Overview of the Clinical and Translational Research Center
The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) was initiated in 2006 as a major component of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), an NIH Roadmap initiative. The CTRC merged the General Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), and introduced new programs and services. The CTRC has child and adult specific facilities at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), respectively, as well as joint components. The CHOP CTRC Program Director, Carole Marcus, MBBCh, can be contacted at marcus [at] email.chop.edu.
It is very important for Investigators to contact the CTRC Adminstrative Director, Ronnie Kain at kainv [at] email.chop.edu or 215-590-2215, prior to submitting external grant applications. Please click for more information: grant submissions
The goal of the CTRC is to provide the resources, environment, operations, and training to support and promote high-quality clinical and translational research by qualified investigators.
The CTRC supports the research of more than 300 different principal investigators from Penn and CHOP engaged in over 400 research protocols. All protocols are approved by the CTRC Resource Committees.