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Lin Liu Joins ACTRI as Director of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design

A joint unit with the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health (HWSPH), this new service core provides high quality biostatistics consultation, routine analytical services, and development of sophisticated novel biostatistical methods. Learn more about Liu and the position here.


ACTRI Biobanking Supports Study on COVID-19 Vaccine Effects on Breastfeeding

September 8, 2021 — ACTRI's biobanking capabilities contributed to the success of a recent study published in Breastfeeding Medicine. Researchers found that breastfeeding mothers who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination reported the same symptoms as what has been previously reported in non-breastfeeding women, with no serious side effects in the breastfed infants.​ more


CLVR hosts “Refugee Health, Care, Research and Policy” symposium

August 10, 2021 — Last month, the Center for Life Course and Vulnerable Population Research hosted a virtual 4-hour refugee health symposium "Refugee Health, Care, Research and Policy" where a multi-disciplinary panel of researchers, refugee healthcare providers, policy makers, community partners, and refugees working in the area of refugee health gave informative presentations and received a lot of engagement and positive feedback from the attendees. more


ACTRI Awarded $3 million from State of California to Research ACEs

July 13, 2021 — UC San Diego Health will receive $3 million to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), a term that describes potentially traumatic events that affect children, such as family violence, abuse or neglect. ACTRI will lead the community-based initiative aimed at intervention with an ultimate goal of reducing associated childhood obesity.  more

Team Science and Community-Engaged Implementation 

June 10, 2021--Recently, the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) hosted a two-day workshop to discuss community engagement as a guiding framework for effective multidisciplinary research, also called “team science” research.  more 

Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2021

May 6, 2021--The ACTRI clinical nurses are the heart and soul of the clinic. They are specially trained and work side by side with UC San Diego research teams to apply clinical interventions to research participants. Recently, our nurses participated in the Moderna vaccine trial. This was a big undertaking but we are fortunate to have been a part of history and helping to end a worldwide pandemic. more


ACTRI announces the selection of 18 Pilot Project grant awardees for 2021

April 9, 2021--Pilot Project grants are one-year competitive cash awards for researchers to obtain preliminary data. Funding priority is given to junior faculty members. more


Memo to UC San Diego Faculty, Researchers, and Staff Re: UCSD COVID-19 Human Subjects Research Guidelines



Clinical Trial Monitors May Now Access Records Remotely through UCSD Health EpicLink

November 16, 2020—During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remote clinical trial monitors are allowed to use the secure web-based EpicLink for chart review of study patients. This modification of the Research Monitor EHR Access Program will enable access while the emergency continues. more

UC BRAID Collaborations Work to Impact Health throughout California

UC BRAID Collaborations Work to Impact Health throughout California

March 3, 2020—Celebrating ten years of shared infrastructure and programs that accelerate research and improve health, UC BRAID convened its annual meeting on October 14-15, 2019 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. UC BRAID, the University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, & Development, is a consortium of the five UC academic medical centers—Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. more

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Mark Wallace receives NIH funding California Clinical and Translational Research Consortium

November 4, 2019—Mark Wallace, Director of the Center for Clinical Research (CCR) at ACTRI, recently received National Institute of Health (NIH) funding for his Specialized Clinical Center at UCSD, called the California Clinical and Translational Research Consortium. more

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ResearchCompass for clinical trials support, management, training and resources is now available

September 23, 2019—UC San Diego investigators, affiliates, partners and staff can now utilize an online tool developed by the Altman Clinical and Translational Institute called ResearchCompass for clinical trials support, management, training and resources. more

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ACTRI Welcomes Nguyen Trieu as Associate Director of Biomedical Informatics

July 19, 2019—Nguyen Trieu has joined the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) as the new Associate Director of Biomedical Informatics. more

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New website with neighborhood-level health data helps researchers identify and address health disparities

July 10, 2019—A new website created as part of a close collaboration between the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and the Institute for Public Health at San Diego State University (SDSU), offers new opportunities to improve health care and identify unmet needs that can be addressed by our local research community. more