The Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research is one of the oldest academic medical societies in the Midwest.

Members are academic leaders of medical schools in the Midwest however, CSCTR has active members throughout the U.S. and Canada. The society holds an Annual Meeting that contains cutting-edge papers, posters, lectures, and state-of-the-art forums.  You are encouraged to apply for membership

It was created by distinguished academic physicians in the Midwest to:

  • Advance medical science;
  • Cultivate clinical research by the methods of the natural and behavioral sciences;
  • Correlate science with the art of medical practice;
  • Encourage scientific investigation by the medical practitioner;
  • Disseminate this science to the members by publishing research for national and    international distribution and by sponsoring scientific meetings.

Our Vision: Promoting a vibrant, supportive community of multidisciplinary, clinical, and translational medical research to benefit humanity.  

Our Mission: Develop and support communication, collaboration, and career development within a community of medical researchers in the central U.S. and beyond.


2024 Trainee Membership

CSCTR announces a 2024 Trainee membership open to students, residents, and fellows in clinical or translational sciences and who wish to enjoy networking and mentorship as they navigate new experiences and opportunities to achieve professional goals.

Journal of Investigative Medicine

Abstracts and Case Reports accepted to the 2023 meeting are published online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine at afmr.org/journal.cgi and can be accessed via doi.org/10.1177/10815589231189337.

2025 Midwest Annual Meeting

CSCTR Membership

We encourage you to JOIN CSCTR!

  1.  Apply online
  2. Upload:
    1. Your current CV or Biosketch
    2. A letter of support from your home institution
  3. Membership committee will review

Visit the Membership section for full details.

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ECDA Award

Now Accepting 2024 ECDA Applications

2023 ECDA Award Recipients

CSCTR congratulates the 2023 Early Career Development Award recipients. This award provides the recipient a $10,000 grant to be used to supplement any combination of salary and/or lab support.


Alison Affinati, MD, PhD
University of Michigan

Jing Hughes, MD, PhD
Washington University

CSCTR New Members

Welcome to the Society!

Vaishnavi Aradhyula
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Toledo,  OH

Sreekant Avula, MD
University of Minnesota
Eden Prairie, MN

Collin Michael Barrett
University of Minnesota Medical School
Eden Prairie, MN

Parag Bawaskar
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Mariah Calubag
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Madison, WI

Calvin Chao
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Doo Woong Choi, MD
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ

Jesse M. Fajnzylber
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Tarek R. Firzli
University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
Sparks, NV

Janae Gonzales
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Adrienne L. Johnson, PhD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Denise Kent, PhD, RN, APN
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Uriel Kim, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Evanston, IL

Gabriel G. Kleer, BS
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Toledo, OH

Nabiel Mir, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Ali Naveed
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Anne C. Osuji
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Priyanka Ravi
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Wiramon Rungratanawanich, PhD
National Institutes of Health
Rockville, MD

Maria Victoria Salguero Bermonth, MD, MSc
University of Chicago
Oak Lawn, IL

Faria Sami, MD
John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Chicago, IL

Erik Sillaste
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Apoorva Tarihalkar Patil, MS
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Michaela E. Trautman, RD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI







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