September 14, 2015
The University of California Research eXchange (UC ReX) team, which includes UC San Diego, has received a 2015 Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. The award recognizes the UC ReX Data Explorer tool, a secure, web-based system that organizes data from 13.6 million patient records across UC's five medical centers into a common format and allows authorized UC researchers, clinicians and administrators to access that data for research, clinical quality improvement and administrative inquiries. UC Rex is an initiative of UC BRAID, a partnership between the five UC medical campuses (UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UCSF), all of which are members of the Clinical and Translational Science Award program. UC ReX is funded by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).
UC ReX was one of three Sautter "Golden Award" recipients. Sautter awards, sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, were established to encourage and recognize innovative deployment of information technology in support of the University's mission.
Read the UCOP announcement
Read the UC Davis Health Systems announcement
About UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute:
UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium, led by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Established in 2010, ACTRI provides infrastructure and support for basic, translational and clinical research throughout the San Diego region to bring discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside, and facilitates training and education of the next generation of researchers. ACTRI carries out its activities in collaboration with institutional and corporate partners and currently has more than 1,500 members.