• University of Pennsylvania Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Welcome to the Center for Human Phenomic Science (formerly the Clinical and Translational Research Center)

The Center for Human Phenomic Science (CHPS) was formed with the receipt of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), an NIH Roadmap initiative. The CHPS has child and adult specific components at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania, respectively, as well as joint components. The CHPS merged the General Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) at both institutions, and introduced new programs and services. The goal of the CHPS is to provide the resources, environment, operations, and training to support and promote high-quality clinical and translational research by qualified investigators. For specific information regarding the CHPS at CHOP.

The CHPS is complex and can adapt to your research needs. We strongly suggest you contact one of our CHPS Facilitators to implement your research.

If you have participated in a CHPS study and have concerns or suggestions for improvement, please provide feedback here.

 News and Information

CHPS Requirement for Medication Orders - EPIC/BEACON

We have worked diligently to get all new studies integrated into EPIC, in the effort to improve patient safety. We have completed the transition to electronic ordering, and now require that all medication orders for outpatient study visits on the CHPS unit be entered through EPIC/BEACON treatment plans.

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Information Concerning CHPS Scheduling & Appointment Times

The CHPS unit has now been live on LeanTaas Scheduling software since 11/5/2018.  This scheduling software has enabled us to maximize our chair availability via offering template slots in varying lengths of time throughout the day. Having a customized template based upon chair availability and nursing resources has allowed us to confirm appointments or offer alternate appointment dates/times more quickly.

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Important Information for PI's Submitting External Grant Applications

It is extremely important for investigators to contact the CHPS Administration when preparing grant budgets and submissions. The CHPS charges for services and these costs must be included in all budgets. The CHPS Administrative Directors can provide this information. In addition, it is strongly recommended that investigators include a letter of support from the appropriate CHPS Program Director when their grant submission proposes the use of the CHPS.

For CHOP CHPS core descriptions for grant justifications go to CHOP Core descriptions

CHPS Contact Number (HUP): 215-220-9416
CHPS Contact Number (Presby): 215-662-9026