Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS)

Mission

Accelerating discoveries toward better health

The ICTS, a consortium of St. Louis-area academic, health care, industrial and community partners, is dedicated to fostering clinical and translational research and speeding the translation of research findings into better methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Goals

Provide the infrastructure, resources and services to facilitate outstanding, safe and ethical interdisciplinary research

Provide research training and career development programs

Establish inter-institutional partnerships with St. Louis community, academic health care and industrial organizations

Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH

Director: Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH

icts.wustl.edu

The ICTS is dedicated providing key resources and educational opportunities to help interdisciplinary clinical and translational research flourish.

— Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH

Overview

ICTS is a consortium of St. Louis-area academic, health care, industrial and community partners dedicated to fostering clinical and translational research. The ICTS was established in 2007 with support of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) funded as part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. The ICTS is part of the CTSA National Consortium of medical research institutions working toward the goal of “accelerating discoveries toward better health.”

The overall aims of the ICTS are to:

  • Transform research support infrastructure to foster multidisciplinary clinical and translational research

  • Expand and enhance clinical and translational research education programs

  • Promote and facilitate increased communication, interaction, and collaborative research within Washington University and with regional and national partners

To capitalize on the strengths of Washington University and the ICTS partner institutions, and to focus ICTS resources on research that is most likely to have a translational impact, the ICTS has adopted three cross-cutting themes:

  • Translate the findings of genetic/genomic research into clinical research and practice

  • Accelerate the development and evaluation of new therapeutics

  • Conduct comparative effectiveness and dissemination and implementation research to improve the transfer of clinical research discoveries into practice

ICTS Partner Institutions

  • BJC HealthCare

    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    • Goldfarb School of Nursing

    • St. Louis Children's Hospital

  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy

  • Saint Louis University

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing

  • University of Missouri at St. Louis College of Nursing

  • Washington University in St. Louis

Leadership

Director: Bradley A. Evanoff, MD, MPH, Richard A. and Elizabeth Henby Sutter Chair in Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Medicine; chief, Division of General Medical Sciences; assistant dean for clinical and translational research

Co-Director: Kelle H. Moley, MD, James P. Crane Professor and vice chair of basic science research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology