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News and Annoucements

We are happy to announce the Utah Department of Health Data Fair. This event is scheduled for November 4th at 12:15 PM, in HSEB.

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The CCTS provides critical assistance to investigators in the effort to improve human health


Center for Clinical & Translational Science

The University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) serves as an academic home for clinical and translational research, developing innovative health services for the community and researchers, and training a new generation of clinical and translational investigators.

Eight Core Areas

The CCTS is composed of eight different core areas:

CCTS Announcement

It is with sadness that we announce that Dr. Don McClain will be leaving his position as co-director of our Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) to direct a new Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

All of the Core Directors, CCTS staff and investigators will greatly miss Dr. McClain. He and CCTS co-director Dr. Carrie Byington established a unified Study Design and Biostatistics Core that served as the impetus for the new Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine, launched educational programs such as the Master of Clinical Investigation and propelled a fourfold increase in our translational research funding to $72.6 million.

Dr. Carrie Byington, a member of the national CTSA Executive Committee and leaders in scientific workforce development will assume the role of Director. Dr. Will Dere, who recently joined us executive director of our Program in Personalized Health, has agreed to join Dr. Byington as co-director of the CCTS. We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Dere’s experience to step in as the new co-director. He is an internationally regarded medical researcher with 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and his expertise in drug discovery will greatly benefit the CCTS mission of bringing promising bench science to patient care.

10th Annual Utah Health Services Research Conference:

Considering Data Quality in Health Services Research

Link to 10th Annual HSR ConferenceMonday, March 16, 2015, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), 26 S 2000 E, University of Utah

The Health Services Research Conference Program Committee invites anyone interested in health services research to attend the 10th annual Utah Health Services Research Conference. This includes: current/future researchers, policy makers, clinicians, administrators, public health practitioners, and members of the community. The goals of the conference are to promote health services research in Utah and to facilitate interaction and communication among individuals interested in patient centered health services research.

Health services research examines how people access health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care. The main goals of health services research are to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality care; reduce medical errors; and improve patient safety.

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