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CTSA Clinical & Translational Science Awards Program

Welcome to the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland, a collaborative among Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and its affiliated hospital systems, the Cleveland Clinic (CC), MetroHealth (MH), University Hospitals (UH), and the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center (VA) aspires to be a catalyst for high quality clinical and translational (C/T) research both locally and nationally by changing the culture and environment of biomedical research, sharing resources and expertise, and streamlining the research process to move translational research from bench to bedside and to the community.

The CTSC of Cleveland has created a solid foundation to ensure rigorous and innovative training of the C/T workforce, to accelerate the translation of discoveries to patients, to improve the health of Cleveland, and to provide scalable models for others throughout the nation. To realize its vision, the CTSC of Cleveland proposes to engage all C/T science stakeholders, the workforce, patients and community members to collaborate locally, regionally, and nationally, to

  • advance human health
  • develop and cultivate the current and next generation C/T research workforce, with special focus on preparation for team science and increasing the diversity of the workforce
  • promote integration of our translational processes from discovery through clinical trials, of our community throughout the research enterprise, and of special and underserved populations into C/T research across the lifespan
  • increase the quality and efficiency of C/T research, particularly multi-site trials, through innovative methods and processes and strong collaboration among CTSC Hubs
  • provide innovative informatics to support the training and research environment both within the CTSC and nationally. 

Commitment to collaboration and innovation in C/T research remain top priorities as the CTSC implements its aims and builds the new iteration of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland. 

This center is funded through the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), a national consortium that is transforming how clinical and translational research is conducted. For more information about the national CTSA consortium please visit the national CTSA website.