The activities and direction of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) are governed by two distinct oversight committees plus a program evaluation team.

Steering Committee

A steering committee meets weekly to address operations, strategy, prioritization, infrastructure, and resource management.

2023 - 2024 External Advisory Board

  • Michael Becich, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Linda Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.
    University of Florida College of Medicine
    Gainesville, FL
  • Willard Dere, M.D.
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Julianne Imperato-McGinley, M.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, NY
  • Bethany Kwan, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, MD
  • Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Oregon Health and Science University
    Portland, OR
  • Julian Solway, M.D.
    University of Chicago Medicine 
    Chicago, IL

Program Evaluation Team

The CTSC Evaluation team monitors and evaluates our programs on an ongoing basis to assess our impact on research capabilities and its success in forming research teams of the future. Specifically, they help our faculty and staff direct resources and effort to meet the aims stated in the grant. They also play an essential role in our annual reporting activities by gathering information, analyzing results, and preparing a summary to describe our impact. In addition, our evaluation team monitors activity to comply with the new focus on Common Metrics. The NCATS Common Metrics Initiative employs a set of common measures to strategically manage activities and make significant, measurable improvements in research translation and workforce development.

The Evaluation team leads this effort and helps us assess our performance and “turn the curve” when appropriate.

Overall, the Evaluation team facilitates achieving the goals of the network by keeping us on track with strategic management aimed at improving the impact of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center to improve human health.

The team also provides evaluation services for our training programs including the CTSC TL1 and KL2 programs, the School of Medicine Mentored Clinical Research Training Program, and CTSC-managed K12 programs. For more information, contact