The RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN) is a consortium comprised of clinical and translational investigators from RCMI Centers, other academic health centers, community health providers, community organizations, and a central Data and Technology Coordinating Center that provides secure web and data sharing tools. Through linking these various groups, RTRN provides opportunities for multi-site clinical and translational research among minority-serving and other collaborating institutions throughout the nation.
By providing computer-based tools for analyzing and managing clinical research data, recruiting for clinical trials, and sharing information with patients, the network enables clinical and translational researchers to collaborate more efficiently with each other and their communities.
The program encourages the sharing of resources and expertise related to diseases that disproportionately affect minorities and other medically underserved populations, such as cancer, diabetes, infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, and renal and cardiovascular diseases.
The current contact institution for the RTRN is listed below.
RTRN Coordinating Institution
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, California
Principal Investigator: Keith Norris, M.D.