The Center for

Transformative science for social change.




The Center for Translational Neuroscience condemns all forms of racism, including racist violence and police brutality, that are historically ingrained in American society and that continue to occur. Our organization is, and will remain, committed to anti-racist actions and activities in all of our work, including our research, training and teaching, and communications. CTN is also committed to an ongoing process of self-examination, in order to identify areas in which the commitment to anti-racism can be improved and acted upon.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences on physical and emotional health by translating discoveries in basic neuroscience, psychology, and related disciplines.

Our Expertise

Our work spans the spectrum from basic science to policy work. Click on a content area to learn more, or visit our projects page to see our full portfolio.

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Scientists Committed to the Cause

Our Center brings scientists together across disciplines to maximize impact! Researchers with interests spanning basic neuroscience methods such as neuroimaging, neuroendocrine research, and psychophysiology connect and collaborate with those interested in evidence-based prevention and intervention programs.

Meet Our Members

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This represents a new way of going about intervention development and a whole new framework for thinking about clinical sciences
– Elliott Berkman

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Online Masters in Psychology

Evidence-based program evaluation, neuroscience, and research skills training tailored for the working professional. Program launches Winter 2021. Now accepting applications.

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Cutting Edge Translational Science

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Many families with young children are experiencing financial hardships as a result of the pandemic. These hardships are negatively affecting...
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In a study, people responded to messages that resonated with them personally—up to a certain extent. The results could help shape responses to future...
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The Center for Translational Neuroscience will offer an evidence-based mentor training workshop series for primary investigators (PIs) this September...
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