The Research Centers in Minority Institutions Translational Research Network leverages the expertise, infrastructure and resources of the member research institutions to accelerate the quality and pace of transformative research on diseases that disproportionately affect underserved populations and communities.
Engagement and participation in cross-disciplinary, multi-site research and activities supported by RTRN enables our researchers to capitalize on expertise, resources and partnerships. Through RTRN, local health providers, caregivers and patients can identify opportunities to expand their understanding and utilization of health information and resources.
Our diverse RTRN community, its faculty and staff, partners and sponsors and most important, our communities, are integrated in ways that facilitate the sharing of information for more successful health outcomes.
The Strategic Goals of RTRN are to:
- Enhance infrastructure to facilitate multi-site, cross-disciplinary translational research, especially research focused on addressing health disparities
- Enhance processes to increase the efficiency of conducting multi-site clinical trials and translational research
- Enhance web-based research, training, and educational resources for investigators, health care providers, research participants, and the general public