Director's Messages

Every quarter, CTRI Director Gary Firestein, MD, updates the community with the latest news from CTRI.

Summer 2014

I am extremely pleased to announce the July 1 opening of an investigational drug pharmacy at CTRI's Center for Clinical Research (CCR) in our East Campus Office Building. Pharmacy services are critical to the success of clinical trials involving experimental drugs. (More)

Spring 2014

The CTRI is delighted to announce our collaboration with an exceptional community organization, the San Diego Blood Bank. Through this connection, our shared goal is to enhance CTRI's capacity to provide research resources for CTRI scientists and by enabling the Blood Bank to leverage its infrastructure to further support healthcare. (More)

Winter 2013-2014

2013 has been an exciting and productive year at CTRI. One of this year's accomplishments – a shared success – was supporting the launch of a new initiative and tool aimed at research data exchange among medical centers. (More)

Fall 2013

The CTRI is pleased to announce its new "LaunchingPad" program, which collaborates with clinical investigators interested in planning and performing biomarker-based clinical studies... (More)

Summer 2013

The CTRI biomedical informatics team has been diligently working on the integration between VELOS, the UC San Diego software program for managing clinical trials, and EPIC, the electronic medical records software used by UC San Diego Health Systems... (More)

Spring 2013

Coinciding with the start of the 4th year of our CTSA funding from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, a new round of CTRI pilot projects were awarded. The quality and diversity of the proposals submitted for this funding cycle were outstanding... (More)

Winter 2012-2013

January 10th of this year was a very special, although blustery, day—the CTRI celebrated the groundbreaking for the Altman CTRI Building... (More)

Autumn 2012

To promote novel and cross-disciplinary translational research, the CTRI supports access to specialized laboratory assays and technology. Often, sophisticated assays require specialized training and instrumentation that is prohibitively expensive for an individual laboratory to buy, maintain, and operate... (More)

Summer 2012

"But what does the CTRI do, exactly?" People unfamiliar with the Clinical & Translational Research Institute ask me this from time to time... (More)

Spring 2012

If you haven't visited us in a while, welcome back to all of our colleagues and partners. To newcomers: the CTRI's mission is to help move scientific discoveries to patients as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible... (More)