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Cross-Disciplinary Research Support Programs

Center for Translational Research investigators are supported by three cross-disciplinary programs:

Division of Biostatistics and Study Methodology

The Division of Biostatistics and Study Methodology provides investigators with comprehensive support to plan, implement and analyze studies requiring quantitative methods and sophisticated data management. This division explores the future of clinical research by tapping into EMR data, national registries and prospective data collection and taking advantage of emerging sources of data collection, such as tablets and mobile technologies.

Bioinformatics Unit

The Bioinformatics Unit utilizes novel information technology, computer science and knowledge management methods to:

  • Deliver safer and more effective care
  • Increase the efficiency of care delivery
  • Improve disease prevention
  • Increase the effectiveness of translational research
  • Improve knowledge access and technology-enhanced education
  • Enhance regulatory compliance

The Office for Grants Enhancement (CTSI-CN)

The Office for Grants Enhancement under the direction of Stephan Ladisch, M.D., is a partnership with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN) and provides critical support for junior faculty in writing and implementing career development awards, a mechanism for monitoring the progress of early-stage investigators and a venue for review or critique of R-level NIH grant applications from established investigators.