What is the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)?
The CCTS is the home for clinical and translational science in our institutions, the state of Utah, and within the Mountain West Region. It builds on our 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.
With a goal of reducing health disparities in Utah, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $5 million to researchers at University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute. The team is leading SCALE-UP Utah, an initiative that aims to increase the acceptance, reach, uptake and long-term sustainability of COVID-19 screening and testing. ... Read More
Beginning October 1, 2020, all clinical research teams will begin reporting accrual data in uTRAC. uTRAC is the University of Utah Health Sciences’ clinical trials management system. This new requirement will apply to all IRB approved projects that meet the NIH definition of a clinical trial regardless of funding source (see weblink further below to determine if your study is applicable). Study teams from Pediatrics and Internal Medicine have successfully piloted this system over the last year. This is now expanding to the rest of the Health Science Campus. Early adoption is encouraged.
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The CCTS Community Collaboration and Engagement Team supports researchers’ engagement and collaboration with community members, patients, and other stakeholders. To address the need for social distancing due to COVID-19, the Team has successfully moved our Engagement Studios and Community Advisory Boards - formerly held in-person - to Zoom. This has enabled research to move forward in spite of the pandemic.
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