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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.

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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)

Provides assistance with the most complex and intensive trials from one of the nation’s top research universities.

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Clinical Services Core (CSC)

Provides assistance to investigators in the design, planning, budgeting, and performance of human subject research, including venues that can support the most complex and intensive inpatient and outpatient protocols.

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.


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Data Science Services (DSS)

Provides data science expertise to the Health Sciences research community that include graduate students, residents, fellows, research associates, and faculty for clinical & translational research.

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Population Health Research

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

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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Trial Innovation Network

Innovatively addresses critical roadblocks in clinical research and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies.

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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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Research Matchmaking

Helps patients who want to participate in research with local research projects and researchers as well as help researchers engage patient groups who have participated in prior research.

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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.