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The Children's Research Institute

Center for Translational Research

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Translational Research

Promoting innovation that improves child, family and community health.

The Center for Translational Research (CTR) is broad-based, non-categorical and includes a diverse portfolio of investigator-initiated research, participation in a wide range of national consortia and provision of key infrastructure resources.


Our vision is to lead in innovative, collaborative research so that every child reaches their full potential.


Our mission is to promote innovation and foster broad-based investigation to accelerate discovery across the continuum of bench, bedside and community.

Our Values

  • Connect science with the community
  • Outcomes-driven
  • Novel and impactful
  • Need-responsive design
  • Equity in implementation
  • Collaboration and transparency
  • Transformation and innovation
  • Optimize data literacy
  • Rigor and reproducibility
  • Serve diverse local, national and global communities