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March 16, 2017 UCLA CTSI Joins SMART IRB UCLA CTSI is among the 64 CTSA hubs utilizing SMART IRB, the Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance platform.
March 07, 2017 The University of California CTSA Network Welcomes Stanford
March 03, 2017 Anti-inflammatory Drug Shows Promise for Treating Alcoholism, UCLA Study Finds
February 24, 2017 Master Contracts with Industry Speed Negotiations for Clinical Trials, UC Study Finds
February 21, 2017 Learn "How To" Improve Community Partnered Research View the growing series of easy-to-use brochures designed to help identify and assist with common barriers to community partnered research.
February 06, 2017 Need Assistance with Your Clinical Research Studies? The UCLA CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) aims to provide undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to hospital based medicine as well as clinical research in an academic medical center.
January 24, 2017 CTSI Offers Confidential Consultations in Research Ethics Consultations are led by the CTSI Associate Director-Ethics, Dr. Stanley Korenman. His input can facilitate the development of innovative translational science studies.
January 17, 2017 Join the NIH-sponsored Online Lecture Series on Big Data to Knowledge The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce the spring semester of the BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science.
December 16, 2016 Spinal Stimulator Recaptures Hand Motion, Strength after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Numerous new outlets reported on December 13, 2016 about an experimental spinal stimulator being tested by a team led by Dr. Daniel Lu, an associate professor of neurosurgery at UCLA.
December 16, 2016 Venture Team Competition Winners Announced
December 15, 2016 ResearchGO Offers One-Stop Website for Clinical Research The UCLA CTSI has released a website featuring tools, templates and guidance for clinical research.
December 15, 2016 CTSI Patient Advocate Named a "Health Hero" by Oprah's Magazine Carol Head, chief executive of Solve Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), was named a 2017 "Health Hero" by O, the Oprah magazine. Head is a member of the UCLA CTSI's Patient Advocacy Board.
December 01, 2016 UC BRAID Explores Transforming Health Care through a Learning Health System
November 03, 2016 Pattern of Fat Storage in Women with an Infertility Disorder May Explain Diabetes Risk
October 31, 2016 UCLA to Develop Translational Pediatric Center as Part of a Multisite NCATS CTSA Award Dr. Kohn will be the principal investigator at UCLA to collaboratively develop a network of pediatric centers with unique expertise in translation of gene therapies to more rapidly translate complex gene therapies to early phase investigator-initiated pediatric clinical trials.
October 21, 2016 Meet Our 2016 KL2 Awardees Three junior faculty trainees received K awards for their emerging contributions to clinical and translational research.
October 05, 2016 Need Assistance with Your Clinical Research Studies? The UCLA CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) aims to provide undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to hospital based medicine as well as clinical research in an academic medical center.
September 30, 2016 NIH Provides Online Course on the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) The online Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a NIH Clinical Center course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research.
September 16, 2016 Young Latino Children from Immigrant Households Face Greatest Obesity Risk, Study Finds
September 16, 2016 HHS Takes Steps to Provide More Information about Clinical Trials
September 15, 2016 CTSI Scholar Dr. Laura Payne Investigates the Causes of Menstrual Pain
August 04, 2016 Atlanta CTSI Offers Cases, Podcasts about Ethics in Scientific Research The materials from the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute are publicly available.
July 11, 2016 From Patient Screening to Scientific Communication, Undergrads Share Research UCLA undergraduate students from the CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) and the CTSI Communication of Science Program were among the 640 students who participated in the UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day at Pauley Pavilion. Learn more about their research.
June 28, 2016 UCLA CTSI Receives $69.6-Million Clinical and Translational Science Award
June 23, 2016 NCATS Spotlights Role of CTSI Voucher Program in Telomerase Discovery
June 20, 2016 CTSI TL1 Fellow Joseph Viana Receives a UC Global Food Initiative "30 Under 30" Award
June 06, 2016 Inflammation More Likely to Trigger Depressed Mood in Women than Men, UCLA Research Shows
June 01, 2016 Students Who Receive Glasses through Vision Program Do Better in School, UCLA Study Finds
May 13, 2016 Fructose Disrupts Gene Networks Linked to Brain Disorders; Omega-3 Reverses Effect
May 05, 2016 Woman-Owned Small Business Certification The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) encourages women entrepreneurs and researchers to consider Woman-Owned Business Certification (WOSB) certification as they apply for funding through the SBIR and STTR programs.
April 22, 2016 UCLA's Kelsey Martin Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, interim dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
April 07, 2016 Loan Forgiveness Program for KL2-Eligible Clinical Scholars at Rockefeller University Rockefeller University has recently obtained philanthropic support for a loan forgiveness program in addition to the NIH loan forgiveness program for KL2 eligible junior physicians scientists who join their three-year Master’s Degree Clinical Scholars Program.
April 06, 2016 View Samples of Successful R01 Applications The UCLA CTSI maintains a grant library with samples of successful applications which are available to the public as a free service.
March 31, 2016 Tips on Meeting New NIH Requirements for Grant Proposals: Rigor, Transparency and More UCLA CTSI has compiled resources to help researchers learn the latest changes in NIH requirements for grant proposals.
March 28, 2016 PCORI Awards CTSI Investigator to Alleviate Depression in LGB Populations Bowen Chung, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, was awarded $2.5 million to use engagement and education methods to help reduce depression in gay, lesbian, and bisexual populations.
March 24, 2016 CTSI Seeks Nurse Unit Director of Clinical Research Services UCLA CTSI seeks a nurse Unit Director of clinical research services to develop, implement, manage and administer pediatric and adult clinical research trial protocols in the CTRC.
February 16, 2016 CTSI Associate Director Carol Mangione Appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH, will join a diverse group of health experts working to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.
February 09, 2016 NHLBI Science Moving towArds Research Translation and Therapy (SMARTT) The NHLBI Science Moving towArds Research Translation and Therapy (SMARTT) program has been extended for a 3-year period and is planning to resume operations in February, 2016.
January 20, 2016 UC Launches New $4M Alzheimer's Disease Initiative The UC San Diego CTRI manages this initiative and invites applications.
January 08, 2016 Drop-In Statistical Consults, Wednesdays and Fridays at UCLA View the biostatistical offerings available to drop-ins at UCLA. LA BioMed offers appointments.
December 04, 2015 UCLA Researchers Produce Clearest-Ever Image of Telomerase The research describes an excellent model system for structure-based identification and development of potential anticancer drugs that inhibit human teleomarase
November 30, 2015 UC BRAID Discusses Systemwide Tactics to Accelerate Research The sixth annual retreat of the University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development (UC BRAID), a consortium of the CTSAs at UC Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
November 30, 2015 Need Assistance with Your Clinical Research Studies? The UCLA CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) aims to provide undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to hospital based medicine as well as clinical research in an academic medical center.
October 22, 2015 NCATS is Now Accepting Collaborative Proposals for its Pre-Clinical Programs The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is now accepting proposals to collaborate with its Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) and Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program scientists.
October 20, 2015 Now Available! Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute CME/CE Modules The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has just released a series of six free CME/CE activities on their methods standards for patient-centered outcomes research.
October 09, 2015 FDA Issues Regulatory Science Training Fellowship
October 09, 2015 Human Research Opportunities Involving the Brain The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is offering programs with industry partners to facilitate early access to neuromodulation and recording.
October 07, 2015 Join HHS Learning Sessions on Upcoming Changes to the Protection of Human Subjects Come learn about the regulations, ask questions, and engage in discussions with experts about the rules that govern research studies in the United States.
September 21, 2015 Rolling Submission for Core Vouchers - Westwood Investigators Only
September 21, 2015 Dancing with Doctors -- New Program for Obese Patients Doctors at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital are trying a new program to help obese patients lose weight and keep it off forever. Funded in part by a CTSI-LA County DHS grant.
July 31, 2015 Writing a Grant? View Successful Applications in the CTSI Grant Library The UCLA CTSI maintains a grant library with samples of successful applications which are available to the public as a free service.
July 14, 2015 AAMC's Research on Care Community (ROCC) AAMC offers ROCC as a means for embedding research in healthcare delivery.
July 09, 2015 Hospital Readmissions for Sepsis Hospital readmissions for sepsis are highly common, extremely costly. UCLA research finds that the phenomenon takes a large toll on health care system.
June 29, 2015 Iris Cantor-CTSI Women's Health Pilot Awards Announced Five translational research projects have received the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center Executive Advisory Board-CTSI Awards for their contributions to women's health research or research where exploration of sex and gender-based differences is relevant.
June 29, 2015 Working on a Grant? New Data Available for Cohort Discovery CTSI participates in two networks—UC-ReX LADR—that give researchers access to patient counts derived from de-identified electronic health record data.
June 23, 2015 UCLA Collaboratory Provides Genomic Data Analysis Facilitation The UCLA Collaboratory is a central component of the Institute for Quantitative & Computational Biosciences (QCB) and provides the experimental and empirical research environment where bioscientists and computational scientists work together to design systems and conduct experiments to improve our understanding of biological systems.
May 29, 2015 Portable Finger-Probe Device Can Successfully Measure Liver Function in Potential Organ Donors A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found.
May 28, 2015 Community Partners in Care Wins International Award for for Academic-Community Collaboration UCLA CTSI partner, Community Partners in Care, was awarded the 2015 Community Campus Partnerships for Health Award
May 07, 2015 Apply Now to Mentor DGSOM Medical Students Are you interested in working with a medical student from the David Geffen School of Medicine?
April 30, 2015 CTSI Biomedical Informatics Module Starts 5/14 -- Register Now! This module familiarizes participants with the basic principles of biomedical informatics demonstrated by ongoing projects and services across the CTSI sites. Participants are exposed to CTSI-specific tools and other popular applications that facilitate the management and analysis of clinical and experimental data. Open to the public.
April 28, 2015 National Research Council Releases Report on Team Science
April 27, 2015 Now Available! Webinar on the New NIH Biosketch Format Watch a webinar describing how the NIH has recently updated its format and guidelines for biosketches, to be effective on all applications beginning May 25, 2015.
April 22, 2015 Missed the Pathfinder Award Webinar? View It Now View the recording of the Pathfinder RFA Webinar.
April 21, 2015 UCLA Researchers Receive Prestigious Award Drs. Gregg Fonarow and Jeffrey Saver, professors in the division of Cardiology and Neurology respectively at UCLA, were among the distinguished award recipients of a Clinical Research Forum Clinical Research Achievement Award.
April 16, 2015 Gordon Research Conference Puts Spotlight on CTSI-Supported Cartilage Research Biagio Saitta, Ph.D., a research scientist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, presented a novel approach for studying defects in cartilage development at 2015 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Cartilage Biology and Pathology in Galveston, Texas.
March 31, 2015 As CTSI Mentors Look On, High School Students Showcase Research Eighteen Long Beach Polytechnic High School students enrolled in a CTSI-supported biomedical research course showcased their research at a symposium at Cedars-Sinai on Feb. 24.
March 26, 2015 I-Corps Training for UCLA Life Sciences and Healthcare Innovators
March 02, 2015 NCATS Funding for Small Businesses: Late Application Deadline Apr. 20 NCATS has four open funding opportunities through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
March 02, 2015 For Older Adults, a Solution to Sleepless Nights Researchers at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior say they've found a relatively simple mind-body intervention that assists adults aged 55 and older in sleeping better without a pill.
February 18, 2015 Remembering Lee Goodglick
February 18, 2015 Participate in BRIDGES, an NSF-funded Project for Interdisciplinary Research Teams The UCLA CTSI is recruiting interdisciplinary research teams to participate in an NSF-funded research project (National Science Foundation, SciSIP, Award #1262754 – BRIDGES: Building Resources through Integrating Disciplines for Group Effectiveness in Science).
February 11, 2015 NCATS to Issue CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards NCATS has announced its intent to publish funding opportunities for Collaborative Innovation Awards through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program.
February 10, 2015 SBIR/STTR Standard Application Deadlines Have Changed To better serve small business community needs, the NIH has changed its Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Omnibus grant applications.
February 10, 2015 NCATS to Issue CTSA Innovation Center Funding Opportunities NCATS announced the intent to publish new funding opportunities for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program
February 09, 2015 CTSI Core Voucher Online Submission Opens Feb 23 Voucher Application Online Submission: Opens Monday, February 23, 2015
January 30, 2015 Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society
January 26, 2015 UC Translational Medicine Leaders Chart Course at Annual Retreat Representatives of UC BRAID held an annual retreat at UC San Diego to plot the future growth for clinical and translational research initiatives.
December 19, 2014 LA Times features UCLA "Big Data" Initiative CTSI is part of a multimillion-dollar effort to harness information from electronic health records for research. Biomedical Informatics Leader Dr. Doug Bell is leading the CTSI effort.
December 02, 2014 UC CAI Announces Tech Grant Funding Opportunity UC CAI anticipates awarding Technology Development Grants worth up to $200K each in grant and local support for development of novel technologies that address heart, lung and blood diseases.
November 06, 2014 Dr. A. Eugene Washington lauded for leadership in improving nation's health care Vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. A. Eugene Washington will receive the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 8 in Chicago. He is being honored as a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people.
October 01, 2014 Understanding PCORI from Application to Closeout
July 28, 2014 NCATS Launches Chemical Toxicity Data Model Competition Participate in NCATS' Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) Data Challenge 2014, a competition to develop computational models that can better predict chemical toxicity. The Tox21 initiative is designed to improve current toxicity assessment methods, which are slow and costly.
July 22, 2014 CTSI Investigator, Tomas Ganz, to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture The American Society of Hematology will honor Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD, of UCLA with the 2014 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture for his groundbreaking research in iron homeostasis.
July 10, 2014 Mystery Disease Grant Draws Wide Attention UCLA CTSI will handle all UCLA patient studies being done for the NIH's Undiagnosed Diseases Network as part of a new $7.2 million grant to fund research into mystery diseases.
July 02, 2014 Online Presentation for CTSI Grant-Application-Management Tool The CTSI Rapid Response Team has a presentation, video recording, fact sheet and questions & answer list available on their grant application management tool.
June 17, 2014 NCATS Working Group Releases CTSA Recommendations On May 16, 2014, an NCATS Advisory Council Working Group issued a report in response to the Institute of Medicine’s findings regarding the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program.
June 17, 2014 NCATS Issues Annual Report Read the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences newly released and first annual report, which highlights its major milestones, programs and initiatives.
June 10, 2014 Drop-In Statistical Consults, Wednesdays and Fridays View the biostatistical offerings available to drop-ins at UCLA and LA BioMed.
June 10, 2014 CTSI Website Has New Look, Features The CTSI website has been entirely redesigned to better serve the research community.
May 12, 2014 ACTS Team Science Award Goes to CPIC and Witness 4 Wellness The Community Partners in Care (CPIC) Steering Council and its predecessor, the Witness 4 Wellness Council, has been awarded the 2014 Team Science Award.
April 17, 2014 NIH Change to the Resubmission Policy NIH announced a policy change that allows an applicant to submit a grant application as a new application, even if it has previously been reviewed by NIH, without requiring the applicant to substantially redesign the content and scope of the project.
April 15, 2014 NYT Cites E-Cigarette Study
April 15, 2014 Denise Aberle Receives Clinical Research Acheivement Award
April 11, 2014 New Cell-Harvesting Method May One Day Benefit People with Corneal Blindness
April 11, 2014 Breath Test Results May Be Linked to Gut Microbe and Obesity
April 11, 2014 MRI May Offer Lower-Risk Way to Measure Pancreatic Volume
April 07, 2014 CTSI KL2 Scholars and TL1 Trainee to Present at ACTS-AFMR Translational Meeting The UCLA CTSI have four KL2 Scholars and one TL1 trainee who have been selected to present posters at the Annual Translational Science Meeting which is being jointly sponsored by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) on April 9-11, 2014 in Washington, DC.
April 04, 2014 Petra Kaufmann Joins NCATS as Clinical Innovation Director Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc., will serve as director of the NCATS Division of Clinical Innovation (DCI) beginning May 4, 2014. Her new role will include overseeing the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program with the aim of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the translational process from scientific discovery through clinical research to improved health outcomes.
April 03, 2014 ACTS Team Science Award Goes to CPIC and Witness 4 Wellness The Community Partners in Care (CPIC) Steering Council and its predecessor, the Witness 4 Wellness Council, has been awarded the 2014 Team Science Award.
April 02, 2014 Now Accepting Applications for Medical Genetics T-32 Training Grant This is a call for applications for the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program.
March 04, 2014 CTRC-Westwood Offers Specialized Scopes with High Definition Imaging Systems Specialized scopes are now available in the Clinical and Translational Research Center at Westwood (UCLA) for Endoscopy, Esophogastroscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Bronchoscopy and Colonoscopy for Adult and Pediatric Research Studies
February 18, 2014 CTSI Announces CTRC-Westwood Seed Grant Awardees CTRC Seed Grants provide investigators funding for pilot studies that utilize CTRC services and facilities at UCLA-Westwood.
February 17, 2014 UCLA CTSI Center for Translational Technologies (CTT) Core Vouchers
January 28, 2014 Small Businesses: Don't Miss Upcoming Application Deadlines
January 09, 2014 CTSI-Supported Preclinical Study Suggests E-Cigarettes May Promote Lung Cancer in High-risk Individuals Exposing human lung cells carrying genetic mutations associated with high risk for lung cancer to the chemicals in electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor enhanced the cells' cancerous behaviors, according to preliminary results presented at the Third AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on the Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer, held Jan. 6–9.
January 08, 2014 Rolling Submission for Core Vouchers - Westwood Only Under this Pilot RFA, the CTSI will award approximately 12 vouchers worth up to $8,000 in core services to investigators from UCLA Westwood only.
December 17, 2013 NCATS to Launch Minihepcidin Pre-Clinical Project The discovery of minihepcidins at UCLA has led to a BrIDGs program funded by NIH Commons and led by NCATS.
December 12, 2013 Call for Submissions from Undergrads in CTSI Faculty Labs Currently, the USJ is looking for article submissions. If you have students in your labs conducting a 199 project or finishing an honors thesis, we encourage you to let them know about the Undergraduate Science Journal
November 14, 2013 Consortium Steering Committee Showcases CTSA Abstracts Collection of abstracts highlights programs, processes and projects developed by CTSAs across the country
October 14, 2013 UC ReX: a UC Shared Data Resource The UC ReX Data Explorer enables search of 12 million de-identified patient records from the 5 UC medical centers with one query
September 26, 2013 NHLBI Awards UC CTSAs $12 million for Center for Accelerated Innovation
September 13, 2013 Interested in Clinical Research Networking? CTRC monthly clinical research networking seminars
August 27, 2013 CTSI Biostatisticians Collaborate with UCLA Dentistry to Receive $5 Million NIH Award Research could yield new method for detecting stomach cancer and other diseases
August 13, 2013 Collaborate with NCATS Scientists NCATS researchers actively are seeking collaborators in multiple areas
July 25, 2013 Scientists Find Disease Clues in Saliva An experimental device from UCLA scientists has successfully detected evidence of lung cancer in the saliva of diseased mice.
July 24, 2013 Summer Course on Grant & Clinical Protocol Development Begins July 15 This year’s anticipated UCLA CTSI Clinical and Translational Research Workshop focuses on grant and clinical protocol development and has a record 34 students registered from the partners institutions, USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
July 15, 2013 Dr. Lola Ogunyemi of CDU to Chair NIH Advisory Committee
July 02, 2013 CTSI Pre-Announces Funding Opportunities
June 25, 2013 IOM Report Recommends New Opportunities for CTSAs A new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses progress and recommends a path forward to improve the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program
June 18, 2013 Minihepcidin Research Featured on Univision's Primero Noticias UCLA researcher, Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD, and colleagues are featured on a video detailing UCLA's current work to develop a substance that can do the work of Hepcidin in patients with iron absorption problems
June 13, 2013 CTSI Publication Awards Announced Authors of three high-impact, peer-reviewed papers have received CTSI Publication Awards for their contributions to clinical and translational research.
June 10, 2013 New! Central Point of Access to UCLA Pathology Core Laboratories and Services
June 10, 2013 Implementation Portal & Sample Grants Available Online From UNC CTSA
May 28, 2013 CTSI KL2 Awardees Announced
May 13, 2013 Giannini Foundation Competition Winners Announced For the last 62 years the Giannini Foundation (A.P. Giannini was the founder of Bank of America) has sponsored a three-year postdoctoral fellowship competition among the eight accredited medical schools in California. Coordination of the Giannini competition at UCLA is a collaboration between the DGSOM Dean’s Office and the UCLA CTSI. This year there were 139 applicants for seven fellowships.
May 02, 2013 UCLA Research Team Receives $11 Million for Stroke-Prevention Research A CTSI Team Science Award of $150,000 to Barbara Vickery, MD, MPH, vice chair and professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, enabled the team to obtain data in support of the successful NINDS application.
April 30, 2013 CTSI Seeks Investigators to Pilot Clinical Research Data Warehouse CTSI invites UCLA faculty on the Westwood campus to pilot the University of California Research eXchange (UC- ReX), an electronic system for estimating the size of potential research study cohorts.
April 25, 2013 UCLA Researcher Receives $9-million NIMH Contract for “Fast Fail” Studies of Autism Drugs James McCracken, MD, a professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and colleagues, have received a new $9 million contract from the National Institute of Mental Health to launch an ambitious program to rapidly test the most promising new drugs that may help restore normal development and brain function in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
April 22, 2013 CTSI Training Program in Translational Science Accepting Applications (Master of Science in Clinical Research & Certificate Track)
April 15, 2013 CTSI Accelerates the Translation of Scientific Discoveries into Clinical Treatments UCLA Health Employee Newsletter Spotlights CTSI
April 11, 2013 White House Releases FY 2014 NCATS Budget The request, released Apr. 10, includes $462.503 million for the national CTSA program, an increase of a 0.2 percent over the FY 2012 actual level.
April 10, 2013 Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD on the Future of Biomedical Research In his Apr. 4 JAMA commentary, Dr. Emanuel argues that, in these lean times, NIH and the larger biomedical community must focus research on technologies that lower health care costs and enhance value.
April 02, 2013 UCLA Engineering to Lead $1.6 Million Study of Bacteria Colonies A collaboration led by the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has been awarded a $1.6-million grant to study the formation of colonies of bacteria, with the goals of improving treatment of infections and exploring beneficial uses of bacteria in biofuels and other applications.
March 28, 2013 CTSI Provides High School Students with Hands-on Experience Sixteen Long Beach Polytechnic High School students enrolled in a CTSI-supported biomedical research course recently showcased their research at a poster session at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
February 25, 2013 White House OSTP Moves to Increase Access to Research Results The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Feb. 22 directed federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication and to require researchers to better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded scientific research
February 06, 2013 UCLA and CDU Scientists Gain New Insights into Communication by Cancer Cells Cancer cells and dying cells appear to communicate with nearby normal nerve cells without being physically connected to them, a team of CTSI-supported scientists from UCLA and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science have found.
January 30, 2013 Investigators May Request CTSI Services Online  
January 28, 2013 UCLA Study: Obese Children Face Broad Risks to Health Compared to kids who are not overweight, obese children are at nearly twice the risk of having three or more reported medical, mental or developmental conditions, the UCLA researchers found. Overweight children had a 1.3 times higher risk.
January 07, 2013 High-Impact Gut-Fungi Research Receives UCLA CTSI Publication Award Cedar-Sinai Medical Center researchers David Underhill, PhD and Iliyan Iliev, PhD received a UCLA CTSI Publication Award for research that showed an important link between intestinal fungi and inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis.
January 01, 2013 ASBMR-CTSA Partnership Planning Award: Now Accepting Letters of Intent  
January 01, 2013 UCLA Scientists Develop Potential New Treatment for Iron-Overload Disorders With support from the CTSI, UCLA scientists have developed a potential new treatment for diseases that cause destructive amounts of iron to accumulate in the heart, liver and other vital organs.
October 30, 2012 UCLA CTSI presence at the 11th Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research International Conference UCLA CTSI Director, Steven Dubinett, MD, participated in the 11th Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research International Conference and discussed the advantages of the CTSI during his educational session on “The Clinical and Translational Science Award Program: Transdisciplinary Teams in Cancer Prevention Research” on Tuesday, October 16th.
October 18, 2012 Faculty Honors for UCLA CTSI Faculty We have two new members of the Institute of Medicine and a new recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Award, also known as the "genius" grant.
October 10, 2012 Sarah Dry, M.D. Among Recipients of $2 million NIH Grant Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Dry of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, who, along with two UCSF colleagues, was recently awarded a $2 million NIH Supplemental Grant over a three year period. This outstanding accomplishment represents the first potential step to creating an integrated UC biorepository network.
October 08, 2012 VIDEO: Dr. Antoni Ribas Discusses New Combination Therapy to Treat Metastatic Melanoma In this 13-minute interview, Dr. Antoni Ribas of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center provides an overview of the latest positive advancements in the use of combination BRAF and MEK inhibition to treat metastic melanoma. These latest findings suggest strong support for testing the combination therapy in future human clinical trials, which Jonsson Cancer Center researchers hope to launch within two years.
October 05, 2012 Escalation With Overdose Control (EWOC) has a new Home at Cedars Sinai Escalation With Overdose Control is a Bayesian adaptive dose finding design that produces consistent sequences of doses while controlling the probability that patients are overdosed. EWOC was the first dose‐finding procedure to directly incorporate the ethical constraint of minimizing the chance of treating patients at unacceptably high doses.
July 27, 2012 Nursing Professor Wins Prestigious Pathfinder Award Dr. Koniak-Griffin was selected by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) to receive the 2012 Pathfinder Award.
July 01, 2012 RFP for NIH-Industry Pilot Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules