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About Us

Our Mission

Welcome to Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts CTSI).

Tufts CTSI was established in August 2008 with a grant (The Clinical and Translational Science Awards, CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click here for an interactive timeline of our clinical and translational science history.

Tufts CTSI's promotion of collaborative, cross-disciplinary, full-spectrum translational research will have a substantial impact on how research is done, at Tufts and beyond. Tufts CTSI reflects Tufts' unique emphasis on community in biomedical research by including multiple hospitals and health plans, industry leaders, community organizations, and other participants who share our vision, in Massachusetts and nationally.

We span many of the schools of Tufts University, its affiliated hospitals across Massachusetts and Maine, participating universities, community organizations, and non-profit and for-profit organizations. We are the home of support and education aimed at transforming research across all of our participating organizations. This includes the Tufts CTSI Portal and the MS/PhD Clinical Research Program at the Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.

Our mission is to identify, stimulate, and expedite innovative clinical and translational research, with the goal of improving the public’s health. To reach this goal, we link scientists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines with clinical investigators, policy makers, and industry and community leaders to collaborate in conducting innovative clinical and translational research. We cultivate this collaboration and innovation by offering education, research expertise, and financial support to investigators.

As part of that collaborative spirit, the Tufts CTSI Workspace provides Tufts CTSI membership with a secure web space to share translational and clinical project-related information, research events, and study forms and procedures. Register for the Workspace here.