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Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC)

CTRC Facilitator

The facilitator advises and assists new investigators on obtaining regulatory approval for their research projects and directs the new/junior investigators to research resources available both on campus and throughout the UCLA-CTSI.

Research Facilitators
Raquel Gutierrez, gutierrez@lundquist.org

Nursing Service

The CTSI Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) provide nursing support for clinical research.  Our nursing staff is knowledgeable and skilled in protocol implementation, data collection, phlebotomy, IV insertions, pharmacokinetic studies, drug-abuse studies, administration of investigational drugs, multiple sample collection, Oral Glucose Tolerance Tests, glucose clamp studies, EKGs, and assisting investigators with minor bedside procedures.

Contact information
Loritta Manai, Tel: 310-781-3613, email: lmanai@lundquist.org

Location
The Liu Research Center, Bldg RB3, 1124 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA  90502

Hours
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Extended or overnight 24 hours (open for 10 nights per month for overnight studies). Potential users please contact nurse manager for information.

Nutrition Service

Nutrition support is available for extended stay, outpatient and community-based studies, including: design of research diets, preparation of nutrient controlled meals, metabolic and nutritional status assessments, including DXA, indirect calorimetry, BIA, and anthropometry, diet analysis and nutrition education.