News and Features


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


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


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