University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Medicine Magazine

This page has moved to here!

Vermont Center for Clinical and Translational Science ~ 2015 Annual Report

Richard Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D., Director

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is dedicated to the pursuit of transdisciplinary research that translates knowledge from the cellular and molecular level into interventions for individuals and populations.

The center offers a Certificate, a Master of Science, or a Doctor of Philosophy degree under the auspices of the CCTS Educational Program led by Benjamin Littenberg, M.D. Four faculty members engage in research. They are Indra Neil Sarkar, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D., bioinformaticians; Christopher Jones, D.Phil., health care economist; and Thomas Simpatico, M.D., public psychiatry and medical director of the Vermont Medicaid Program. Combining their skills they have forged novel interdisciplinary interactions with others at the University, the UVM Medical Center and throughout the state.

Dr. Sarkar is an ad hoc member of five National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections, and received three years of NIH funding for his grant “In Silico Identification of Phyto- Therapies.” Dr. Chen is principal investigator on an NIH grant, “Leveraging the EHR to Collect and Analyze Social, Behavioral & Familial Factors,” and is an ad hoc member on five NIH study sections. Dr. Jones is a pilot investigator on Dr. Higgins’ Vermont Center on Behavior and Health grant. He reviews for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and the Society for Medical Decision Making. Dr. Simpatico is principal investigator on a Department of Veterans Affairs grant, “Supportive Services for Veteran Families.” These four investigators, along with Russell Tracy, Ph.D. who directs both the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research and Translational Technologies in the CCTS, also make their unique skills available to other investigators within the University.

In May of 2015, the UVM Board of Trustees approved the re-alignment of the CCTS to the Office of Clinical and Translational Science. Its mission remains the same.

Last modified December 05 2016 11:18 AM