Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Daniel E. Ford, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University
The new Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research synergizes many existing translational research efforts across the Johns Hopkins schools of engineering, medicine, nursing and public health. The institute will create new opportunities to partner with patient communities and for-profit organizations that are dedicated to moving new medical interventions into practice. Incorporating new partners for clinical research among community hospitals and primary care organizations also will be a priority. The institute will provide comprehensive training programs for clinical and translational research that will be targeted for the full range of learners. Clinical and translational researchers will be supported by new programs in biostatistics, innovative methodology, patient recruitment, navigating through regulatory offices, clinical research management systems, bioinformatics, data safety and monitoring programs, building community bridges, research ethics consultations, and the Accelerated Translational Incubator Program (pilot program). New translational cores in drug, device and vaccine development; proteomics; genetics; and imaging will create new translational research teams. Basic science and translational science forums will be used to create and support new research teams that span the translational pathway.