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Center for Clinical and Translational Research

More About the CCTR

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Our Vision

We will be the bridge to advance laboratory discoveries from the institute toward new and innovative treatments that will potentially prevent and cure childhood illnesses and improve the quality of children's daily lives. We will advance the science of clinical research by focusing on new methods to conduct better research in children and mentor new clinical scientists to become tomorrow's leaders.

Our Science

Clinical and translational research are essential steps in the development of treatments that transform the health of children. The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) is home to more than 400 research faculty and staff members from over 30 subdivisions and is the hub for clinical investigation and therapeutic development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

The center plays an integral role locally, nationally and internationally in turning scientific discoveries into improved treatments for children. Building on a history of ground-breaking achievements, CCTR investigators and staff are working together to develop next generation therapies for a wide range of pediatric diseases and disorders.

For more detailed information, download the CCTR Facts and Stats (PDF).

Our Priorities

  • Serve as leaders in the design and conduct of high impact clinical research for all aspects of pediatric medicine
  • Provide infrastructure, including exceptional research staff and state of the art facilities, for the safe, efficient and ethical conduct of research involving children
  • Attract world class investigators, support current investigators and nurture future leaders through mentoring and seed funding
  • Partner with the Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium and other local, national and international investigators in the development of new clinical outcome measures, study designs, bioinformatic tools and statistical methodologies to optimize clinical research involving children
  • Foster close collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists to efficiently translate scientific discoveries into future pediatric therapies.

Our Services

CCTR provides the infrastructure and knowledge Seattle Children’s researchers need to develop innovations that will advance pediatric care and speed improvements to children’s health.

  • The center houses a number of core services that enhance clinical research by providing investigators with state-of-the-art research equipment, specialized expertise, knowledgeable administrators and well-trained research support staff.
  • CCTR’s funding and educational programs are designed to foster new investigators and new ideas. First, we lay the foundation for long and productive research careers with mentoring support and collaborative seminars for promising young investigators. Second, we provide seed money for innovative research projects, helping generate the preliminary results needed to attract additional external funding.
  • The CCTR Business Office supports center investigators and staff by providing:
    • Budget planning and oversight
    • Space management
    • Human resources and administrative support
    • Pre- and post-award grant and contract administration in accordance with sponsor guidelines and Seattle Children's Research Institute policies and procedures

Download the CCTR overview flyer (PDF).

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