News and Features

Todd May

CTRI Provides Services for First-in-Human Testing of Diabetes Stem Cell Therapy

September 15, 2014 – The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at UC San Diego is providing clinical coordinator services and clinical trial space for a first-ever human Phase I/II clinical trial of a stem-cell-derived therapy for Type 1 diabetes. more

Daniel T. O'Connor, MD

In Memoriam: Daniel T. O'Connor, MD

August 28, 2014 – Dr. O'Connor was a 2013 CTRI Personalized Medicine Pilot Project Awardee. His project, "Natural human genetic variation and the metabolism: Studies in twin pairs," was included in the data provided in a 2014 publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. more

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CTRI Supports SDSU Researcher Fishman in Autism Study

August 21, 2014 – Fishman received pilot project funding this year from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at UC San Diego to investigate the basic brain networks that drive mimicry, or lack thereof, in individuals with ASD. more

CTRI and Rady Children's Establish Research-only Breast Milk Biorepository

CTRI and Rady Children's Establish Research-only Breast Milk Biorepository

July 28, 2014 – The UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego are co-creating the first research-only breast milk biorepository in the region. more

Metabolomics Catalyst Grant Program

CTRI Creates Metabolomics Catalyst Grant Program

July 28, 2014 – The CTRI, in collaboration with the UCSD Biochemical Genetics and Metabolomics Laboratory, is pleased to announce a new Catalyst Grant Program to support metabolomics work. more


CTRI and IEM Award Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine Projects

June 30, 2014 – Two physician-engineer teams from UC San Diego have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI). more


CTRI Honored for Attracting ResearchMatch Volunteers

June 23, 2014 – The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) has received the MatchMaestro award in recognition of its innovative recruitment techniques and success in enrolling participants in ResearchMatch. more

Michael Donohue, PhD

Using Data to Shed Light on Alzheimer's Disease

June 17, 2014 – Numbers. Patterns. Models. With support from UC San Diego's Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI), Michael Donohue, PhD, is using mathematics to help untangle the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease. more

Ruben Carmona, MD

UC San Diego's Carmona Receives CTRI Fourth-Year Medical Student Award

June 2, 2014 – Ruben Carmona, MD, whose research focus is on radiation oncology, optimization of clinical trials design, and statistical programming, has received the CTRI Fourth-year Medical Student Award. more

Clinical Coordinators

Clinical Coordinators: Essential Components of Clinical Research Studies

May 13, 2014 - Described as the "heart and soul" of a research study, clinical coordinators work directly under a principal investigator to facilitate the safe and efficacious conduct of research involving human subjects. more

Dilip V. Jeste, MD

CTRI's Jeste Named Director of UCSD's New Healthy Aging Center

May 8, 2014 - Dilip V. Jeste, MD, Director of CTRI's Education, Training and Career Development Division, has been appointed the first associate dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care at UC San Diego and will direct the newly established Center on Healthy Aging and Senior Care. more

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CTRI Celebrates Nurses Week: Meet Lee Vowinkel, RN

May 6, 2014 - "My favorite part of the job is dealing with people who have tried other medications, approaches, techniques, and treatment plans and gotten nowhere, and then they come to us and get relief" more

Mary Jo Harbert Receives Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award

CTRI-Supported UC San Diego Investigator Mary Jo Harbert Receives Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award

April 30, 2014 - Mary Jo Harbert, MD, who received CTRI support last year through the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) program, has received the 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. more


Taxi! CTRI Awards Murray Pilot Grant to Study Taxi Driver Health

April 22, 2014 – Long shifts. Weird hours. Constant sitting. Driving a cab takes its toll on one's health. more


Nutritional Supplement Developer Names CTRI's Mark Wallace, MD, to Medical/Scientific Board

April 2, 2014 - An article about CTRI Clinical Research Director Mark Wallace, "Inergetics Appoints Mark Wallace, MD as Member of Medical/Scientific Advisory Board for Development of CBD-Based Nutritional Supplements,". more


CTRI Supports UCSD's Esko in Exostoses Research

March 27, 2014 - A knot the size of a golf ball juts from the lower leg, just below the knee. The protuberance is an abnormal bone growth on the tibia. more


CTRI Director Firestein Discusses Research Funding on KPBS

March 19, 2014 - CTRI Director Gary S. Firestein is featured in a recent KPBS news story about the impact of cuts to federal research funding. The story, San Diego Research Feels Federal Budget Squeeze. more


CTRI Hosts Day of Translational Science

February 28, 2014 - They talked about genetics, and its role in alcoholism, cold-induced urticarial (skin rash) disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, and in evaluating disease risk. more


Taaffe Joins CTRI as Nurse Manager

February 20, 2014 - Mary Maeve Taaffe, RN, has joined CTRI's staff as the Nurse Manager for the Center for Clinical Research (CCR). Taaffe has 25 years of progressive international experience in nursing, nursing management, and clinical research. more

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Building a Bridge to Better Health with Numbers

January 30, 2014 - For new CTRI principal biostatistician Jiayi Hou, it's all about the numbers. Hou joined the Biostatistics team in January after receiving a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 2008 and a PhD in biostatistics in 2013. more

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CTRI-Supported Students Present Summer Research

January 9, 2014 - Eleven TL1 students supported by CTRI were among 86 summer research trainees from UC San Diego's School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences who presented their research. more


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