Welcome Message from the Directors of the CTSI
|Bruce Cronstein, MD|
|Judith Hochman, MD|
Through biomedical research great strides have been made in understanding pathologic processes and the development of new therapies for once untreatable diseases. However, these advances have uncovered significant impediments that significantly limit the efficiency and productivity of future research efforts. These obstructions include increased specialization within different disciplines leading to less effective and robust lines of communication among researchers, poorly delineated educational and career development pathways for aspiring researchers, lack of recognition and effective incentives for collaborative research and a growing distance from the communities that the research is meant to serve.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a partnership between New York University (NYULMC) and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation that has been designed to overcome these roadblocks and to transform the way that research is carried out, enhancing the quality and productivity of the research effort at these institutions and across the nation as part of the NIH/NCATS’s CTSA consortium.
The NYU-HHC CTSI has the following aims:
- To increase collaboration among clinical, translational and basic scientists across the colleges and schools of NYU to better determine the relevance and applicability of scientific advances to clinical problems;
- To provide the leadership, infrastructure and resources to support novel science and the rapid, efficient and safe application of scientific discoveries to the community;
- To support the education, training and development of researchers who can carry on the investigations necessary to bring scientific advances to the public;
- To enhance the ties between the research establishment at NYU and the community so as to more rapidly identify health problems, investigate their scientific basis, apply the knowledge gained and promote utilization of new developments and evidence-based medicine by the community.
The CTSI will link NYU, “a private university in public service,” with Health and Hospitals Corporation, a public agency devoted to outstanding care for all individuals in New York City, in a new venture designed to bring their resources to bear on the health problems facing New York and the nation in the 21st Century.