Appalachian Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)

The mission of the Appalachian Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Marshall University (ACTSI) is to advance research and education to improve the health of Central Appalachia.

The ACTSI coordinates clinical and translational research activities throughout the Marshall University healthcare community and with community health partners.

Uma Sundaram, MD

Director, ACTSI
Pilot Funding Core Director

Todd Gress, MD, MPH

Institutional Research Support Core Director

Alfred A. Cecchetti, PhD, MSc, MSc IS

Clinical Informatics Core Director

Todd Davies, PhD

Clinical Trials Administration Core Director

Jennifer Plymale, MA

Community Engagement and Rural Health Core Director

Darshana Shah, PhD

Faculty Development and Mentoring Core Director

Richard Egleton, PhD

Translational Medical Education Core Co-Director

Todd L. Green, PhD

Translational Medical Education Core Co-Director

Usha Murughiyan, MBBS

Scholarship Director

Research in Progress Conference Series Presenters

The Department of Clinical and Translational Science in conjunction with the ACTSI sponsor a regular Research in Progress Conference (RIPC) series. Presentations focus on work in progress with a translational interest focus including clinical researchers, basic scientists, and population health researchers as well as interested researchers from across our partners.

RIPC Seminars are particularly effective in helping bring researchers together across our translational network to facilitate collaboration and forge connections.

ACTSI Featured Researchers

Maria A. Serrat, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department: Anatomy and Pathology
Research Cluster: Neuroscience and Development Biology
Offices: BBSC 301L, MEB 207 | Laboratory: MEB 206

Clinical Trials

Below is a list of currently enrolling Clinical Trials at the Appalachian Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI). If you would like additional information about a specific trial, you can call the contact number provided and speak with a study coordinator.

Additional information about each trial can be obtained at by clicking on the Description's below