Institute for Translational Medicine

The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) connects researchers and community organizations with funding, education, and resources to find effective ways to prevent and treat disease in real-world settings.

As part of the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Science-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, ITM works with a consortium of 60 institutions toward advancing medicine in innovative ways. Their mission is to train scientists and health care providers at the University of Chicago, partner institutions, and in the community to determine the molecular underpinnings of disease and disease predisposition, and to develop, test, and implement the most effective personalized therapies that are rigorous, valid, efficient, ethical, and respectful of our communities’ needs and values.