News and Features

Michael Hogarth, MD

Hogarth Joins UC San Diego Health as CRIO and ACTRI as Director of BMI

July 17, 2017—Leading biomedical informatician Michael Hogarth, MD, has joined UC San Diego Health as Clinical Research Information Officer (CRIO) and director of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) Biomedical Informatics unit. Dr. Hogarth most recently served as Professor of Clinical Medicine and Vice-chair for Informatics in the Department of Pathology at UC Davis. more

Kathryn A. Gold, MD

ACTRI Welcomes Gold as Associate Director of Clinical Research Services

July 1, 2017–UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is pleased to announce that Kathryn A. Gold, MD, has joined ACTRI as the associate director of Clinical Research Services, effective July 1. Dr. Gold is an associate professor at UC San Diego Department of Medicine and board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. more

Acevedo Garners ACTRI Award for Graduating SOM Seniors

Acevedo Garners ACTRI Award for Graduating SOM Seniors

June 5, 2017—Joseph Acevedo, MD, whose scientific studies focus on cost-effective analysis of head and neck cancer treatment, has received the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) Fourth-Year Medical Student Award. Acevedo was honored during the School of Medicine Class of 2017 Senior Awards ceremony on June 3. more

ACTRI Symposium Explores Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiencess

ACTRI Symposium Explores Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences

May 22, 2017—Maltreatment and trauma during childhood have deep and enduring effects, concluded presenters at the “Adverse Childhood Experiences: Consequences Across the Life Course” symposium. The Center for Life Course Research at UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) presented the symposium on May 17, drawing about 150 participants. more

ACTRI Announces Three New KL2 Grant Awardees

ACTRI Announces Three New KL2 Awardees

May 16, 2017—UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) recently selected three new KL2 awardees for 2017. As part of the ACTRI Education program, KL2 awards provide a tailored mentored research experience to promising faculty clinical and translational researchers. more

Xprize

Top Winners Announced for Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Competition–ACTRI was the Consumer Testing Site for the Tricorder devices

April 20, 2017—XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, and the Qualcomm Foundation have awarded millions of dollars to the finalist teams of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, including a top prize of $2.6 million. more

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH

ACTRI Creates Library of Datasets for Life Course Research

April 4, 2017—UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is pleased to announce a new resource for life course researchers: a website that describes a wide variety of longitudinal cohort datasets that are appropriate for life course research. more

Eric Adler, MD

ACTRI-Supported Cardiologist Adler Studies Novel Therapies for Rare Heart Disease

March 20, 2017 – With support from UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), Adler is studying a novel treatment for Danon disease using gene replacement therapy in Danon mouse models. Adler received a 2016 ACTRI pilot project award and the 2016 Daniel T. O’Connor Memorial Award to supplement his pilot research.. more

UC and Stanford Announce Research Partnership Aimed at Improving Health in California and Nationwide

UC and Stanford Announce Partnership Aimed at Improving Health in California and Nationwide

March 7, 2017 – The University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, and Development program (UC BRAID) and Stanford University have formed an alliance to combine resources and develop a coordinated approach to research targeting the health of Californians. more

Kyle Nakanishi

ACTRI Presents 2017 O’Connor Memorial Award to Genomics Researcher Kim

February 23, 2017 – UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is pleased to announce Hyeoneui Kim, RN, MPH, PhD, as the recipient of the 2017 Daniel T. O’Connor Memorial Award. Kim is receiving a 2017 ACTRI pilot project award this spring to support her pilot project, “Sharing Genetic Test Results.” The O’Connor award provides an additional $5k to the top ranked pilot project recipient. more

Kyle Nakanishi

Nakanishi Joins ACTRI as Business Operations Director

February 21, 2017 – The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) welcomes Kyle Nakanishi as the new Director of Business Operations. more

ACTRI Day of Translational Science Inspires the New Generation of Translational Researchers

ACTRI Day of Translational Science Inspires the New Generation of Translational Researchers

January 24, 2017 – Inspiring research talks by J. Craig Venter and five translational scientists supported by the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) marked the ACTRI Day of Translational Science on January 18. The afternoon event at the ACTRI building drew more than 100 UC San Diego researchers and concluded with a reception and poster session featuring research trainees from the ACTRI TL1 program. more

ACTRI-Supported Trainees Share Findings during Poster Session

ACTRI-Supported Trainees Share Findings During Poster Session

January 15, 2017 – Twelve medical and pharmacy students supported through the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) TL1 2016-2017 program presented their research in January during an annual Summer Research Poster Session at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building. more