The Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) is devoted to the study and treatment of complex childhood and adult diseases. Since its inception in 1963, more than 25,000 infants, children, adolescents and adults have received care in the CTRC at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The CTRC is a component of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) and is one of 62 Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium member institutions throughout the United States funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct clinical research.

The CTRC fosters the growth of medical research and good research skills of investigators by providing all of the modern resources of clinical investigation, including biochemical studies, molecular biology and genetics, and mass spectrometry.

Investigators in various departments and divisions at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati (UC), as well as multidisciplinary groups of subspecialists, have drawn on these resources to conduct research studies in a diverse range of interest areas, a small sample of which are highlighted below:

  • Bone mineral accretion in infants, children and adults
  • Diabetes mellitus in children and adults
  • Chronic cholestatic liver disease and its complications
  • Growth in chronic disease
  • Growth in specific disorders, such as growth hormone resistance
  • Obesity and body composition changes with age
  • Gaucher disease
  • Isoflavones
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Behavioral science studies

Clinical Expertise

Our diverse and experienced staff works with investigators to ensure success of the study, while focusing on optimal care for the participants and their families. Learn more about our Research Subject Advocates and the rest of our interdisciplinary team.

Funding Opportunities

Cincinnati Children's offers the CReFF Program to help junior investigators obtain funding for new studies. Additionally, there are a multitude of other funding opportunities available through the CCTST. Learn more about funding opportunities.