Our Mission

To accelerate clinical and translational research to improve health outcomes and benefit the well-being of our communities.

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), established in 2007, is embedded in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) nationwide hub network that provides infrastructure support to deliver programs and services designed to accelerate the translation of research findings into real-world application to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The CTSA program was launched in 2006 and has expanded to nearly 60 academic medical institutions across the country.

Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the ICTS collaborates regionally and nationally through this framework to catalyze innovation in training, research tools, and processes that lead to improved translation of research discovery to move more effective treatments to more patients more rapidly.

Visit the CTSA Program Hub directory to learn more about each hub.

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