The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

ctsiThe Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh aims to facilitate the translation of biomedical research advances into clinical and public health practice and policy.

To achieve this goal, CTSI is working to integrate existing programs with innovative new clinical and translational science initiatives under a common umbrella and to create an awareness and understanding—initially among members of the biomedical research/health care community but eventually among the general public as well—of the tangible benefits to health practice that can be realized from clinical and translational research.

The University of Pittsburgh’s CTSI is part of a growing nationwide consortium of institutions selected and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pioneer a transformation in how research is conducted.

What does this mean to you? CTSI offers institutional resources for clinical and translational research studies.  Some examples of the types of assistance provided include: study design, statistical analysis, and data management; navigation of regulatory requirements and submissions; information technology; community outreach and recruitment of study participants; pilot finding; and various other types of help for research projects (such as inpatient or outpatient clinical research support or core services).

If you need help with your research and don’t know where to turn, you can file a CTSI service request online, by e-mail (, or by phone (412-383-1171 or 412-383-1036).

~ Nancy Tannery

Posted in the 2009 Issue