Organization

The CTSI is a function-based organization advancing translational science through transformative programs that develop new capabilities for research and translation to practice, provision of services and resources for research teams, and a portfolio of training and education programs for the translational workforce.

Dr. David Nelson serves as Director of the CTSI and principal investigator of the NIH CTSA UL1 award, and Dr. Betsy Shenkman serves as Co-Director of the UF CTSI. Dr. Thomas Pearson serves as principal investigator of the NIH CTSA KL2 award, and Dr. Wayne McCormack serves as principal investigator of the NIH CTSA TL1 award.

The CTSI Home provides organization and administrative support for the CTSI and its activities.

The Evaluation and Tracking team provides strategic and tactical input regarding the direction and operation of the CTSI.

Governance groups provide input and accountability.

Questions and comments regarding the organization of the CTSI can be sent to info@ctsi.ufl.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

CTSI Leadership

David R. Nelson, MD, CTSI Director
David R. Nelson, MD, CTSI Director
Elizabeth A. Shenkman, PhD, Co-Director, UF CTSI

The UF CTSI leadership:

  • Provides visioning, leadership and direction to all aspects of the UF CTSI
  • Fosters and cultivates collaboration and external relationships
  • Models values, and conveys purpose of UF CTSI to all stakeholder groups
  • Leads development of strategies and goals
  • Engages in open, honest and direct communications
  • Drives and champions change management processes
  • Leads and manages governance structure and activities
  • Builds a mature, competent learning organization in support of clinical and translational science
  • Oversees all services and functions, ensuring optimal performance, efficiency, effectiveness, and customer focus
  • Oversees development and implementation of annual strategic and budget planning

In addition, the UF CTSI Leadership and its Executive Committee represent the UF CTSI in meetings of the national CTSA Consortium Steering Committee and Domain Task Forces.

For further information contact Dr. David Nelson, Director, UF CTSI at nelsodr@ufl.edu or call 352-273-8700.

Program Directors

ProgramDirector NameTitle
Biomedical InformaticsWilliam HoganProfessor, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Translational CommunicationJanice KriegerProfessor, Department of Advertising, College of Journalism and Communications
Translational CommunicationClaire BaraltCTSI Director of Strategy and Planning
Community Engagement and ResearchLinda CottlerChair, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Community Engagement and ResearchMobeen RathoreProfessor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Jacksonville
Learning Health SystemElizabeth ShenkmanChair, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Personalized MedicineJulie JohnsonDean, College of Pharmacy
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research DesignPeihua QiuProfessor and Founding Chair
Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Translational Workforce DevelopmentThomas PearsonProfessor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions

Core Facility Directors

CoreDirector NameTitle
BiobehavioralSara NixonProfessor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, College of Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Science
Center for Cellular ReprogrammingNaohiro TeradaProfessor, Department of
Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning TechnologiesSamsun LampotangProfessor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine
CTSI BiorepositoryMichael Clare-SalzlerProfessor and Chair, Experimental Pathology, College of Medicine
GenotypingTaimour LangaeeResearch Associate Professor, Department of
Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, College of Pharmacy
Human ImagingSong LaiProfessor of Radiation Oncology and Neurology, College of Medicine
Southeast Center for Integrated MetabolomicsTimothy GarrettAssociate Professor, Department of
Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Southeast Center for Integrated MetabolomicsRichard YostProfessor, Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences