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Research with Particular Distinctions in Medicine & Genetics

As one of the nation’s top public research universities with particular distinctions in medicine and genetics, Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) prides itself on increasing the visibility, volume, and quality of translational research through fostering multi-disciplinary research, academic research, clinical research, and community-based research. This is made possible with the assistance of the four foundations of discovery, a wide range of scientific services, and support from the National Institutes for Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), as well as collaborative partnerships within the State of Utah including Intermountain Health Care, Utah Department of Health (UDOH), VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS), Comagine Health, and U Health Regional Network.

The CTSI is funded by the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (UM1TR004409). View Cite & Submit for details.

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Biomedical Informatics Core

Contributes comprehensive clinical and translational research informatics through education, consultation, and service delivery.

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Community Collaboration & Engagement Team (CCET)

Builds the long term, trust-based community partnerships with researchers and communities to increase the number of projects that focus on community-engaged research.

Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

Provides access to research space, research nurse expertise, and resources to enhance the safety, quality, and efficiency of human subject clinical research.

Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO)

The Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) supports investigators and research teams in departments, centers, and colleges across campus to conduct clinical research. Provide the navigation, tools, and services to support clinical research across campus.


Cellular Translational Research Core (CTRC)

Delivers first-class stem cell and molecular biology services, up-to-date information and technical expertise, featuring induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) generation and automated nucleic acid isolation, for increased speed, efficiency, and reproducibility.


Design Studios

Provides a venue for clinical research investigators to solicit expert recommendations for developing or optimizing their research project, clinical research protocol, grant application, and/or other opportunities.

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Provides methodological and data analytic support to investigators seeking to perform research to improve the health of patient populations.

Study Collaboration & Opportunities Team (SCOT)

Serves principal investigators, networks and sponsors seeking to conduct clinical trials at the University of Utah.  SCOT processes aim to increase institutional competitiveness and research relationships.

Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Foundation for Discovery is designed to enhance the development of future faculty members and to reengineer the training of future investigators in each step of clinical research, from the laboratory bench or basic population science research to the bedside and finally to practice in the community. This brings together faculty and trainees from basic science and clinical departments, the graduate and medical schools, academia, health care delivery, and the biopharmaceutical industry.

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Additional Resources

Features of a multitude of solutions to help investigators research flourish.

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Provides a secure way to build and manage online databases and surveys as well as automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages.

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Peer Grant Review

Provides useful pre-submission feedback regarding the proposal’s strengths and weaknesses in order to aid the investigator in submitting the strongest application possible.

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UDOH Data Sets

Features statistical, numerical data as well as contextual information on the health status of Utahns and the state of the Utah health care system.

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UDOH Data Stewards

Displays those responsible for the various datasets available in the IBIS-PH Custom Queries.

Utah Trial Innovation Center (TIC)

Provides innovative, high quality operational support and consultations for research investigators collaborating with the Trial Innovation Network on multicenter trials.

Office for Research Participant Advocacy (ORPA)

Supports volunteers and community members at large in research participation, with the goal of providing an additional resource to enhance their research participation experience.