To accelerate improvement in the health of Maryland by utilizing team-driven science to translate basic discoveries into new interventions that optimize health promotion and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. These interventions must be responsive to the needs of our community and consistent with their values.
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), established in 2007, is one of more than 60 medical research institutions funded by the NIH Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) program. We work together as a national consortium to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country.
The ICTR addresses obstacles in translating basic science discoveries into research in humans, translating clinical discoveries into the community and communicating experience from clinical practice back to researchers. The ICTR provides an array of consultation and resources led by faculty throughout Johns Hopkins University to assist research teams to complete their work. Pre- and post-doc trainees learn to work in thrive in the new translational research ecosystem.
The ICTR now partners with the University of Maryland Baltimore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UMB ICTR), Morgan State University and Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic to advance translational research across the region.