Clinical Translational Research Program


The Clinical and Translational Research Program (a Clinical Component of the Administrative Core of the HDDC). The services offered by the CTRP promote translation of basic research advances into improved clinical care by offering fresh and archived human specimens, associated clinical metadata, biostatistics and aid in study design.

The mission of the Center’s CTRP is to support basic, translational, and clinical research in the digestive diseases by providing access to human materials and resources in statistics and study design.

  • To forge connections and support collaboration between HDDC Clinical Associates and Members
  • To support a well-organized infrastructure for acquisition, storage of clinical samples (with relevant clinical metadata)
  • To provide professional support in biostatistics and study design to HDDC members and Clinical Associates


Scott B. Snapper, MD, PhD (BCH, BWH)