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.


2023 Pilot Trainee Membership

CSCTR announces a 2023 Pilot 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 2022 meeting are published online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine at afmr.org/journal.cgi and can be accessed via https://jim.bmj.com/content/70/7/1557.

Call for Abstracts and Case Reports

Call for Abstracts

2023 Midwest Clinical and Translational Research Meeting

April 24-25, 2023
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

Registration Now Open

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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

2023 ECDA Applications Now Open

2022 ECDA Award Recipients

CSCTR congratulates the 2022 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.  Apply for an ECDA!


Patricia Bloom, MD
University of Michigan

Shuai Li, MD, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Rachel Reinert, MD, PhD
University of Michigan

Nathan Schoettler, MD, PhD
University of Chicago

Zhihong Yang, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine

CSCTR New Members

Welcome to the Society!

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

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

Wiramon Rungratanawanich
National Institutes of Health
Rockville, MD










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