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Kyle Nakanishi

ACTRI Presents 2017 O’Connor Memorial Award to Genomics Researcher Hyeoneui 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 is Site for the Final Round of XPRIZE Consumer Testing

ACTRI is Site for the Final Round of XPRIZE Consumer Testing

December 13, 2016 – XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, has announced the launch of consumer testing in the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, in which two finalist teams’ devices will undergo consumer testing in the final phase of the competition. Consumer testing will continue through early 2017 and will take place at the Altman Clinical Translational Research Institute. more

ACTRI Welcomes Community Leaders to Open House

ACTRI Welcomes Community Leaders to Open House

December 7, 2016 – Nearly 60 community leaders came to the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) Open House on November 30 to learn more about translational research and tour the ACTRI Center for Clinical Research and ACTRI Translational Research Technology Laboratory. The event opened with remarks by ACTRI Director Gary S. Firestein, MD; County Supervisor Ron Roberts, and ACTRI Community Engagement Director Howard Taras, MD. more

UC BRAID Focuses on the Learning Healthcare System and Translating Discovery to Health

UC BRAID Focuses on the Learning Healthcare System and Translating Discovery to Health

December 6, 2016 – Having built a powerful research network across five University of California medical campuses, the leaders of UC BRAID have a new vision: the integration of research and clinical care to create a learning health system. At their annual meeting in October, UC BRAID leaders emphasized that a “learning health system” means more than doing research in a busy clinic. more

CTRI-Supported Pediatrics Researcher Adriana Tremoulet, MD, Makes an Impact on the Lives of Children with KD

CTRI-Supported Pediatrics Researcher Adriana Tremoulet, MD, Makes an Impact on the Lives of Children with KD

November 15, 2016 – Her intentions for a career in medicine were shaped early, as a child. She always knew her focus would be pediatrics. While completing her master’s in clinical research, one of her mentors introduced her to Kawasaki disease. Today, Adriana Tremoulet, MD, is the associate director of the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at UC San Diego. more

UC San Diego Grad Students Bring the Sparkle of GEM to Preuss Students

UC San Diego Graduate Students Bring the Sparkle of GEM to Preuss Students

November 15, 2016 – The Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) program has launched a series of monthly talks at the Preuss School with the goal of inspiring the next generation of scientists. In the talk series, UC San Diego graduate students share research highlights from GEM projects with Preuss students. more

ACTRI Hosts First Life Course Research Seminar and Workshop

ACTRI Hosts First Life Course Research Seminar and Workshop

November 14, 2016 – UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) hosted a two-day seminar on life course research October 24-25 at the new ACTRI building. Led by Diana Kuh, PhD, a world-renowned expert in life course epidemiology, the event drew about 60 academic participants from across the U.S. and U.K. and featured about a dozen speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators. more

CTRI Pilot Project Paves Way to US Patent for UC San Diego Researcher Franco

CTRI Pilot Project Paves Way to US Patent for UC San Diego Researcher Franco

October 17, 2016 – In 2010, Alessandra Franco, MD, PhD, received a small pilot project grant from the newly established Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) to study how natural regulatory T cells (nTregs) respond following standard treatment in Kawasaki disease (KD). more

CTRI and IEM Announce 2016 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine Awardees

CTRI and IEM Announce 2016 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine Awardees

October 6, 2016 – Four physician-engineer teams from UC San Diego have been selected to receive the 2016 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards, which were created to bring engineers and clinicians together to develop innovative technology solutions to challenging problems in medical care. more

UC San Diego Organizations Host First Human Research Training Symposium

UC San Diego Organizations Host First Human Research Training Symposium

September 19, 2016 – Navigating through the clinical trials process can be arduous. To help steer clinical trial researchers and study coordinators through the necessary steps, four UC San Diego groups hosted the first Human Research Training Symposium on September 6. more

CTRI Announces Three New KL2 Grant Awardees

CTRI Announces Three New KL2 Grant Awardees

September 13, 2016 – UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) recently selected three new KL2 awardees for 2016. As part of the CTRI Education program, KL2 awards provide a tailored mentored research experience to promising faculty clinical and translational researchers. more

CTRI Co-Produces Concussion Videos as Part of Health Research Series

CTRI Co-Produces Concussion Videos as Part of Health Research Series

August 18, 2016 – Head injury and concussions are risks in many sports such as football, soccer, cheerleading and lacrosse. In the U.S., nearly 300,000 sports-related concussions are estimated to occur annually in high school athletes. UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) recently co-produced two videos about concussions that focus on research and knowing when a concussed individual is ready to return to the classroom and field. more

Farhad Imam, MD, PhD

UC San Diego CTRI-Supported Pediatrics Researcher Imam Advances to NIH Grant

August 18, 2016 – Farhad Imam, MD, PhD, a 2016 recipient of a UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) KL2 grant, has been awarded a prestigious K08 grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). more

Mark Wallace, MD, Leads UC San Diego CTRI Clinic into New Era

Mark Wallace, MD, Leads CTRI Clinic into New Era

August 15, 2016 – Mark Wallace, MD directs the Center for Clinical Research at UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI), overseeing a state-of-the-art, 18,000-square-foot clinic on the first floor of the new Altman CTRI building. Wallace continues to conduct research and treat patients, and chairs the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology. more

University of California announces recipients of UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease awards

University of California Announces Recipients of UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Awards

July 25, 2016 – The University of California has announced the recipients of the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative awards, which were created to accelerate the development of promising Alzheimer’s disease research by UC scientists. The two projects selected — one led by UC Irvine and the other by UC San Francisco — will be awarded $1 million annually over two years. more

CTRI KL2 Awardee Hattangadi-Gluth Studies Financial Links between Oncologists and Industry

CTRI KL2 Awardee Hattangadi-Gluth Studies Financial Links between Oncologists and Industry

July 14, 2016 – Jona Hattangadi-Gluth, supported by UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) through a KL2 award, recently published a paper with her colleagues, “Distribution and Patterns of Industry-Related Payments to Oncologists in 2014,” in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. more

UC TrialQuest Receives 2016 Sautter Award

UC TrialQuest Receives 2016 Sautter Award

July 13, 2016 – UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) is part of a University of California collaboration receiving the 2016 Larry L. Sautter Award in recognition of UC TrialQuest, a novel clinical trials search tool. Award winners were announced July 12 at the UC Computing Services Conference at UC San Cruz. The Sautter awards, sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, were established to encourage and recognize innovative deployment of information technology in support of the University’s mission. more

CTRI Supports Pediatric Milk Allergy Study

CTRI Supports Pediatric Milk Allergy Study

June 22, 2016 – Whether to participate in a clinical study can be a difficult decision. Making that choice for your child can be even more challenging. more

Jane Kim, MD

Kim Receives CTRI Award for Graduating SOM Seniors

June 7, 2016 – Jane Kim, MD, whose research interests include ophthalmic imaging, biomarkers, and inflammatory eye disease, has received the UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) Award for fourth-year medical students. more

Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH

CTRI Names Stein as Co-Director of TRA

May 10, 2016 – UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) is pleased to announce that Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH has been named co-director of the Translational Research Alliance (TRA). Stein, a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego, will also join the CTRI Executive Committee. more

Meet the Nurses of CTRI

Meet the Nurses of CTRI

May 9, 2016 – As we celebrate Nurses Week, we honor our nursing staff at the CTRI Center for Clinical Research (CCR). They interact with human subjects involved in clinical trials, administering injections and infusions, performing biopsies and lab work, measuring vitals, and observing. more

CTRI Center for Life Course Research Cannabis Symposium Draws Crowd

CTRI Center for Life Course Research Cannabis Symposium Draws Crowd

April 14, 2016 – Cannabis Across the Life Course: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know,” a special symposium hosted by the CTRI Center for Life Course Research, drew 150-plus researchers, medical staff and members of the public on April 13. more

UCSD Shapes the Next Generation for Careers in Academic Medicin

UCSD Shapes the Next Generation for Careers in Academic Medicine

April 1, 2016 – They were like the three musketeers of radiation oncology training, swapping swords for therapies in the battle against cancer. The year was 2009. Sameer Nath, Brent Rose, and Daniel Simpson – then UC San Diego medical students – were supported by T32 (now TL1) training grants along their path to becoming clinical investigators. more

CTRI Supports Pacific Islander Health Study

CTRI Supports Pacific Islander Health Study

March 22, 2016 – Researchers supported by the UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) are employing Talk Story – the tradition of sharing stories – in a study to increase physical activity through a culturally tailored, community-led intervention among Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians. more

Altman Building

Ribbon Cut on New Altman CTRI Building

March 10, 2016 – Rising above Interstate 5 on the east campus of UC San Diego, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building (ACTRI) officially opened its doors Friday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony under blue skies. more

Altman Building

Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building Opens March 4

February 29, 2016 – Rising above Interstate 5 on the east campus of University of California, San Diego, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building (ACTRI), a five-sided polygon of glass, steel and grooved concrete, officially opens its doors March 4 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. more

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