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2013 News and Features

Lucila Ohno-Machado

UC ReX Team Approved for PCORI Funding for National Clinical Research Network-CTRI's Ohno-Machado to Lead Team

December 19, 2013 - The UC-Research eXchange team, part of the University of California Biomedical Research, Acceleration, Integration and Development consortium. more

Hannah Carter, PhD

With a Little Help from Her CTRI Friends

November 22, 2013 - With support from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI), bioengineer Hannah Carter, PhD, received the highly prestigious NIH Early Independence Award. more

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH

CTRI's Chambers Leads Study that Finds Flu Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Mothers

November 8, 2013 - A collaborative research study led by CTRI's Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, concluded it is safe for mothers to have the influenza vaccine while pregnant. more

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UC Translational Medicine Leaders Celebrate Achievements with an Eye Toward the Future

October 23, 2013 - The path forward is clear: To continue and enhance the development of a robust coordinating center that combines the individual University of California (UC) health campuses into a model virtual biomedical research institution. more

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CTRI is Part of UC Consortium Designated as a New Center to Translate Innovations into Improved Health

October 2, 2013 - UC San Diego  – with Dr. Gary Firestein, Director of CTRI, Sharon Franks from Research Affairs, and Phil Bourne from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the forefront  –  is part of a UC Medical Campus consortium awarded $12 million. more

Town hall

CTRI Draws Crowd with First Town Hall

September 30, 2013 - More than 70 CTRI members, representatives from partner institutions, researchers, staff, and interested community members came to hear about CTRI's mission and collaboration possibilities at CTRI's first "Town Hall" meeting. (More)


Itsy Bitsy Spider: Arachnophobia Study Funded by CTRI

September 26, 2013 - Her name is Rosie. She is a frightful sight, sending shivers of fear through most humans who see her. For some, that fear is debilitating. more

Dena Rifkin, MD

Linking the Clinic and Home

September 9, 2013 - Dena Rifkin, MD, wanted to see if older kidney patients who monitored their blood pressure (BP) at home could improve their health by using a novel wireless monitoring device. more

William Sandborn, MD

New Studies, New Hope

August 19, 2013 - William Sandborn, MD, has always been interested in exploring the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflamed and painful tissues are common to both diseases. more

Dig It! The Altman CTRI Building Project Moves Ahead

Dig It! The Altman CTRI Building Project Moves Ahead

July 18, 2013 - With each shovelful of dirt, the dream of a seven-story, steel-and-concrete Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) Building takes shape. And the vision to speed the delivery of treatments and cures to patients moves closer to reality. more

CTRI Honors Outstanding Medical Students

CTRI Honors Outstanding Medical Students

July 3, 2013 - Congratulations to UC San Diego students Janet Lee and Ashkuan Shaterian, for winning this year's CTRI fourth-year medical student awards! This award, designed to recognize students with outstanding potential for future contribution to translational research. more

Michael Ziegler, MD

Meet Research Navigator, Michael Ziegler, MD

To assist investigators make the best use of available resources, the CTRI has added a Research Navigator, Michael Ziegler, MD, to help investigators select services. Dr. Ziegler can provide consultation on CTRI services that can benefit research proposals. more

Dr. Howard Taras and Rodney von Jaeger of the CTRI Community Engagement Division

CTRI Community Engagement Working to Inform the Public About Clinical Research

February 26, 2013 - Dr. Howard Taras and Rodney von Jaeger of the CTRI Community Engagement Division recently sat down with Beth Wood, a reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune and discussed clinical research. more

NanoPro 1000 system (Protein Simple)

New NanoImmuno-Assay Technology Now Available in the CTRI

The Translational Research Technology (TRT) unit has purchased a NanoPro 1000 system (Protein Simple) to measure protein biomarkers. more

Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging Service

CCR Offers Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging Service

The Center for Clinical Research (CCR) is pleased to announce a new Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging Service at the east campus clinic location. more

CTRI Academic-Community Epilepsy Pilot Project

CTRI Academic-Community Epilepsy Pilot Project

February 28, 2013 - Epilepsy is a medical condition caused by abnormal electrical signals that cause surges within the brain. These surges, called seizures, can have various effects on mental and physical function, depending partly on the location in the brain where they occur. more

Jill Dumbauld Nery

Staff Member Jill Dumbauld Nery Recognized as a Diversity Champion

A Diversity Champion is an individual or group that exemplifies the UCSD Principles of Community and makes an outstanding contribution in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, or diversity. more