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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How to Make Science More Reliable? Tips for Systematic Reviews
Research
Jul 22, 2016

How to Make Science More Reliable? Tips for Systematic Reviews

Systematic reviews - a survey of published results to answer a specific research question - may not be as easy to carry out as you think. Melissa Rethlefsen and Mellanye Lackey from the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Systematic Reviews Core explain common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. ... Read More

Call for Research Strategy/Plan Narratives
Education
Jul 19, 2016

Call for Research Strategy/Plan Narratives

The Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is now accepting research strategy / plan narratives proposing research conducted at any point along the translational science spectrum aiming to improve the health of individuals and the public for pre-submission peer review. ... Read More

NIH Funds Zika Virus Study Involving U.S. Olympic Team
Research
Jul 05, 2016

NIH Funds Zika Virus Study Involving U.S. Olympic Team

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will monitor potential Zika virus exposure among a subset of athletes, coaches and other U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) staff attending the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil. The study is led by CCTS Co-Director Carrie Byington, MD.... Read More

Welcoming A New Generation of Native Americans to Medicine and Research
Research, Education
Jun 06, 2016

Welcoming A New Generation of Native Americans to Medicine and Research

mentoring, inclusion, health disparities

With displays of traditional Native American dress and artifacts as reminders of their proud heritage, a group of bright, young students radiated optimism and excitement at the welcome dinner for the Native American Research Internship (NARI), held at the Natural History Museum of Utah. This year, the program is hosting students from 12 tribal nations, 12 states, and 18 universities. While many are newcomers, some have decided to return for their second and even third summers. NARI offers an opportunity for native students to encourage and explore interests in medicine and biomedical research, two fields in which Native Americans are the most underrepresented minority group.... Read More

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