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Overview

David R. Nelson, MD, Director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was founded in 2008 to speed the translation of scientific discoveries into improved health by strengthening the university’s ability to conduct clinical and translational research.

Mission

The mission of the UF CTSI is to improve human health by accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries and the implementation of evidence-based best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of human disease.

Role and Functions

As a catalytic hub connecting resources, people and ideas, the CTSI expands collaboration and advances translational research across UF’s 16 colleges, the state and the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium.

The CTSI performs three central functions: 1) transforming the environment by developing new capabilities and providing novel infrastructure for research and translation to practice; 2) delivering high-quality and efficient research services and resources; and 3) cultivating a strong translational workforce.

Programs, Services and Resources

The CTSI offers multidisciplinary training programs, undertakes transformational initiatives and provides services and resources to facilitate health research in any disease area and to advance knowledge across the translational spectrum – from laboratories to health-care settings to the public health and policy arenas, and back again.

Funding and Partners

The UF CTSI is supported by multiple NIH grants, most notably a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and by significant institutional support from UF. As part of its second CTSA awarded in 2015, the UF CTSI expanded its collaboration with Florida State University as a partner in community-based research.

Contact

We welcome collaboration, input, participation and engagement. We seek partnerships locally, across the state, the nation and the world. This website provides extensive information regarding CTSI programs, as well as information about the CTSI organization and contact information for those seeking assistance and/or visiting us.

For more information about the UF CTSI, please call 352-273-8700 or email info@ctsi.ufl.edu.

To receive information about CTSI news and events, subscribe to our listserv by emailing Claire Baralt, Director of Strategy and Communications, at cbaralt@ufl.edu.