CCTS Cores

Appalachian Translational Research Network

Addresses the significant health challenges and disparities specific to Appalachia by enhancing multi-institutional and community research collaborations to speed the translation of scientific discoveries for health improvements in this region.

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Biomedical Informatics

Provides biomedical informatics consultations, research tools, data sources, data extraction, and education and training opportunities.

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Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design

Provides support for biostatistics, epidemiology, and research design, including consultations on study design for clinical trials, community-based participatory research, population-based studies, and quantitative data analysis.


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Clinical Services Core (CSC)
Provides expert nursing and coordinator support and dedicated facilities for patient-oriented research, including inpatient and ambulatory studies.

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Community Engagement & Research

Connects lay, practice, and academic communities as partners in community-engaged research to address priority health needs of Appalachian populations in Kentucky and contribute to improved health outcomes.

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Drug Discovery & Development

Brings together faculty from UK College of Pharmacy's highly successful drug development program and other areas to serve on the Therapeutic Advisory Panel (TAP), and awards pilot funding to projects that can benefit from TAP expertise.

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Participant Recruitment Services

Provides comprehensive recruitment support from proposal development to study closure, including consultations, material development and approval, advertising, outreach, and educational opportunities. 


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Pilot Studies Program

Provides research support for preliminary and proof-of-concept studies critical to moving basic laboratory findings into clinical applications. Priorities include development of enabling technologies, new therapeutics and diagnostics, and innovative, multidisciplinary programs that address the health and health care needs of the people of Appalachia.

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Regulatory Support & Research Ethics

Integrates faculty, staff, and community expertise in bioethics, regulatory knowledge, and research integrity to provide a single point of access to ethical and regulatory committees and support services applicable to clinical and translational research.

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Tracking & Evaluation

Identifies metrics and outcomes to measure progress towards achieving CCTS aims and goals, including collecting and analyzing data on organizational change resulting from the collaborative team science.

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Training, Education & Mentoring

Educates, trains, and provides mentorship and career development support for clinical and translational health scientists.

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Translational Analytics & Assessment Support

Provides biospecimen resources, higher sensitivity assays not routinely run by the Hospital Clinical Laboratory, and testing and analyses for whole and regional body composition measures.

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