About the UCLA CTSI

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UCLA CTSI) is a research partnership of the University of California Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation. The CTSI provides the research infrastructure to translate discoveries to improve health in Los Angeles County, a diverse metropolis of 10 million people. Our institutions and affiliates encompass a range of health care delivery systems and research environments that include academic medical centers, safety-net hospitals and community clinics.

Since our inception in 2011, our hub infrastructure has supported more than 2,000 faculty investigators and trainees. By supporting research across the full translational spectrum–from the lab bench to the clinic and the health care system and finally, to the community–we are enabling investigators to address the leading causes of premature death in our community, and other critical health problems. In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Health Agency, we are improving care in the safety net. In a transformational partnership with community pharmacists and 52 Los Angeles barbershops, we launched a successful model for detecting and treating undiagnosed high-blood pressure in African American men.

The CTSI is one of more than 50 institutes nationwide supported by Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

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