Clinical Translational Science Institute

“Translational science” or “translational research” is focused on accelerating the transformation of experimental treatment into applicable forms of patient care (bench-to-bedside) in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics / Genomics
  • Drug and Device Development
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Community Based-Participatory Research

What is Translational Science (Tufts)
Diagram of Clinical Translation process (UCSF)


The Clinical Translational Science Awards (CTSA) is the umbrella program that funds and oversees Clinical Translational Science Institutions (CTSI) across the country.

List of Clinical Translation Science Institutions


The Southern California CTSI is one of 60 institutions to receive funding from the NIH Clinical Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program.


CTSI at Other Institutions

The USC CTSI is one in a network of institutions across the country who receive funding from the CTSA to promote interdisciplinary partnerships and research with clinical-translational potential.

CTSA – Clinical Translational Science Awards

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), is an NIH Common Fund Program designed to:

  • Foster high-risk/high-reward research
  • Enable the development of transformative tools and methodologies
  • Fill fundamental knowledge gaps
  • Change academic culture to foster collaboration

Translational Science Resources