The CCTS is organized into the following Cores that provide services, resources, and expertise to catalyze innovative and multidisciplinary health research.
Provides biomedical informatics consultations, research tools, data sources, data extraction, and education and training opportunities
Provides access to biological specimens, biobanking services, and training for investigators in biospecimen-related research
Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD)
Provides consultations on study design, clinical trials, community-based participatory research, population-based studies, and quantitative data analysis
Clinical Research Unit
Provides expert nursing and coordinator support and dedicated facilities for patient-oriented research, including inpatient and ambulatory studies
Community Engagement & Research
Connects community, clinical, and academic partners in community-engaged research to address priority health needs and improve health outcomes in Kentucky and Appalachia.
Drug Discovery & Development Core
Brings together faculty from UK College of Pharmacy's highly successful drug development program and other areas to serve on the Therapeutic Advisory Panel (TAP), and awards pilot funding to projects that can benefit from TAP expertise.
Education & Training
Educates, trains, and provides mentorship and career development support for clinical and translational health scientists.
Participant Recruitment Services
Provides a broad menu of recruitment services and support, with the first batch of recruitment materials free of charge. Subsequent materials incur fees.
Pilot Funding Program
Provides multiple types of pilot funding to catalyze translational research, with particular focus on addressing health disparities in Appalachia
Regulatory Knowledge & Support
Integrates faculty, staff, and community expertise in bioethics, regulatory knowledge, and research integrity to provide a single point of access to ethical and regulatory committees and support services applicable to clinical and translational research.
Special Populations Research Core
Facilitates collaborative research among lay communities, community practitioners, and academic researchers to address complex health issues facing Central Appalachia and Kentucky communities and, through community engaged research, seek to improve the health of communities
Tracking & Evaluation
Identifies metrics and outcomes to measure progress towards achieving CCTS aims and goals, including collecting and analyzing data on organizational change resulting from the collaborative team science.
Translational Analytics & Assessment
Provides biospecimen resources, higher sensitivity assays not routinely run by the Hospital Clinical Laboratory, and testing and analyses for whole and regional body composition measures.