Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Center (CTRIC)
The Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Center (CTRIC) is a service center within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Our purpose is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries from the basic science bench to clinical studies, bedside practice, and community intervention, through use of information technologies (IT) and informatics.
CTRIC offers support to clinical and translational researchers at all stages of project development. Our highly qualified team and informatics tools and resources provide a strong centralized body that can cater to the needs of studies of all sizes within the University of Maryland community and elsewhere.
The CTRIC team operates under the leadership of J. Kathleen Tracy, Ph.D., Director. Dr. Tracy is a health psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in August, 2003. Since the completion of her doctoral degree, she has served as faculty in the DEPH, where she has developed a line of research focused on cervical cancer prevention in under-served groups of women.