Save the Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, for the 11th Annual HSR Conference.... 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.
There is a gaping hole in the biomedical sciences that desperately needs to be filled. Only 0.6 percent of scientists and 0.3 percent of physicians are Native Americans, making them the least represented minority group in these professions. The University of Utah Native American Research Internship (NARI) gives undergraduates the cultural support and training they need to help fill that gap.... Read More
Erin Wachs, CCTS,Funding and Program Development Manager will be on a panel discussing Grants for Researchers in Training. The discussion is open for anyone to attend.... Read More
KSL-TV features the research of KL2 scholar Tracy Frech and her patient's fight with the rare disease, systemic sclerosis.... Read More
A child comes into the emergency room in with fever, coughing, and chest pain. What’s causing her illness? A new type of test promises to take the guesswork out of making an accurate diagnosis and providing appropriate treatment. CCTS KL2 scholar and former VPCAT trainee Robert Schlaberg, M.D., an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah and medical director at ARUP laboratories, describes the tool, Taxonomer, which classifies the genomes of every microbe in a patient sample. He explains the advantages over current diagnostic methods, and how else the tool may be used in the future. ... Read More
our Foundations in Personalized Health Care course (MDCRC 6150) starts on January 11th. This survey course is designed to introduce participants to many facets of the field of personalized health care including pharmacogenomics, ethical and legal issues, economics, campus resources for personalized health, and approaches to personalized health across multiple disciplines. ... Read More
An innovative comprehensive mentoring program, the University of Utah Vice President’s Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Program (VPCAT), is fostering successful junior faculty. 92 percent of participants received extramural funding during the two years they were in the program. Moreover, 95 percent have since remained in academic medicine, a stark contrast to the national retention rate of 50 percent. A case study on VPCAT was published in Academic Medicine, on December 8, 2015.... Read More
Precision medicine may make health care better, but don’t expect it to make it more affordable. Will Dere, M.D., co-director of CCTS and director of the program in personalized health was on a panel discussing the topic.... Read More
KSL-TV features the research of KL2 scholar Nicholas Johnson, M.D., done in collaboration with CCTS Clinical Trials Support Foundation.... Read More