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CTSA Collaboration


The University of Cincinnati 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.

Here are just a few examples of CTSA collaborations fostered by the CCTST:

  • The CCTST is a member of the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN), and participates in its annual summit focused on health disparities in that region. Other institutional partners include the University of Kentucky, The Ohio State University, Penn State University, Wake Forest University, West Virginia University, Marshall University, and Ohio University.

  • CCHMC and the CCTST, through the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, have established a core of Learning Networks, driving interaction across more than 100 CTSA and non-CTSA sites focused on child health.

  • CCHMC is a site for the Genomics Research and Innovation Network (GRIN) at three CTSA sites (CCHMC, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), the Pediatric LHS - PEDSnet (at seven CTSA sites), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORnet; network of 29 networks), the Pediatric Research Consortium Act (at 18 CTSA sites), two Ohio initiatives in pediatrics across six sites for study of asthma and neonatal abstinence syndrome, and at least eight additional rare disease networks and other programs, such as StrokeNet and NeuroNEXT.

  • CCHMC, through the CCTST, is a participant in two U01 Collaborative Innovation Grants, including Growing Gene and Cell Therapy (GGACT), with Boston Children’s Hospital and UCLA, and Optimizing Single IRB Review of Genomics Research, with Kaiser Permanente and Vanderbilt.

  • UC is part of the Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative, a partnership of the state’s three CTSA institutions, which seeks to establish Ohio as a national and global leader in attracting and successfully conducting clinical trials that will contribute to the short- and long-term health and health care of its residents.

  • The Pilot and Innovation Research Program between the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Kentucky and the CCTST at UC/CCHMC encourages the development or maturation of multi-institutional research teams capable of performing highly innovative, extramurally fundable research contributing to human health and well-being.

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