Organization

Organization overview

About the UF CTSI

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.

An exterior shot of the CTRB in midday

Dr. Duane A. Mitchell serves as Director of the CTSI and Dr. Betsy Shenkman serves as Co-Director. 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.


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CTSI Home

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

Clinical and Translational Research Building | Credit: UF Photography / Bernard Brzezinski

Evaulation and Tracking

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

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Governance

The UF CTSI is committed to open, participatory processes for gathering input from its constituents regarding ways to improve clinical and translational science and making decisions regarding priorities and resource allocations. Governance groups provide input and accountability.

UF and FSU leadership of the Clinical and Translatoinal Science Award hub

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CTSI Leadership

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 (see below) represent the UF CTSI in meetings of the national CTSA Consortium Steering Committee and Domain Task Forces.

Executive Committee

Name Title
Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH Associate Dean for Research and Dean’s Professor, UF College of Public Health Professions and UF College of Medicine
William Hogan, MD, MS Professor of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, UF College of Medicine
Jeffrey Joyce, PhD Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Florida State University College of Medicine
Chris McCarty, PhD Chair, Department of Anthropology, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Duane A. Mitchell, MD, PhD CTSI Director, Assistant VP for Research, Associate Dean for Translational Science and Clinical Research
Thomas Pearson, MD, PhD, MPH Director, UF MD-PhD Progam; Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine
Elizabeth Shenkman, PhD Professor and Chair, UF Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics; Co-director, CTSI
Wayne T. McCormack, PhD Distinguished Scholar and Professor,Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine; TL1 Program Director

Program Directors

Program director name title
Biomedical Informatics William Hogan, MD, MS Professor, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Translational Communication Janice Krieger, PhD Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Journalism and Communications
Translational Communication Claire Baralt CTSI Director of Strategy and Planning
Community Engagement and Research Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH Chair, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Community Engagement and Research Mobeen Rathore, MD Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Jacksonville
Learning Health System Elizabeth Shenkman, PhD Chair, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Personalized Medicine Julie Johnson, Pharm.D Dean, College of Pharmacy
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Peihua Qiu, PhD Professor and Founding Chair Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Translational Workforce Development Thomas Pearson, MD, PhD, MPH Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions

Core Facility Directors

Core Director name title
Biobehavioral Sara Nixon, PhD Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, College of Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Science
Center for Cellular Reprogramming Naohiro Terada, MD, PhD Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies Samsun Lampotang, PhD Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine
CTSI Biorepository Michael Clare-Salzler, MD Professor and Chair, Experimental Pathology, College of Medicine
Genotyping Taimour Langaee, MSPH, PhD Research Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, College of Pharmacy
Human Imaging Song Lai, PhD Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurology, College of Medicine
Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics Timothy Garrett, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics Richard Yost Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Translational Drug Development Core Christopher R. McCurdy, PhD Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy