The goal of the Center is to increase the public’s healthy years of life by promoting high-quality clinical research and by advancing the application of this research in preventing illness and reducing suffering, disability, and premature death. The Center was established in July 1998.  In conjunction with other programs provided by the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, we offer a variety of educational programs and support services to advance clinical research endeavors and promote an environment that fosters high-quality clinical research.