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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Research, Education
Dec 02, 2016

CCTS Sponsored KL2 Scholars – Call for Applications

The Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), in collaboration with the University of Utah Program in Personalized Health (PPH), invites all Deans, Department Chairs, and Division Chiefs to identify potential junior faculty member candidates performing clinical or translational (T1-T4) research in precision medicine to submit an application for consideration for to the CCTS KL2 Scholars Program. ... Read More

Research
Nov 29, 2016

CCTS-Supported ECHO Act Passes in the U.S. Senate

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

Informed Consent Play
Education
Nov 11, 2016

Informed Consent Play

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

KL2 Scholars Program Bridges the Transition to Career Independence
Research, Education
Nov 11, 2016

KL2 Scholars Program Bridges the Transition to Career Independence

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

“That pizza was #delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?
Research
Oct 17, 2016

“That pizza was #delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?

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"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

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