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The Children's Research Institute

Center for Translational Science

Translational Science Research

Translational Research

Promoting innovation that improves child, family, and community health.

Vision Statement

To promote innovation that improves child, family, and community health.

Mission Statement

To foster broad collaborative investigation that accelerates discovery across the continuum of the bench, the bedside, and the community.


To accomplish its mission, the Center emphasizes:

  • Studies on molecular pathogenesis
  • Development and validation of experimental therapeutics
  • Outcome-oriented patient research
  • Novel, innovative projects and product development
  • Collaboration within the research community and between researchers and the larger community
  • Service to communities of diverse populations 

Based on a center-wide strategic planning process that was initiated in Spring 2012, the Center for Clinical and Community Research (CCCR) was re-organized into the Center for Translational Science (CTS), to more accurately reflect the broad portfolio of our investigator-initiated research; our involvement in a diverse set of national consortia; and the establishment of key infrastructure resources. The Center research activities are enhanced by the close partnership with the highly prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN), that is funded by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

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