CTSA Committees & Activities
Oversight Committees
CTSA Consortium Oversight
Pediatrics Oversight
Clinical Workgroups
Biostatistics / Epidemiology / Research Design
Clinical Research Ethics
Participant and Clinical Interactions Resources
Regulatory Knowledge
Steering Committees
Community Engagement
Education / Career Development
Public Private Partnerships
Communication Toolkit
Media Resources and General Information
Clinical and Translational Communication Resources
Consortium Communication Tools
The materials and resources listed below are provided to help better understand the CTSA Program and communicate about it to media representatives, the research community, and other interested groups.
Media Resources and General Information
Overview of the CTSA Program—prepared by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

Article on the CTSA Consortium in the NCRR magazine

News Releases
NIH Funds 14 New CTSA Institutions - Expands Consortium to 38
NIH News Release: May 29, 2008

NIH Expands CTSA Consortium
NIH News Release: September 18, 2007
CTSAs in the News
Media Contacts
CTSA Consortium Contacts:
University of California, Davis
Carole Gan
News Service Manager
Ph: (916) 734-9047
Email: carole.gan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
University of Michigan
Bruce Spiher
Public Relations & Marketing Communications
Ph: (734) 764-2220 (PRMC main line)
Email: spiher@umich.edu
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Robert Cahill
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Ph: (713) 500-3042
Media Hotline (24/7): (713) 500-3030
University of Pennsylvania
Karen Kreeger
Department of Communications
Ph: (215) 349-5658
Email: karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
Mayo Clinic
Ina Parvanova
Ph: (507) 293-3463
Email: parvanova.ina@mayo.edu
Indiana University School of Medicine
Eric Schoch
Ph: (317) 274-7722
Email: eschoch@iupui.edu
Harvard University
Bob Neal
Medical School Interim Associate Dean of Public Affairs
Ph: (617) 432-0448
Email: rneal@hms.harvard.edu
Duke University
Doug Stokke
Assistant Vice President, Medical Center News Office
Ph: (919) 660-1304
Email: doug.stokke@duke.edu
University of Pittsburgh
Margaret C. McDonald, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Ph: (412) 383-7474
Email: mmcdonald@hs.pitt.edu
NCRR Contact:
Joyce McDonald
NCRR Communications Director
Ph: (301) 435-0888
Email: mcdonalj@mail.nih.gov
Clinical and Translational Communication Resources
Informational video about participation in clinical research studies
The University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) collaborated with WQED, a local public television station, to develop an informational DVD to educate the lay community about the value of participation in clinical and translational research and to engage community members in CTSI research programs.

The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation prepared a public service announcement regarding the value of participation in clinical and translational research. The announcement features the insulin pump.

FASEB's clinical research advocacy tool

The Grand Challenges for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards
By Barbara Alving, M.D., NCRR Director, article published by the Association of American Medical Colleges: June 2007
Consortium Communication Tools