Our Mission

To accelerate clinical and translational research and advance discovery, knowledge and innovation to improve health outcomes across the lifespan and benefit the healthcare and well-being of all our diverse communities.

  • We will harness the talent of Washington University and our partners at Saint Louis University and University of Missouri – Columbia to create integrated collaborations among investigators and within the community.
  • We will train a diverse workforce with the tools to discover and implement transformative translational research founded on a platform of equity and inclusion.
  • We will develop and promote a collaborative team science framework that will translate discoveries into effective interventions that can transform individual and community health.

Our Vision

We envision a future in which the health and well-being of our diverse community informs the creation and acceleration of new knowledge across the translational divide from study conception through real world dissemination.

What We Do


Link research teams to resources and expertise that advance transformative scientific discoveries


Fund novel clinical and translational research on the pathway to improved patient and community health


Train and cultivate the next generation of the translational science workforce


Foster local, regional, and national networks to translate research into practice


Move evidence-based practices into routine real-world usage to improve public health