Welcome to the RI-CCTS

The Rhode Island Center for Clinical and Translational Science (RI-CCTS) serves as a virtual home to support and educate clinical and translational researchers in Rhode Island. Our goal is to enhance collaboration and coordination of translational research in order to accelerate cross-disciplinary discoveries that improve health. The RI-CCTS aims to:

  • Foster coordination between translational researchers at our partner institutions.
  • Bring together the diverse clinical research resources to provide a home that facilitates new collaborations.
  • Eliminate obstacles that may prevent researchers from pursuing clinical research initiatives.
  • Educate, mentor and encourage young investigators in clinical research professional development.
  • Facilitate research to gather preliminary data necessary for developing competitive research proposals.
  • Sustain a clinical translational research environment by providing the necessary management and coordination of resources.
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April 16, 2015
DEANS Award Translational Research Seminar 
6:00-8:30 pm 
Alpert Medical School, Room 270
Join us for a series of presentations from DEANS Award Recipients followed by a brief networking reception. Hors d’oeurves and beverages will be served throughout

Cigarette Smoke Effects on Mitochondria—From Flies to Lungs
Sharon Rounds, MD and David Rand, PhD

Retroviral inhibitors: effects on retrotransposons and aging in flies and humans
Stephen L. Helfand, MD and Bharat Ramratnam, MD 

Probing Inflexibility: Mechanisms for Change of Mind in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Jerome N. Sanes, PhD and Benjamin D. Greenberg, MD, PhD