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The UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) program. Currently, there are more than 50 medical research institutions throughout the United States that receive CTSA program funding.

The ICTS functions as a local centerpiece for the national program, and is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery and medical breakthroughs. Collectively, our goal is simple: to accelerate these discoveries from the lab and translate them into life-altering medical care.


Message from the Director | Dr. Eric Vilain

This is an extraordinary time for Translational Science at UCI! As the new director of ICTS, I am excited to build on the incredible successes of Dan Cooper, founder of ICTS, and work together with our outstanding teams, community members, partners, and collaborators, to produce science that matters to our communities.

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Talking Translational: A Dialogue with Physicians and Scientists

This short video is an effective tool in initiating learning opportunities in principles and practice of Clinical Science and Translational Research (CTS&R). Our goal here is to highlight the distinction between the science of translational and translational research and initiate a dialogue across the Hub workforce. We hope that this discussion will generate excitement around clinical research and career pathways for audiences of varying backgrounds.