What's New in Community Engagement

CTRI Academic-Community Epilepsy Pilot Project

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)

CTRI Community Engagement working to inform the public about clinical research

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 and the contribution that members of the public make when they choose to volunteer in a clinical trial. (More)

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. Each year, the Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Program solicits nominations and honors those staff, faculty, students, departments, and organizational units that demonstrate leadership...(More)

Health Workers Trained in Research Basics

In June 2012, an energetic group of community health workers (promotoras) and clerical staff from community clinics in Imperial Valley participated in a UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) workshop series...(More)