About SC CTSI

Established in 2008 with support from the University of Southern California (USC), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the SC CTSI is an organization devoted entirely to increasing the success of translational science. The SC CTSI is part of a national consortium of CTSA institutions that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and broad based community health organizations throughout Los Angeles, the SC CTSI seeks to be a leader in engaging diverse communities and special populations in clinical and translational research to improve their health. It is led by a team of faculty and staff members who have deep experience in developing and supporting clinical and translational research in diverse populations.

Service

Service

Our services and resources help researchers in various fields identify and address critical health needs in L.A., engaging both health systems and communities for fully partnered clinical research.

Education

Education

Our education activities provide broad training to all members of the clinical research community—career clinical researchers and trainees, clinical research staff members, career clinicians and clinical trainees, and patients and community members.

Infastructure

Infastructure

Our infrastructure aims to streamline processes to support safe, efficient and high quality clinical research, in particular in diverse clinical and community settings.

Because successful translation requires teamwork, our SC CTSI is a collaboration among many schools at USC and with partners in the public, private, government, and nonprofit sectors.

Thomas Buchanan, MD – SC CTSI Director/Principal Investigator

By The Numbers

Provided more than 500 consultations in 2017
Provided access to de-identified health records from 158M patients to enable research
Awarded 23 pilot grants in 2017

Core Groups

ADMIN Administration Details
BERD Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Details
CRI Clinical Research Informatics Details
CRS Clinical Research Support Details
CE Community Engagement Details
DIC Digital Innovation & Communication Details
EI Evaluation & Improvement Details
RKS Regulatory Knowledge & Support Details
RD Research Development Details
WD Workforce Development Details

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.