Accelerating scientific discoveries, building healthy communities

The journey of a health innovation from concept to the real world is often long and difficult. Less than 10 percent of discoveries in the field of medicine reach patients and communities, and those that do take an average of 17 years. This means that many great ideas are never translated into health benefits for the public.

The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is making the research process faster and easier for Duke investigators by breaking down the traditional barriers that keep health innovations from reaching our communities: knowledge silos, administrative burden, logistics, and a complex regulatory environment.

CTSI connects Duke investigators to funding, project management, datasets, and other critical resources to move their ideas from the lab to the real world. Our faculty and staff experts provide guidance and specialized knowledge at all stages of the research process, linking potential collaborators, facilitating studies and clinical trials, and navigating the administrative and regulatory landscape.

We also help investigators grow their careers and become outstanding translational scientists with a variety of workforce development and early career funding programs.

Together, we can advance scientific discoveries and build healthy communities.