Our Community Mission

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GHUCCTS Community Mission

  • To expand and sustain bi-directional partnerships with the public and community-based organizations in order to facilitate community participation in the development, conduct and dissemination of clinical and translational research.

Guiding Principles

  • Communities determine their own needs.
  • Community members are full partners in decision making.
  • Communities should economically benefit from collaboration.
  • CE should result in the reciprocal transfer of knowledge and skills among all partners
  • Communities retain full autonomy and self-determination in collaborative ventures.
  • CE includes working in conjunction with natural, informal support and helping networks within culturally diverse communities and systematically integrates cultural and linguistic competence.

Biomedical Translation

In an effort to raise awareness of translational science as a discipline, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has recently published a paper titled The Fundamental Characteristics of a Translational Scientist. This paper is the latest addition to their growing resources on their Translational Science Skills webpage. NCATS also published a video describing translational science.

View Translational Science Skills webpage