Center for Clinical Translational Science (CCTS)

Accelerating Research to Improve Health
How the CCTS can
Accelerate Your Research &
Advance Your Career
What is Translational Science?
The Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium
The CTSA program supports a consortium of institutions that work
together to improve the way clinical and translational research is
conducted nationwide to enhance its efficiency and quality.
Translational Research Aims
o Apply discoveries generated in the laboratory and in
preclinical studies to the development of human
trials and studies.
o Examine cost-effectiveness of prevention and
treatment strategies.
o Enhance adoption of best practices in the
community and beyond.
Our goal is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries
into innovative diagnostics and therapies, disease prevention,
improved health care delivery, with a special emphasis on
reducing health disparities.
o Serves as UIC’s institutional home for clinical
and translational research
o Seeks to break down institutional barriers to
enable the efficient conduct of clinical and
translational research
o Provides integrated navigation through campus
resources and services
o Aims to maximize innovation through the
promotion of team science
o Has a cadre of knowledgeable staff ready to help
you with your research study needs
o Supports you from the beginning to the end of
your research
Service Cores
Programs & Resources
• Biomedical Informatics
• REDCap
• Clinical Research Center
• UI Biorepository
• Design and Analysis
• CIRTification
• Dissemination and Implementation
Research & Policy
• UICollaboratory
• Recruitment, Retention and
Community Engagement
• Regulatory Support
• Research Ethics
• Research Navigation
• Translational Technology &
• UICentre
• Clinical Research Boot Camp
• Clinical Research Data Warehouse
• Pilot Grant Program
Education & Training Opportunities
o Educational Programs:
• Summer Intensive Program
• Online certificate program
• Honors College Course (undergraduates)
o Degrees:
• Joint Clinical/MS CTS
o Seminars:
• CCTS Distinguished Lecture Series
• Biomedical Health Informatics Colloquium
Funding Opportunities
o KL2 Scholars
o TL1 PECTS Program
o Pilot Grants
o Just-in-Time Funding
Get Started @
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Click “Request Services” on
the site homepage
Register as a New User
Enter your project details and
select your services.
Submit! A CCTS
representative will contact
you to establish your initial
Contact Us
o For Navigation Services contact Lynn Podraza at
[email protected], call 312-996-2102 or submit an
online service request.
o For questions about CCTS services and events,
please contact Lauren Walsh at [email protected] or
call 312-413-7316.
o Join the CCTS Listserv at

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