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CTSI Mission and Infrastructure



Research HARBOR

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The Research HARBOR helps researchers access data, find educational and training opportunities, access regulatory information, data management tools and find experts and colleagues. Learn More.

Translational Research

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Scientific research that facilitates the translation of findings from basic science to practical applications that enhance human health and well-being


Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Alan R. Shuldiner, CTSI Co-Director

Dr. Stephen N. Davis, CTSI Co-Director

CTSI Mission

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) will rapidly transform basic discoveries and state of the art mechanistic understandings of pathophysiological processes efficiently and safely into novel therapies and strategies to decrease morbidity and mortality from common chronic diseases across the lifespan in the mid-Atlantic and Pennsylvania regions.

The UM CTSI is a one-stop portal for high-quallty cost-effective resources and services for clinical and translational researchers that will support clinical research, informatics, biostatistics, genomics and other core services, community engagement ethics and regulatory science, pilot projects and the development of novel technologies fully integrated through a shared organizational structure and wired by informatics. Quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of all functions of the UM CTSI will be assessed in real-time and iterative quality improvements will be made to target weaknesses and evolving needs of investigators. Learn more about the University of Maryland CTSI vision 

The CTSI provides the resources, infrastructure and an environment to enable innovation synergies among multidimensional multidisciplinary research networks. In addition, the CTSI trains the next generation of clinical and translational scientists while building partnership with the community through trust and respect for mutual benefit. Learn more about the Institutes, Centers and Programs of the CTSI. 

CTSI Research Focus Areas:

Pediatric to Geriatric Life Cycle of:

  • Chronic Neurologic Conditions / Head Injury
  • Mental Health – Schizophrenia
  • Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Chronic Organ Failure
  • Mucosal Surface and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Personalized & Genomic Medicine
  • Minority Health and Health Disparities

CTSI Resources and Services

Evaluation Program

Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Center (CTRIP)