The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) strives to provide financial support as well as infrastructure, environment, training, and workforce to invigorate, facilitate, and accelerate clinical translational research to improve patient and community health.

Established through a grant awarded by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, ICTR serves as a University-wide interdisciplinary hub for clinical translational research and training. The Institute brings together the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, law, pharmacy, and social work to develop the best strategies for rapidly delivering select shared resources to the University’s research community. Its primary goals include:

  • Providing a seamless integrated infrastructure to drive the entire spectrum of clinical and translational research bidirectionally from molecules to communities.
  • Promoting innovation in clinical and translational research by stimulating multi- and interdisciplinary team science directed at the translation of basic discovery to human studies and product development as we engage other academic hubs and industry.
  • Educating and training generations of multidisciplinary clinical and translational scientists by providing education for trainees at all levels and backgrounds, including students in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, social work, law, and graduate studies; residents, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty focused on preventing the health burden of acute and chronic diseases across the lifespan.
  • Providing a forum for bidirectional conversations with communities, networks, and practitioners outside academia to identify needs, synthesize emerging data supporting new health interventions, and systematically examine ways in which evidence-based interventions are integrated into best practices in community settings, including schools, clinical practice, and health systems to reduce disparities in health outcomes.
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Watch this four-minute video for an overview of the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) and its role in helping UMB stay on the cutting-edge of clinical and translational research.

There are four research cores at ICTR: the Biologics Core, the Informatics Core, the Drug Development and Discovery (DDD) Core, and the Community and Collaboration Core (CCC).

Faculty members at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with faculty members across UMB and at Johns Hopkins University, are instrumental in leading the Institute to achieve its mission. Explore the list of School of Pharmacy faculty members below to learn more about each one is involved in ICTR.

School of Pharmacy ICTR Faculty Members

Joga Gobburu, PhD - Professor & Director, Center for Translational Medicine Joga Gobburu, PhD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Director, Center for Translational Medicine
Associate Director, ICTR Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) Core
Stephen Hoag, PhD

Stephen Hoag, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Applied Pharamceutics Lab (APhL)
Associate Director, ICTR Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) Core

Maureen Kane, PhD Maureen Kane, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Mass Spectrometry Center
Associate Director, ICTR Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) Core
Alexander MacKerell, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) Center
Associate Director, ICTR Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) Core
C. Daniel Mullins, PhD C. Daniel Mullins, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Executive Director, The PATIENTS Program
Director, ICTR Community and Collaboration(CCC) Core
Eberechukwu Onukwugha, PhD Ebere Onukwugha, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Executive Director, Pharmaceutical Research Computing (PRC) Center
Associate Director, ICTR Biostatics Core
Associate Director, ICTR Informatics Core
‌‌‌‌‌James Polli, PhD James Polli, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Co-principal Investigator, Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI)
Director, ICTR Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) Core
‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Paul Shapiro, PhD Paul Shapiro, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Director, ICTR Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) Core
Fadia Shaya, PhD

Fadia Shaya, PhD, MPH
Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Director, Center on Drugs and Public Policy
Executive Director, Behavioral Health Resources Program
Co-Director, ICTR Informatics Core

Peter Swaan, PhD Peter Swaan, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Graduate Studies
Learn More About ICTR

The UMB ICTR website provides information about how to access shared resources available across the UMB campus. Visit the website for more information, including latest news, upcoming events, and ways to support ICTR researchers.

Visit the ICTR Website