The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at the University of Iowa was established by the Iowa Board of Regents in 2007 and is currently funded by the National Institute for Health. The ICTS collaborates with all 11 colleges on campus, including the College of Nursing. Like the Csomay Center, the ICTS emphasizes partnerships with the community, the academic medical center, local health care providers and Iowa’s rural patient population. Although the ICTS does not focus on older adult research or practice, several initiatives support the Csomay Center mission.
- They maintain the Seniors Together in Aging Research (STAR) registry which was formerly a program of the UI Center on Aging.
- Their Community Core is preparing to use a novel e-Health / e-Learning platform (in development) to better engage small rural populations, including older adults, in research.
- Their Mobile Technology Lab, which builds and supports mobile devices to collect data, is highly consistent with our mission of using innovation technology to advance optional aging.