Clinical & Translational Science Center

The enterprise of the CTSC informatics core is to harness the research potential of medical records, provide secure storage for human-subjects data, improve research efficiency, develop technologies to support research projects, and share these resources with researchers at the HSC.

The CTSC Biostatistics resource provides all HSC researchers ready access to appropriate expertise in study design, biostatistics, and basic data management through individual consultation with biostatistics faculty.

The mission of the CTSC Community Engagement and Research Core is to provide research infrastructure that supports academic and community stakeholders to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships for effective clinical and translational research.

The mission of the CTSC Participant Clinical Interactions is to provide a flexible and dynamic infrastructure for human subjects research.

The Community Health Network (CHN) was created with the goal to reduce disparities between heath care and research. The network provides an innovative, efficient and accessible enrollment approach to research and clinical trials to diverse and rural populations throughout New Mexico.

DR3N integrates drug discovery and repurposing informatics expertise at the HSC with partners at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of North Carolina, and NCATS. Together, these institutions provide comprehensive drug screening and characterization to complete preclinical studies and present newly rescued, repositioned, or repurposed agents for Phase I/II studies. DR3N builds a pipeline that 1) identifies drugs for rescue, repurposing, and repositioning by experimental, computational, and informatics approaches; 2) provides those drugs for evaluation under GMP conditions; and 3) assists with IND submissions to advance drugs, drug products, and drug delivery platform technologies to patients.

The enterprise of the CTSC Regulatory Support Unit is to support the investigator community in developing regulatory and clinical strategies and fulfilling regulatory requirements for clinical research program along the continuum of clinical, translational, and community research.

The CTSC Translational Laboratory (T-Laboratory) is comprised of 6,000 gsf of wet-lab space, located in the newly renovated UNM CTSC Building. The T-Laboratory offers state-of-the-art equipment and technical assistance with laboratory techniques for UNM HSC investigators. The experienced staff of the T-Laboratory provides specialized laboratory support, customized to meet the needs of the investigators in all aspects of research including protocol/assay development, budget preparation, and testing of patient samples for various assays.