The CTRI currently supports two clinical research facilities at UC San Diego. They are available to investigators to conduct clinical research and are staffed with skilled nurses, allied health personnel, a registered dietitian, a DEXA technician, an echocardiographer and clinical coordinators to facilitate the safe and efficacious conduct of research involving human subjects. Investigators from UCSD and Partner Organizations are welcome to apply to use these facilities and/or services to conduct their clinical studies.
The CTRI DEXA technician calibrates the DEXA machine in CTRI clinic
The outpatient facility is located on the UCSD Medical Center Campus in La Jolla, and includes five exam rooms; three infusion rooms (five chairs); one consultation room where participants and staff can discuss informed consent or other confidential information; two treatment rooms with two beds each, which accommodate research procedures; an exercise physiology room with DEXA scanner and ultrasound machine; a medication room; lab processing room with one -20C freezer, one refrigerator, two refrigerated centrifuges, and one ambient-temperature centrifuge; two phlebotomy rooms; a centralized nursing station; and an investigational pharmacy.
CTRI Registered Nurses are certified by ONS for administration of chemotherapy, and are certified in ACLS, PALS, and moderate sedation. The clinic has trained personnel and equipment to carry out many procedures, including
Phlebotomy (up to 600 ml)
Pharmacokinetic studies, including sample processing
Specimen collection, processing, and shipping
Drug administration, including conscious sedation
Assistance with other biopsies
Oral glucose tolerance testing
Individualized metabolic diets
Bioelectrical impedance analysis
Exercise testing, including steady state and maximum V02
Assistance with budgeting costs for clinical trials
Cardiac doppler ultrasound for cardiac phenotyping
For both outpatient and inpatient studies, please click on the "Request CTRI Services" button above. You may also contact Mary Maeve Taaffe, RN, Nurse Supervisor, at (858) 657-7099, cell (858) 334-9769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCR is has an electronic request form for scheduling clinic services. You are able to request and cancel clinic appointments for up to five research subjects. Once your request is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation from a CTRI staff member within 48 business hours.
The online scheduling request form can be accessed at the link below. The link will be easily accessible by all mobile devices.
Clinic Recharge Rates UCSD non-UCSD
|Nursing Non-RN (hourly)
|Room Only - prep fee (flat rate)
|DEXA scans (flat rate per scan)
|Exercise testing (flat rate per test)
|Phlebotomy only (Flat rate)
|Sleep Recording (hourly)
|Cardiac Ultrasound procedure
|Vascular Ultrasound procedure