Evaluation and Strategic Planning

Client: NYU-HHC Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Faculty: Charles Brecher and John Donnellan
Team: Alexander Habib, Karah Newton, Clara Park, Molly Beth Somberg
Year: 2013

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was created as a joint five-year collaboration between New York University (NYU) and the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) to “provide an integrated home for the advancement of collaborative translational science for the benefit of our patients, our community and the population at large.” The Capstone team's goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of the NYU-HHC CTSI in propelling translational research forward, with the ultimate goal of successful federal funding renewal from the NIH. The team evaluated the eight existing CTSI programs by first defining measures for success, followed by interviews with key program stakeholders, an analysis of existing data, and evaluation of other program-specific projects. The team synthesized these findings into a comprehensive summary report that will assist the CTSI in its efforts to further its mission to foster innovative research and discovery.