Welcome to the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Kentucky (UK). The CCTS is proud to lead the UK’s efforts to create an integrated home for clinical and translational research, and promote progress at every phase of the translational continuum. The overarching goals of the CCTS are to champion innovation in the full spectrum of clinical and translational research while educating the translational workforce of the future and engaging our communities in translational science. We focus specifically on research that leads to improved health and wellbeing in Central Appalachia.
The CCTS is supported in part by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science at the National Institutes of Health.
Here at UK, we provide infrastructure, pilot funding, and core services essential for the advancement of clinical and translational science. We also provide educational programs and career development programs. The CCTS directly involves more than 250 individuals from 15 UK colleges and centers. Although the CCTS is not disease focused, we interact with and strongly support the efforts of disease-specific centers on campus, including the Markey Cancer Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Gill Heart Institute, Saha Cardiovascular Center,
We also lead the Appalachian Translational Research Network, a regional research platform including The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Marshall University, West Virginia University, East Tennessee State University, and community members and health care providers throughout the region.
Opportunities and resources abound, whether you are an investigator at UK, a community partner, a research participant, or a research trainee in the early stages of your career development. Please, enjoy your virtual visit, and we hope that you avail yourself of these extraordinary opportunities and resources in the near future. Let us know how we can help you. You can reach us at (859 323-2615) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip A. Kern, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Associate Provost Clinical and Translational Science