Translational and Clinical Science at Cedars-Sinai
Cedars-Sinai is a partner institution in the UCLA CTSI, an academic-clinical-community partnership designed to accelerate scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs to improve health in the most populous and diverse county in the United States. Our mission is to create a borderless clinical and translational research institute that brings UCLA innovations and resources to bear on the greatest health needs of Los Angeles.
This partnership brings together the resources of four major Los Angeles institutions:
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
- Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center
In addition, we have partnered with 28 leading community service organizations, advocacy groups, health delivery networks, churches and schools that are already activated and attuned to issues of health care access, affordability and quality.
We are aligning our strengths to support clinical and translational science that is in full partnership with and responsive to the needs of our Los Angeles community. Our UCLA CTSI is bridging disciplinary and institutional boundaries to create transdisciplinary teams focused on the greatest opportunities as well as the greatest needs in our region.
To accomplish our mission the UCLA CTSI has established five goals:
- Create an academic home for clinical and translational science that integrates and builds on the many strengths of UCLA and its partners,
- Build transdisciplinary research teams to accelerate and translate discovery to improve health,
- Transform educational and career development programs to promote the next generation of clinician investigators and translational scientists,
- Advance and expand strong bi-directional academic-community partnerships to ensure that new scientific discovery is relevant to community needs and,
- Serve as a national resource for collaborative research through regional, statewide and national CTSA consortia.
Click here to learn more about the CTSI and to access its resources: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).