The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) was established by the UC College of Medicine in October 2005. Centrally located on the 10th floor of the new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Location‘S Building, the CCTST serves UC, its Academic Health Center partners and the Community by:
- Providing consultation to investigators on research design and implementation through Research Central
- Providing support for young investigators (faculty and fellows) in clinical and translational research through help in preparing career development awards (e.g., K23; timeline)
- Assisting young faculty in careers in clinical and translational research
- Assisting faculty in preparing large multidisciplinary, multi-school, and multi-institutional grants
- Helping individual divisions and departments to write T32 and similar training grants
- Spearheading efforts to write institutional training grants
- Coordinating clinical and translational research
- Coordinating the MS in Clinical and Translational Research Training Program. A Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research is also offered.
- Coordinating the KL2 Research Scholars mentored career development award program for highly qualified MD, PhD, or PharmD junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical and translational research, as well as the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program.
The UC Office of Reserach oversees all research activities and initiatives of the University of Cincinnati. Areas under this office include intellectual property, laboratory animal medical services, compliance, sponsored research services and the office of research integrity.
University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI) serves to connect UC experts to industry partners, facilitate commercialization of research and enhance cooperative and experiential learning experiences for UC students. UCRI is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) and a place where partners can bring ideas and university experts can help drive them forward.
The University of Cincinnati Technology Commercialization Accelerator provides seed funding, commercialization expertise and business connections to launch potentially high-impact entrepreneurial initiatives. The intended outcome is to tee up technologies for commercialization through start-up companies or licensing opportunities. Projects must focus on commercialization goals and outcomes.