Research Resources

The Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) is committed to providing high quality resources to support researchers. Resources include support with research design and biostatistics, informatics, project management, and clinical research coordinators.

The TN-CTSI operates the BERD clinic in partnership with the Department of Preventive Medicine to provide assistance with biostatistics, epidemiology, and study design. Expertise and research interests of the TN-CTSI and the Department of Preventive Medicine include clinical trials, observational studies, statistical genetics, health services research, and statistical computing. Faculty members teach biostatistics courses in the College of Graduate Health Sciences in the Masters of Epidemiology program and Biomedical Sciences program. The BERD Clinic provides to all UTHSC faculty and residents on campus, consultations on topics that range from study design, analytical approaches, sample size estimation, programming solutions, epidemiology, biomedical informatics, and manuscript preparation.
The Clinical Trials Governance Board was instituted to coordinate and oversee all clinical trial activity at UTHSC. Under the leadership of UTHSC’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Trials, the CTGB was provided with funds to support clinical trials across campus and further developing the infrastructure to create interdisciplinary Clinical and Translational Research. The CTGB’s Office of Clinical Research Development conducts educational activities and provides direct support to clinical and translational researchers in the formulation of grant proposals, development of contracts and budgets, and strategizing clinical projects for maximal impact.

To learn more about the Clinical Trials Governance Board clinical trials units, please visit the CTGB Clinical Trails Groups webpage.

The Center for Biomedical Informatics provides the UTHSC research community with customized biomedical and clinical informatics applications to help manage complex translational and clinical research needs. CBMI specializes in three key areas namely:

  • Data Management
  • Data Storage
  • Project Management

Through these key areas of specialty the CBMI bridges technology, computation, clinical/public health research to develop high quality deliverables aimed at improving population health in Memphis and its surrounding areas.

The goals and objectives of the Center for Biomedical Informatics have been developed keeping in mind the growing needs of the UTHSC research community as well as the growing Memphis research space. Not only is the CBMI equipped to handle multiple projects but we have expanded our capabilities in regard to tools, techniques and available storage space for researchers.

To learn more about the Center for Biomedical Informatics, please visit the CBMI website.

Please call the CBMI at 901-287-5834 if you have any questions.

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