Committee on Clinical & Translational Science
The Committee on Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) is a freestanding academic unit housed within the Biological Sciences Division. Our mission is to enhance multidisciplinary training in clinical and translational science at the University of Chicago. We seek to offer high-quality curriculum and mentorship to a new generation of researchers who will synthesize social and biological science to significantly advance medical science and practice.
With joint input from CHeSS and the Institute for Translational Medicine, the CCTS mobilizes faculty from across the University of Chicago to enhance course offerings at the University in clinical and translational science. We organize these courses into coherent Areas of Concentration designed to provide graduate-level trainees, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty with state-of-the-art skills in the field. For more information contact Rebecca Thal, Committee Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Areas of Concentration include:
- Comparative Effectiveness Research
- Translational Informatics
- Clinical Research
- Community-Based Research
- Global Health
- Fellowship in Translational Systems Biology
For the most up-to-date course listings, and to view and download curriculum brochures, please visit the Institute of Translational Medicine's CCTS page. Click here to download the CCTS Summer 2010 Bulletin.
The CCTS is committed to providing quality training in clinical & translational science to postdoctoral fellows in the BSD, advanced graduate students in the biological and social sciences, and junior faculty. However, many of our offerings are relevant to a broader audience, including undergraduates, medical students, and more advanced faculty. We encourage any student, fellow, or faculty member interested in our curricula to get in touch.
How to Apply
Interested trainees may take advantage of CCTS offerings in any of the following ways:
- Enroll in the individual course(s) most relevant to their planned research or field of study;
- Complete an Area of Concentration curriculum in conjunction with a master’s degree through the Department of Health Studies;
- Attend any of our ongoing lectures or seminar series.
At present there is no formal application process for participation in CCTS courses; however, trainees are encouraged to contact the Faculty Contact for their course/concentration of interest prior to enrolling.
The CCTS is supported by the Institute for Translational Medicine, which is funded by an NIH-sponsored Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA). Additional support is provided by CHeSS.