About Us: Centers


  • Mailing Address:
    Institute for Clinical Translational Science
    843 Health Science Rd
    Irvine, CA 92697
  • Office: 949.824.3350
Web: Home Page

Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

In the late 1990s, a School of Medicine planning group at the University of California at Irvine began the ambitious process of wholly and strategically transforming the conduct of translational science throughout the institution. The planning group embraced its commitment to break down the barriers that inhibit the process by which scientific discovery becomes good clinical practice, train the next generation of clinical scientists, and consistently maintain a bidirectional and robust sensitivity to the community we serve—all goals in line with the mission of the University of California. In 1999, with substantial UCI institutional support, the application for a satellite General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at UCI was funded on its first submission.

NIH Objectives

  • provide opportunities and resources for original research on novel methods and approaches to translational and clinical science
  • provide the translational technologies and knowledge base for the spectrum of clinical and translational science, including all types and sizes of studies and clinical disciplines
  • integrate translational and clinical science by fostering collaboration between departments and schools of an institution and between institutions and industry
  • provide a point of contact for partnerships with industry, foundations and community physicians as appropriate
  • provide research education, training and career development leading to an advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) for the next generation of clinical and translational researchers (including physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals)
  • conduct self-evaluation activities and participate in a national evaluation of the CTSA program