department of Theatre and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.... Read More
Research and grant funding are the quintessential Catch-22. At an academic institution, it’s difficult to compete for research funding without a track record in research. But busy clinicians have trouble setting time aside to build experience through mentored research.... Read More
The first Research Reproducibility Conference will be held November 14-15, 2016 at the University of Utah campus.... Read More
In March 2015, the Utah Department of Health issued a rule that required health care providers to report cases of Parkinson disease and related movement disorders via the Utah Parkinson Disease Registry.... Read More
"Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. from mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza". Besides hinting at which foods are popular, VPCAT scholar Quynh Nguyen, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Health, and colleagues, are finding that tweets may reveal something about our health. A study published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance reports that communities that tweeted more often about physical activities, or expressed positive sentiments about healthy foods, had better overall health.... Read More
Mollie Cummins, Ph.D., R.N., a member of the CCTS Biomedical Informatics Service team, has earned the 2016 Presidential Scholars Award.... Read More
Jeremiah Alt, M.D., Ph.D., a CCTS KL2 scholar and physician-scientist of Native American heritage talks about his perspectives on health care and research. ... Read More