UCLA CTSI operates through nine programs and one committee that provide training and research resources and services to CTSI investigators. Click on the links below for information about each program.
|Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP) is the primary link to our diverse Los Angeles community. It builds community capacity to engage in research; communicates research findings; serves as a point ofcontact for community health care providers and facilitates opportunities for health services and comparative effectiveness research.|
|Translational Technologies and Resources Program: Center for Translational Technologies (CTT) links scientific teams with core technologies. It provides online access to and supervises the use of a diverse array of existing cores, and supports the development of new technologies.|
|Clinical and Community Research Resources Program (CCRR) supports and supervises human studies and clinical trials. It provides bio-nutrition services, clinical research management, and clinical education and training opportunities.|
|Regulatory Knowledge and Support, Industry Relations, and Research Ethics Program (Regulatory Program) ensures that our research is in full regulatory compliance and meets the highest quality assurance standards. It actively seeks and encourages industry alliances and offers ethics counseling and research.|
|Biomedical Informatics Program (BIP) leverages our expertise and resources in data management to provide databases, tools,resources and infrastructure for the acquisition, storage and analysis of data. It provides the online infrastructure and support for the Office of Investigator Services.|
|Biostatistics and Computational Biology Program provides UCLA CTSI investigators with the integrated services and biostatistical support. Basic services include (1) contemporary data analysis methodology consultation, implementation, and epidemiology expertise; (2) the best available clinical data management software; (3) study design and grant preparation assistance; and (4) bioinformatics/computational biology data analysis.
|Research Education, Training, and Career Development Program (CTSI-ED) houses most of our education and training activities. It ensures CTSI trainees acquire the core competencies needed to conduct multidisciplinary research, and to integrate community priorities and inputinto research across the T1 to T4 spectrum.|
|Evaluation and Tracking Program helps CTSI leaders set goals, measure outcomes, improve decision-making, and identify opportunities for improvement.|
|Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies Program (Pilot/Collaborative Program) assembles new transdisciplinary teams among senior and junior investigators; provides seed funding; fosters collaborations among basic, clinical and community researchers; provides funding for development of novel methodologies and assists the transition of research from preclinical to Phase I clinical trials.|
|Committee on Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH): Increasingly, scientists believe that preventable diseases of adulthood have their origins in prenatal and childhood health. The Committee on Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health is charged with infusing this "life course" focus into CTSI research.
Under the leadership of Sherin Devaskar MD, (Executive Chair, Department of Pediatrics) and Neal Halfon, MD (Associate Director of the CTSI and Director of the Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities) the committee draws on expertise from multiple departments and disciplines, including obstetrics and gynecology, neonatology, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, family medicine, and health services research. Committee roles include: