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.

Umapathy 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

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

Usha Murughiyan, MBBS
Scholarship Director

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.

Maria A. Serrat, PhD

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

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