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About ITHS

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences is dedicated to speeding science to the clinic for the benefit of patients and communities throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.

Research Services

Research Services

ITHS offers resources to researchers that increase the speed at which scientific discoveries can be translated into treatments that improve health outcomes for patients and communities.

Education & Training

The ITHS Education Program supports investigators and scholars through the development and maintenance of curriculum and career development education.


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  • This bootcamp is designed for academic innovators, whether they be students or investigators. The teams will learn the steps to move from idea to launch! Participants from all local research institutions are welcome to apply. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 7, 2020....

  • ITHS is now accepting applications for the TL1 Translational Research Training program designed to provide financial support and mentored training in clinical and translational science competencies for predoctoral students. Applications are due on January 15, 2020 and appointments will begin on June 15, 2020....

  • Are you part of a research team that continually runs out of time at meetings?  Do you have all of the right people in the room, but struggle to get on and stay on the same page?  Would you like to increase your teams efficiency and effectiveness in working together? Then the Team Science Boot Camp might be right for you and your team!...

  • In 2018, five children’s hospital from across the country led by Drs. Bonnie Ramsey and Julie Park received a seven million-dollar, five-year NIH-CTSA Collaborative Innovation Award (UO1). This is how the Consortium for Pediatric Cellular Immunotherapy (CPCI) came together with the intention to help accelerate access to pediatric immunotherapy trials. The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is its designated CTSA....

  • In this new academic year, ITHS Education is re-launching our popular Clinical Research Education Series (CRES). The ITHS CRES is a continuing education and networking series for research coordinators and other research staff interested in clinical research topics. We are hosting our first CRES event on November 12, called Steps to Market Medical Devices or Diagnostic Tests. In addition to the CRES workshops, ITHS also supports an annual conference for research coordinators called Networking to Enhance Development (NED)...

  • Watch Dr. Disis share with KOMO News the importance of participating in clinical trials to help discover new treatments. The news was an effort to promote the Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference. ...

Upcoming Events
1:00 pm Leaf Hands-On Workshop: December @ UW Health Sciences Library, TRAIL Room T216
Leaf Hands-On Workshop: December @ UW Health Sciences Library, TRAIL Room T216
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Leaf Hands-On Workshop: December @ UW Health Sciences Library, TRAIL Room T216
Description Leaf is a self-service tool which provides UW investigators with a user friendly interface for querying the electronic health system records within UW Medicine. Due to its direct access to the university health data system, Leaf is currently only available to investigators and research...
11:00 am Negotiating Workplace Conflict: ... @ UW South Lake Union, C-Building, Orin Smith Auditorium
Negotiating Workplace Conflict: ... @ UW South Lake Union, C-Building, Orin Smith Auditorium
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Negotiating Workplace Conflict: "Hotseat" Simulation! @ UW South Lake Union, C-Building, Orin Smith Auditorium
Description Addressing workplace conflict in a timely and collegial manner contributes to team cohesion and respectful culture. In this session, participants will engage in a “hot seat” simulation for practicing the four-step conflict dialogue model: Get Ready, Create Space, Do the Work, Close and Affirm....
all-day NED 2020
NED 2020
Jan 30 all-day
Networking to Enhance Development 2020 The ITHS Research Coordinator Networking to Enhance Development (NED) Conference is a free, annual, day‐long professional development conference for research coordinators held in Seattle. Participants attend both general sessions and choose relevant breakout sessions to expand their knowledge and skills....

Cite ITHSThe Institute is supported by grants UL1 TR002319, KL2 TR002317, and TL1 TR002318 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).

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