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Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC)

UCLA-Westwood Clinical & Translational Research Center
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UCLA-Westwood CTRC welcomes you
Convenient parking space outside of unit
Data analysis area
Greet and registration area
Conference area
Sample processing lab area
Rest and relax area
A variety of different patient rooms
Newly renovated patient rooms
Newly renovated infusion rooms 

Overview

  • 8 private exam rooms with beds
  • 3 private procedure suites
  • Infusion room with 4 infusion bays
  • Interview space for research subjects
  • Mobile staff: perform research-related care at any UCLA health location (e.g. inpatient and ambulatory areas, select campus buildings and more)
  • Phlebotomy area
  • Conference room
  • Playroom for pediatric patients
  • Research kitchen

Outpatient Unit

The UCLA-Westwood Clinical and Translational Research Center (UCLA CTRC) supports and supervises human clinical trials in all therapeutic areas and within all age groups, including Phase I studies and first-in-human clinical trials. The UCLA CTRC includes 8 private rooms with beds, 3 private procedure suites, and 1 infusion room with 4 infusion bays. There is also space for research subject interviews, a phlebotomy area, a playroom for pediatric patients and a research kitchen. The CTRC is staffed with 8 full-time RNs CITI-trained in clinical research and also certified in ACLS, PALS and chemotherapy administration. The CTRC also has two nurse practitioners available to assist study teams with obtaining informed consent, writing and signing orders, clinical evaluations or protocol-derived procedures. Other staff include a medical assistant, a registered dietician and administrative support staff to assist with budgets, billing and coordination of appointments. Both the RNs and the MA are capable of providing mobile services to all inpatient areas, outpatient areas, and portions of upper campus. In addition, off campus mobile services may be available on a case-by-case basis. The CTRC is open Monday – Friday from 7am to 7pm, with after hours and weekends available by prior arrangement.

Center of Heath Services (CHS), "B" level
10833 Le Conte Ave, Room BE-144
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Administrative Questions & Funding: Amanda Gonzales - (310) 267-1029
Bionutritionist:
Patricia Jardack - (310) 267-1037

Phone: (310) 825-5225
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Unit Directory

CTRC Center of Health Sciences - Outpatient Unit

Name/Area Room Phone Fax
Reception BE-144 CHS 310-825-5225


Nursing Station BE-174 CHS 310-267-1055
310-206-5604

Bionutrition Office B-Level/3rd Floor BE-353A/37-075 CHS 310-825-3989
310-267-1054

Bionutrition Kitchen B-Level/3rd Floor BE-353/37-079CHS 310-825-3989


Staffing

  • 2 Nurse Practitioners
  • RNs: 8 full-time
  • Administrative Support Staff
  • 1 Nutritionist
  • 1 Medical Assistant
  • 1 Registered Dietician
  • 1 Cook

Staff Directory

Title Name Office Phone Fax
Medical Director Noah Federman, MD BE-364 CHS 310-206-7625
310-206-9440

Unit Director Marjorie Weiman, RN, MSN, CPHON BE-314 CHS 310-267-1030
310-206-9440

Administrative Manager Amanda Gonzales, MPH, CCRP BE-119 CHS 310-267-1029
310-206-9440

Nutrition Research Manager Patricia Jardack, MS, RDN BE-353A
37-075 CHS
310-825-5768
10-267-1054

Administrative Assistant to be announced BE-310B CHS 310-267-1033
310-206-9440

Specialization Areas

  • Sleep Study Center
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gene Therapy
  • Maternal/Fetal Medicine
  • Neuro
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Phase I, II & III Studies

All Services

  • Mobile care of inpatients requiring investigational products or timed samples
  • Overnight stay by arrangement
  • Blood draws including venipunctures, PK, PICC line, and port draws
  • Investigational product dosing
  • ECG, vitals, and other monitoring
  • UCLA Institutional Biosafety Committee core facility for the administration of human gene therapy product, either in the CTRC or at a mobile site
  • Unique study requests
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin biopsy
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Endoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Anoscopy
  • Fat biopsy
  • Bone marrow aspirate
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Food challenge
  • Ultrasound (limited)
  • Nutrition Research Core
  • COVID isolation PODs – a fully-contained sub-unit used for COVID positive research participant encounters.
  • Meals for research participants that are in the facility for more than 4 hours.
  • Specialized menu preparations
  • Analysis of nutrition data
  • Anthropometry.
  • NP support for consenting, inclusion/exclusion, clearance for dosing, and order entry

Specialized Equipment

  • Body Composition
  • Bioelectrical Impedance
  • Anthropometry
  • Indirect Calorimetry
  • Research Kitchen
  • IV/Syringe Pumps (10 Sigma 4 Baxter)
  • 4 Crash Carts
  • Glucose and Insulin Testing (2 Accu Check)
  • Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Vital Sign Machines (10 Casmed)
  • Portable Sphygmomanometer (5 adult 1 peds)
  • Portable Opthalmascope/Otoscope
  • Cold 8K Centrifuge
  • Freezers
  • Participant Transportation: campus shuttle
  • 6 Pulse Oximeters
  • Scales (Scantron, Toledo)
  • Specialized scopes with HD imaging system
  • GE portable Ultrasound System for research studies
  • WOW machines with CareConnect for in room patient consults
  • Standard 2 lead EKG

Mobile Nurse Service

This program is dedicated to furthering research in the hospital, by providing a dedicated, well trained set of RN’s who will do the research part of the inpatient stay. It is planned that this will relieve the clinical nurses to care for the patients’ routine and clinical needs. Mobile staff are available for both UCLA hospitals and outpatient areas plus areas of campus within certain limitations.

For additional information, please contact the UCLA CTRC, 310-825-5225.

Nutrition Research Core

The mission of the CTRC Nutrition Research Core (NRC) is to provide specialized nutrition resources and services to CTSI investigators in the planning and implementation of studies with metabolic and nutritional considerations. 

Nutrition research expertise and assistance are available for clinical research protocols that might be either studying the effects of nutrition or may need to control for nutrition.

The NRC supports a wide variety of research services for investigators requiring metabolic kitchen services and research dietitian expertise, including but not limited to:

  1. Consultation services in the planning stages of the nutrition component of protocol development, grant and manuscript preparation.
  2. Development of specialized diets in our own metabolic kitchen, with independent chemical analyses by outside laboratory available to verify accuracy of diets prepared.
  3. Meal services ranging from regular, unrestricted diets for study participants to individualized, metabolic balance diets providing exact nutrient precision. A fully equipped metabolic kitchen staffed with trained dietary staff is located in CHS.
  4. Dietary assessments, nutrition counseling and participant education.
  5. Customized nutrient analyses of diets using state of the art software, including Pronutra and Food Processor.
  6. Anthropometric measures and metabolic testing (measurement of resting energy expenditure by indirect calorimetry).
  7. A research training site for dietetic interns, graduate nutrition students, and post-doctoral individuals interested in human nutrition research.

Services are offered on a cost-sharing or cost-recovery basis.

For additional information, please contact
Patricia Jardack, MS,RDN, 310-825-5768, pjardack@mednet.ucla.edu

Affiliated Research Cores

Pathology Research Portal (PRP)

Two previous research laboratories, the Clinical and Translational Research Laboratory (CTRL) and the Clinical Immunology Research Laboratory (CIRL) restricted into the Pathology Research Portal (PRP).

  • The PRP is a CAP accredited laboratory which functions as the biospecimen liaison between researchers and clinical testing. 
  • The laboratory provides coordination for sample receiving, accessioning, processing, short term and long term storage, dispatching to multiple core facilities for testing, and result retrieving. 
  • PRP also provides shipping and temporary storage services as well as customized services to meet various research needs.

Contact Information & Operating Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Email:  CPRS@mednet.ucla.edu
Pager (800) 233-7231 ex:94858
Website: http://pathology.ucla.edu/ctrl