University of Kentucky

Mission Statement

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) unites clinicians, researchers, and communities to accelerate the translation of basic science discoveries to tangible improvements in health.Within UK’s role as Kentucky's flagship, land grant university, the CCTS focuses on addressing chronic health disparities in rural and underserved populations throughout the Commonwealth and the Central Appalachian region. We work closely with institutional and community partners to collaboratively identify local challenges and opportunities to improve wellbeing. As the founding member of the Appalachian Translational Research Network, we also lead a regional research platform that leverages the expertise, resources, and experiences of multiple academic and medical centers. Our full Strategic Plan is available

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2013 - 2020
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Philip A.
Kern, MD
Communications Director, University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science
ATRN Virtual Conference 2020

Virtual Summit: Community-engaged Research in Translational Science: Innovations to Improve Health in Appalachia

Save the Date for this Virtual Conference! September 22-23, 2020 - Tuesday, September 22: 9:45 AM - 12:20 PM - Wednesday, September 23: 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM The Wake Forest School of Medicine Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WFSM CTSI) will host the 10th Annual Summit on September 22-23
Appalachian Translational Research Network

The Appalachian Translational Research Network: Catalyzing Translational Research to Improve Health Across the Region

Appalachia has among the worst health outcomes in the nation including the highest mortality rates for 7 of 10 of the leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, injury, stroke, diabetes, and suicide). The impact of these disparities is highlighted by the