Accelerating Discoveries, Improving Health
Kentucky and Appalachia experience some of the nation's most severe health disparities: Eight of thirteen counties recently found to have a declining life expectancy are in the Commonwealth, and the region is currently the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, with overdose deaths in Kentucky hitting record highs in 2017. Through research funding, training, infrastructure, and community engagement, we facilitate innovative team science to address these and other critical health issues.
Since 2006, the CCTS has catalyzed clinical and translational discoveries through an integrated, transformative research environment aimed at improved health, with emphasis on Central Appalachia.
Return on Investment of Pilot Funding Program
National Partnerships through 2018
Pilot Awardees with at Least One Publication
In the News
Sign up for the CCTS newsletter to receive updates about our funding opportunities, services and resources, and events.