The mission of the CCTRN is to achieve public health advances for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, through the conduct and dissemination of collaborative research leading to evidence-based treatment options and improved outcome for patients with heart disease.
CCTRN is sponsored and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which is one of 27 institutes/centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provides global leadership for a research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.
The CCTRN Data Coordinating Center is located at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health in the Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials (CCCT). The CCCT has played a leading role in cardiovascular disease and vision research by serving as a coordinating center for 16 nationwide multicenter clinical trials. The CCCT has had great success throughout its history of working with both federal and corporate sponsors and has a well-established reputation in the field of clinical trial research.