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The CTSI is an innovative infrastructure to support and advance education, collaboration, and research in clinical and translational science.


To create a borderless, complementary and synergistic research environment in southeast Wisconsin to translate discoveries into better health of our citizens while simultaneously providing comprehensive educational and training programs to develop the next generation of Clinical and Translational Researchers.


The successful and rapid translation of fundamental discoveries into better health for our communities requires a clinical and translational science network that is robust, multidisciplinary, and national in scope.

The mission of the CTSI, a unique academic-community partnership between four area academic institutions (Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University; three hospitals (Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin; Zablocki VA Medical Center); and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, is to develop an integrated, shared home for clinical and translational research, education and training, hallmarked by a borderless, collaborative, synergistic, and investigator/community/patient-friendly environment that is functionally integrated into local, regional and national CTSA networks.

Strategic aims

  • To empower the southeast Wisconsin CTSA hub to play a major role in the clinical and translational research agenda of the nation.
  • To maximize the translational capabilities and impact of our CTSA hub and its investigators.
  • To create a mutually learning “Health Care Enterprise-CTSA – eco system” that facilitates and broadens the reach of our translational research engine into health systems and patient stakeholders to generate/test hypotheses and implement best practices.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


Children's Hospital of WisconsinMarquette UniversityMSOEUWMVersitiVA Medical Center