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About Us

Welcome to the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at the University of Iowa.​

The Iowa Board of Regents formed ICTS in 2007 as a way to build a thriving translational research enterprise and to improve the health of Iowans. ICTS continues to transform biomedical research and accelerate the translation of medical discoveries into treatments.

ICTS engages communities and trains the next generation of clinical and translational investigators to advance medicine.


Our mission is to catalyze innovative clinical and translational research that leads to measurable improvements in the health of Iowa and the nation.

To do so, ICTS continues to transform clinical and translational research, provide resources and training to investigators, and engage community members and stakeholders.

NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Member

ICTS is one of 62 medical research institutions located throughout the nation participating in the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium.

ICTS commits to sharing best practices in clinical and translational research with partnering CTSA institutions. ICTS also strives to better disseminate discoveries and innovations with the public.


  1. Lead the development of translational science at the University of Iowa
  2. Advance translational science as a distinct academic discipline
  3. Disseminate efforts and advances in translational science across the State of Iowa

Grant Citation

Help ICTS continue making new strides in medical research by citing our grant number in relevant publications.


​All publications must fulfill NIH Funding Acknowledgement if utilizing ICTS resources. Publications also need to follow NIH Public Access Policies.

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