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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June 9, 2015
DEANS Award Translational Research Seminar

6:00-8:30 pm 
Alpert Medical School, Lecture Hall 160

The DEANS Award Translational Research Seminar is an ongoing seminar and networking series that highlights the cutting edge translational research being conducted by DEANS Award recipients. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Predicting post-traumatic osteoarthritis via in vivo biomarkers of inflammation
Eric Darling, PhD and Yupeng Chen, PhD

Development of a New Treatment for TBI
Adam Chodobski, PhD and John Marshall, PhD 

Extended Phylogenetic Inference of HIV Transmission Networks
Rami Kantor, MD and Casey Dunn, PhD