CTSI: Collaborating Institutions
Collaboration and partnership is vital to the mission of the University of Maryland Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute - CTSI.
Located in Baltimore (University of Maryland, Baltimore) and College Park (University of Maryland, College Park), the University of Maryland (UM) is the state's academic home for health sciences, comprising all of its professional schools—Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health, Engineering, and an interdisciplinary Graduate School—that educate students, conduct leading edge research that impact understandings in basic biology, patient care and community health nationally and worldwide, and provide clinical and other services to patients from the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, and Mid-Atlantic region.
Throughout UM history, dedicated scientists and clinicians have worked in a growing range of basic sciences to advance discoveries to the clinic and beyond to benefit patient care and community health. Through a recent period of dramatic growth at both the Baltimore and College Park campuses, combined sponsored research funding now exceeds $1.1 billion. A substantial portion of this funding is directly or indirectly related to leading edge research in the prevention of chronic diseases and their complications across the lifespan in the six designated signature areas of excellence that comprise the UM ICTS focus and theme: diabetes and cardiometabolic diseases, cancer, infectious, immune and inflammatory diseases, chronic organ failure, neurological conditions, and mental health. In addition, UM is ideally configured to maximize collaborative opportunities with government agencies to tackle complex health care, public policy, and societal issues. Its location within the Baltimore–Washington corridor––the hub of the greatest concentrations of private health care and biomedical research institutes, government agencies, foundations, and professional associations in the nation––offers a unique combination of strengths to comprehensively address regional, national, and global health problems.
The UM CTSI includes participation from the following institutions: