The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) was established to speed the translation of new scientific discoveries into clinical practice, promote significant improvements in community health, and make personalized medicine a reality. The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) is among the highest academic health centers chaired to revolutionize how clinical and translational research is conducted. Only 63 universities, out of the 300 medical centers in the country, have received this prestigious designation, which include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, and Columbia University.
The ICTS supports clinical research on both the medical center campus and the main campus. The vision of the ICTS is advancing discoveries in health care through translational science. Through this vision our mission is to ensure that new and existing resources in clinical and translational science are effectively matched with the creative energy of UC Irvine scientists, clinical investigators, patients and community partners to improve health care and public health, to disseminate innovative research resources to our community, and to provide integrated training to the next generation of clinical researchers.