Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI), established by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, aims to improve the health of Tennesseans and underserved populations in the South by providing education and training, fostering interdisciplinary teams, improving quality and efficiency, and engaging community stakeholders and partners in meaningful collaboration. TN-CTSI is designed to be a catalyst for an integrated research and training environment for clinical and translational research in order to improve efficiency and quality across the translational spectrum.


Catalyze the development of methods and technologies that lead to more efficient translation of scientific discoveries into interventions that improve human health across the translational research spectrum, from basic science to population science.


Trains faculty, staff, and students in interdisciplinary team science, clinical trials, informatics, regulatory science, and population science.


Fosters the development of collaborative interdisciplinary teams by providing research support infrastructure while constantly tracking metrics to improve quality, safety, and efficiency in clinical and translational research.