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Clinical Trials Made Easy

May 15, 2018

A new video, “Clinical Trials Made Easy,” has been created to help the public learn about trials and navigate an easy-to-use website called ClinicalTrials. Co-developed by UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), ClinicalTrials lets investigators and volunteers search through thousands of clinical trials throughout the University of California health system to find studies and opportunities relevant to them. Importantly, they can focus their search not just by disease or condition, but by closest university. “It’s a much more streamlined and efficient approach than older options,” said Gary S. Firestein, MD, dean and associate vice chancellor of translational medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and ACTRI director. “UC Health ClinicalTrials links to nearly 4,000 trials within the UC Health system, but it also lets you zero in on relevant trials at UC San Diego.” Read the UC San Diego Health story

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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.