The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at MetroHealth Medical Center is funded though The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of the Case Western Reserve University Medical School. The CTSC is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap Initiative Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).
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The Clinical and Translational Science Award is a consortium to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. The consortium is designed to encourage the development of new methods and approaches to clinical and translational research, improve training and mentoring to ensure that new investigators can navigate the increasingly complex research system, design new and improved clinical research informatics tools, assemble interdisciplinary teams that cover the complete spectrum of medical research, and forge new partnerships with private and public health care organizations. To learn more about the CTSA please go to www.ctsacentral.org/.
With an academic home in the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI), the CTSC is directed by Principal Investigator Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. and Co-Principal Investigator Richard A. Rudick, M.D. Under their guidance, the CTSC is transforming the clinical research enterprise to train leaders in translational science, promote collaborative research efforts, and develop an advanced research infrastructure.
The CTSC operates through the services of twelve Core Resource groups, many shared resource groups, and in partnership with the following Partner Institutions:
- Case School of Medicine
- The Cleveland Clinic
- MetroHealth Medical Center
- University Hospitals Health System
The CTSC currently enjoys the participation of more than 250 researchers, administrators, and community members. It has brought a significant amount of new dollars into the Northeast Ohio research community and has significantly helped the redirection of existing dollars towards the ultimate goal of improving health.
Visit the Cleveland CTSC website to find out more about the CTSC and the resources it offers to investigators.