Video: What is Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute?

Helping Duke researchers accelerate discovery and build healthy communities.


A vaccine with the potential to fight cancer…stem cell therapies that improve outcomes for premature babies…a groundbreaking longitudinal study of human health….

The Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s mission is to help brilliant investigators from across Duke navigate the complex path from the lab to the real world, bringing ideas like these to life.

Comprised of more than twenty expert groups supporting everything from pilot project funding, to study design and start-up, to community engagement, and finally new discovery and improved health, CTSI partners with researchers to accelerate discovery and bridge the translational valley of death.

As part of the CTSA consortium created by the National Institutes of Health, CTSI connects Duke with a rich network of collaborators working together on issues that a single institution can’t tackle alone, abundant data resources, and meaningful opportunities to shape multi-site research that has a national and global impact.

CTSI also provides crucial early-career support and training to the next generation of translational scientists, helping Duke attract and retain the bright minds that will develop tomorrow’s breakthrough innovations.

Whatever you’re working on, and wherever you are on the research path, if your goal is to improve human health, Duke CTSI has the resources to help accelerate discovery.