Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Gary E. Rosenthal, M.D., University of Iowa
The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at the University of Iowa (UI) was established in 2006 by the Iowa Board of Regents to be an integrated academic home for clinical and translational science at the UI. ICTS has one central mission — to nurture the translation of advances in the biomedical and clinical sciences into novel therapies and diagnostic techniques and into more effective healthcare delivery and health policy. ICTS provides a number of programs and services to support clinical and translational research studies, to assist investigators in preparing research grants and Institutional Review Board applications, and to support the education and training needs of junior investigators and staff. In addition, ICTS has built a number of partnerships with research centers, colleges, and departments at the UI, with other academic institutions, and with community organizations and practitioners throughout Iowa. These partnerships seek to more effectively leverage existing strengths and resources to develop new initiatives in translational science. The underlying philosophy of the ICTS is to bring people and programs together in new ways that improve the field of translational science and that lead to innovative discoveries to improve the health of Iowans and others.