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CTRI Announces New KL2 Award Recipients

The CTRI Manages $4 M Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Launched by UC

January 14, 2016 – Tapping its extraordinary depth and breadth of expertise, the University of California (UC) has launched a new Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative to support novel clinical studies. This initiative, UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease, was created to accelerate the most promising Alzheimer’s disease research. more

CTRI Announces New KL2 Award Recipients

CTRI Announces New KL2 Award Recipients

January 11, 2016 – UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) has selected four KL2 awardees for 2015. As part of the CTRI Education program, KL2 awards provide a tailored mentored research experience to promising faculty clinical and translational researchers. more

UC Translational Medicine Leaders Discuss System-Wide Tactics for Accelerating Biomedical Research

UC Translational Medicine Leaders Discuss System-Wide Tactics for Accelerating Biomedical Research

November 23, 2015 – The University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development (UC BRAID) consortium convened October 16 in Sacramento for its 6th annual retreat with plans to take on new projects that address obstacles to research. more

Altman CTRI Building Nears Completion

Altman CTRI Building Nears Completion

November 2, 2015 –  It’s almost done. As of September 30, the construction of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) building at the University of California, San Diego is 87 percent complete. more

UC ReX Team Wins 2015 Sautter Award

UC ReX Team Wins 2015 Sautter Award

September 14, 2015 –  The University of California Research eXchange (UC ReX) team, which includes UC San Diego, has received a 2015 Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. more

Awardees

CTRI Announces 2015 Pilot Project Awardees

September 10, 2015 –  UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) is pleased to announce the selection of 15 Pilot Project grant awardees for 2015. more

Loren Mell, MD

CTRI KL2 Awardee Mell Lands NIH Grant for Cervical Cancer Research

August 25, 2015 –  Loren Mell, MD, wanted to test a hypothesis in an international phase II trial: If an advanced type of radiation therapy called IMRT was used to treat patients with cervical cancer, then it would result in fewer side effects and enable the delivery of more intensive chemotherapy. more

$52M NIH Grant Advances Clinical and Translational Research at UC San Diego

$52M NIH Grant Advances Clinical and Translational Research at UC San Diego

August 18, 2015 – The CTRI has received a five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) for approximately $52 million from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, part of the National Institutes of Health. more

Eric Mah

Health Sciences Welcomes Eric Mah as Executive Director of Clinical Research Operations

August 12, 2015 – UC San Diego Health Sciences is pleased to announce Eric Mah as its first Executive Director of Clinical Research Operations. more

Daniel T. O'Connor

Daniel T. O'Connor Memorial Award Established to Support CTRI Pilot Project

August 6, 2015 – CTRI is pleased to announce the Daniel T. O'Connor Memorial Award, which provides an additional $5k to the top ranked 2015 CTRI pilot project recipient, Julie Bykowski, MD, for a study of brain development in premature infants. more

CTRI Community Engagement Team Receives ResearchMatch Award

CTRI Community Engagement Team Receives ResearchMatch Award

August 3, 2015 – CTRI's Rodney von Jaeger and Kathleen Kennedy have been recognized by ResearchMatch for their role in supporting the organization's Publications web page, which was created to better inform study participants about the impact of their efforts. more

Jonathan Copp, MD

CTRI KL2 Awardee Wagner Investigates Neurological Consequences of HIV Dual Infection

June 25, 2015 – Gabriel Wagner, MD, an assistant adjunct professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UC San Diego Department of Medicine, received a KL2 Junior Faculty Career Development Award in 2014 from UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) to investigate the neurological consequences of HIV dual infection. more

Jonathan Copp, MD

Copp Receives CTRI Fourth-Year Medical Student Award

June 9, 2015 – Jonathan Copp, MD, was honored on June 6 during the School of Medicine Class of 2015 Senior Awards ceremony. He received a medical degree at UC San Diego on June 7. more

Translational Medicine Symposium Connects Engineering and Science Undergrads

Translational Medicine Symposium Connects Engineering and Science Undergrads

May 29, 2015 – Spurring dialogue among students interested in medicine, research, and engineering, the May 21 Translational Medicine Symposium: Engineering the Future of Medicine drew more than 100 UC San Diego engineering and science undergraduates, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and others. more

Firestein

CTRI Director Firestein to Speak at Translational Medicine Symposium on May 21

May 13, 2015 – Gary S. Firestein, MD, director of CTRI, is scheduled to present the opening address, "An Introduction to Translational Medicine," during the Translational Medicine Symposium: Engineering the Future of Medicine on Thursday, May 21, at 9:30 A.M. more

Kim

CTRI Pilot Project Awardee Kim Aims for Better Understanding of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

April 22, 2015 – Type 2 diabetes in children is an emerging epidemic. During the past decade, the number of children with this condition – long considered an adult disease – has risen dramatically. more

Stockman

CTRI Pilot Project Awardee Stockman Receives CDC's New Investigator Award

March 26, 2015 – CTRI pilot project awardee Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor of medicine and global public health at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, has received the Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award. more

Gene Kallenberg, MD

UCSD's Kallenberg Heads Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Physician Team

March 19, 2015 – Gene "Rusty" Kallenberg, MD, is leading the physician oversight team for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE for which UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) has been selected as the testing site. more

Tiziano Pramparo, PhD

CTRI KL2 Awardee Pramparo is First Author on Journal Paper

March 19, 2015 – CTRI KL2 Scholar Tiziano Pramparo, PhD, was the first author in a paper recently published in JAMA Psychiatry. more

Dr. Gary Firestein

KPBS Midday Edition 'Right to Try' Story Features CTRI Director Firestein

March 9, 2015 – The Right to Try law, passed in a handful of states, allows terminal patients to try experimental drugs that have not been FDA approved. A Right to Try bill has been introduced in the California legislature. more

Complex Contraception Registry

UCSD's Mody Leads UCOP-Supported Study for Complex Contraception Registry

March 2, 2015 – With support from the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), the family planning fellowship-trained specialists at the five UC medical campuses – led by Sheila Mody, MD, at UC San Diego – have established a UC-wide complex contraception registry. more

James Murphy, MD

CTRI KL2 Awardee Murphy Studies Head-and-Neck Cancer Outcomes and Mentors the Next Generation

February 17, 2015 – When James Murphy, MD, was completing his residency in radiation oncology, head-and-neck cancer patients who lived far away often asked if it would be better to receive radiation treatment at a specialized treatment center or at home through their community provider. more

Live Long and Measure: Quest to Create Real-World Tricorder

Live Long and Measure: Quest to Create Real-World Tricorder

February 4, 2015 – Seeking to boldly go where medical science has not gone before, UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) has been named the official testing site for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE... more

Truss by Truss

Truss by Truss

January 28, 2015 – Construction on the Altman CTRI Building is marching forward, one steel truss at a time. Rudolph and Sletten, general and engineering contractors on the building project, have erected all the steel roof trusses. more

CTRI Expands On-site Biostatistics Services to Rady Children's Hospital

CTRI Expands On-site Biostatistics Services to Rady Children's Hospital

January 27, 2015 – UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) is now offering biostatistics services on-site at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego – and demand is robust. more

Colin Depp, PhD, Director of CTRI Education, Training and Career Development, and Carolyn Kelly, MD, Director of the CTRI TL1 Program

Poster Session Highlights Research of CTRI-Supported Students

January 20, 2015 – CTRI-supported TL1 students were among the summer research trainees from UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences who presented their research at the Summer Research Poster Presentation on January 15. more