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The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) was established by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UC) in October 2005, under the direction and leadership of James Heubi, MD. The CCTST is currently directed by Jessica Kahn, MD, Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, Jeffrey Strawn, MD, and Achala Vagal, MD, with support from the program directors and staff. The CCTST offices are centrally located on the 2nd floor of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) ‘S’ Building. Click here to view CCTST leadership and staff.

UC and its institutional partners became the 39th member of the national Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium in 2009. Now with over 60 program hubs, the Consortium encourages and promotes collaborations and sharing of best practices among its institutions. Click here to view a few examples of CTSA collaborations fostered by the CCTST.


K Scholar Program Graduate, Natalja Stanski, MD, presenting her poster at the Association for Clinical & Translational Science conference


The CCTST mission is to accelerate the development, dissemination, and implementation of innovative biomedical research discoveries that drive improvements in health and health care delivery. 

Our vision is for the CCTST to serve as a driving force for improved health and health care delivery in Greater Cincinnati. The CCTST inspires and empowers thought-leaders to discover, implement, and disseminate innovative clinical and translational research while cultivating a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and diverse translational workforce. 

The overarching goal of the CCTST is to maximize the impact of clinical and translational research to improve individual and population health locally and nationally. To effect this goal, it is the hope that the CCTST would be the “go to” place for support for clinical and translational research and training for the University of Cincinnati, UC Health, CCHMC and the greater Cincinnati community. 


The CCTST serves UC, its Academic Health Center partners, and community by:


CCTST Community Engagement Core's Community Leaders Institute Graduates


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