Town Hall Offers Update on Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Keck faculty and students assembled to get the latest news on the USC Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), a Keck School-based, university-wide initiative to accelerate the pace at which research discoveries are translated into clinical practice. CTSI director Thomas A. Buchanan, director of research development Carlos N. Pato and director of scientific translation Roberta Brinton were on hand at the March 7 town hall meeting to provide an update on the Institute’s forward momentum since receiving a $56.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in July of 2010. They were joined by Richard Hull, senior director of New Ventures and Alliance at the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation. USC Stevens works closely with the CTSI to promote development of novel therapeutic and diagnostic tools for human disease.