About Us

Timothy F. Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director of UB's Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was created to accelerate the delivery of basic scientific discoveries from the laboratory to clinical trials, and from clinical trials into general practice.  

Message from the Director

Welcome to the website of the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Guided by our vision to perform research to improve health and reduce health disparities in our community, spectacular growth in clinical and translational research in the Buffalo region has occurred over the past several years. This growth has resulted from an enormous commitment from the institutions of the Buffalo Translational Consortium and has been catalyzed by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, a large grant that provides broad-based support to clinical and translational research.

Our CTSI participates actively in a national network of more than 50 leading medical schools and academic health centers that are committed to performing research with a primary goal to improve health.

It is clear that people who participate in clinical research have better health outcomes, have more cost efficient care and are more satisfied with their health care. Engaging our community members in clinical research will enable these benefits. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and engaging participants who reflect the diversity of our community in our research.

We are always looking to improve and expand our research efforts. We use a team-based approach to engage health care providers, community members, research staff, trainees and faculty. We have a robust education, training and career development program to train future leaders in clinical and translational research.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the CTSI.

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The vision for the UB CTSI is to improve health and reduce health disparities in our community.
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Formed in 2009, the Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) includes the leading academic, health care and research institutions in the Buffalo region, along with key community partners. Each BTC institution is represented in the governance of UB's Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
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The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) includes representatives of all the Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) partners.
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Translational research is defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as “the process of applying ideas and discoveries generated through basic scientific inquiry to the treatment or prevention of human disease.” 
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The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.

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The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.

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If you are a member of a Buffalo Translational Consortium research team and would like help from one of our service cores, please submit a service request.