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Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC)

UCLA-Westwood Clinical & Translational Research Center

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


  • 14 exam rooms
  • 2 consult rooms
  • 2 procedure rooms
  • Scatter beds: cover all hospital beds as needed
  • Scatter nurses: use staff nurses
  • Scatter specialty unit: Oncology and Eurology
  • 1 conference room

Outpatient Unit

Opened on December 5, 2011, this facility has 7 private rooms with beds, 2 private procedure suites, 2 infusion rooms with 2 infusion bays per room and an infusion bed where a subject can lie flat if needed during the infusion process. There are 2 interview rooms that are ideal for interviews and questionnaires. Eight rooms are equipped and wired for sleep studies. This unit has the capacity to be open 23 hours per day, Monday to Friday. The outpatient unit is staffed with highly specialized RNs.

View the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

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

Bionutritionist: Patricia Jardack - (310) 267-1037
Administrative Questions & Funding: Helen Williams-Bayne - (310) 267-1029

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

Inpatient Unit

This is a 3-bed inpatient unit housed in the state of the art Ronald Reagan Hospital at UCLA. This unit is open 24/7. In this setting, inpatients can be admitted for study and cared for by a staff of highly skilled RN’s while surrounded by the amenities and necessities of a first class, world-renowned research and teaching hospital.

Valet parking is available from the front of the hospital.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
6w, 757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Hours: 24/7

For additional information please contact

Helen Williams-Bayne, MBA, 310-267-1029, hwbayne@mednet.ucla.edu

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

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

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

Informatics BE-364 CHS 310-794-9396


  • RNs: 7.5 + 6 per diem
  • 1 Clerk
  • 4 Research Coordinators
  • 1 Nurse Research Coordinator
  • 1 Nutritionist
  • 1 Nutrition Tech
  • 2 Medical Assistants
  • 1 Cook
  • No Nurses on Call

Staff Directory

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

Administrative Manager Helen Williams-Bayne, MBA BE-119 CHS 310-267-1029

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

Nutrition Research Manager Patricia Jardack, MS, RDN BE-353A
37-075 CHS

Informatics Manager Martin Lai, MS BE-310A CHS 310-794-9396

Administrative Assistant Chen Zheng (Anna) BE-310B CHS 310-267-1033

Specialization Areas

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

Specialized Equipment

  • Body Composition
  • Bioelectrical Impedance
  • Anthropometry
  • Indirect Calorimetry
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Research Kitchen
  • IV/Syringe Pumps (10 Sigma 4 Baxter)
  • Glucose and Insulin Testing (2 Accu Check)
  • 2 Crash Carts
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Glucometer
  • Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Vital Sign Machines (10 Casmed)
  • Portable Sphygmomanometer (5 adult 1 peds)
  • Portable Opthalmascope/Otoscope
  • Diagnostic Tools (wall-mounted): Sphygmomanometer, Opthalmascope, Otoscope
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Muscle Biopsy Trochar
  • Cold Centrifuge
  • Ambient Centrifuge
  • Freezers
  • Breath Analyzer, ETOH
  • Participant Transportation: campus shuttle
  • 6 Pulse Oximeters
  • Scales (Scantron, Toledo)
  • Specialized scopes with HD imaging system
  • Electrosurgical unit for use by research studies
  • GE portable Ultrasound System for research studies
  • WOW machines with CareConnect for in room patient consults
  • Standard 6 lead EKG

IRB Services

IRB submission services:

  • Initial submission (including creating consent documents) 
  • Amendments 
  • Post-Approval Reports (protocol violations, SAEs, DSMB reports, revised investigator’s brochures, etc.) 
  • Continuing Reviews 
  • Close-Outs

Clinicaltrials.gov registration and updating (this does not include results reporting) 

Other committee approvals:

  • UCLA Medical Radiation Safety Committee (MRSC, for research with radiological procedures) 
  • Research Advisory Panel – California (RAP-C, for research with controlled substances or substance abuse research with medication 
  • UCLA Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (ESCRO, for research with embryonic stem cells)
  • Institutional Scientific Peer Review Committee (ISPRC, for cancer research) 

For additional information, please contact:
Maggie Lindenbaum, mlindenbaum@mednet.ucla.edu

Research Phlebotomy Service

Beginning on Monday, March 12th this service will be available Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, in the CTRC, BE-144 CHS. The study team will need to provide the signed doctor’s order, subject name, date for the draw, approximate time the subject will arrive (if known), protocol number, and account or recharge ID for the service. This information may also be sent by fax to 310-206-5604. The CTRC will supply the standard tubes used by the Medical Center. Any special tubes should be sent with the subject or delivered by the study coordinator. Lab tests may be processed by the Clinical and Translational Laboratory (CTRL) or handled per doctor’s orders and charged to the study where appropriate.

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

Mobile Nurse Service

This service will spread throughout the hospital to perform Research as ordered by physicians. The service will allow research on inpatients while in the hospital for clinical treatment. These subjects maybe too ill to be housed in the CTRC inpatient area or require special equipment or care that the CTRC cannot provide. 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.

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

REDCap Service

REDCap is a secure, web-based application for quickly building and managing online surveys, data collection forms and databases. REDCap provides audit trails for tracking data manipulation and user activity, as well as automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata R).

For additional information, please contact
Martin Lai, MS, 310-794-9396, mylai@mednet.ucla.edu

Specialized Scopes with HD Imaging System

Endoscopy, Esophogastroscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Bronchoscopy and Colonoscopy for Adult and Pediatric Research Studies

Scopes Now available for use:

  • Olympus® EVIS EXERA™ Therapeutic Video Gastroscope with 11.3 mm Diameter, 3.7 mm Channel, 120° Field of View, 103 cm Working Length, and Angulation of 210/90 (Up/Down) and 100/100 (Right/Left).
  • Olympus® Flexible Video Sigmoidoscope 13.2mm Diameter, 3.7mm and 73mm Working Length Channel and Angulation of 180/180 (Up/Down) and 160/160 (Right/Left).
  • Olympus® EVIS EXERA™ II Therapeutic Video Bronchoscope with 6.0 mm Diameter, 3.0 mm Channel, 60 cm Working Length, 120° Field of View, and Angulation of 180/130 (Up/Down).
  • Olympus® EVIS EXERA™ II Pediatric Video Colonoscope w/Widescreen Image, Narrow Band Imaging Compatible, Innoflex Adjustable Stiffness Ultra-Slim Video Colonoscope with Full Screen Image, Forward Water Jet and 11.3 mm Diameter, 3.2 mm Channel, 140° Field of View, 168 cm Working Length, and Angulation of 180/180 (Up/Down) and 160/160 (Right/Left).
  • Olympus 19 IN HD, Medical Grade LCD Monitor

All for use in a research procedure suite with licensed nurses to assist.

Contact Helen Williams-Bayne for more information. Flier available here.

Affiliated Research Cores

Center for Human Nutrition

  • DXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) Body Composition Analysis: is considered the "gold standard" for body fat testing, and gives an accurate measure for assessing health. The exam is non-invasive and takes roughly 15 minutes to complete. Also known as DEXA.
  • Bone Mineral Density analysis can be utilized for assessing bone health and diseases; such as osteopenia and osteoporosis.

(310) 825-0453
UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, 900 Veteran Avenue, WH 14-187, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1742
Manager: Gail Thames

The UCLA Center for Computer Vision and Imaging Biomarkers (CVIB) Laboratory

  • Imaging protocol development in CT, MRI, PET, bone scan and ultrasound
  • Clinical site credentialing and training ( in multi-site trials)
  • Image standardization and quality control at initiation and throughout trial
  • Image upload and storage in secure servers
  • Sub-specialty image interpretation
  • Quantitative image analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Data transfer and online reporting
  • quantitative imaging biomarkers

(310) 481-7551
email via the website or eonka@mednet.ucla.edu
PI: Matthew Brown PhD and Jonathan Goldin, M.D. PhD

Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory (EPRL)

  • Aerobic Performance: Utilizing laboratory-based or portable metabolic gas-exchange systems for measures of aerobic capacity (VO2max), metabolic efficiency, metabolic (lactate) threshold, chronotropic index andventilatory efficiency.
  • Muscle Performance: Measurements of upper and lower body isotonic strength (1-RM) and endurance (15-RM), isometric strength (handgrip dynamometer), muscular power and dynamic muscle performance using the Functional Movement Screening (FMS).
  • Anthropometric: Body composition (% body fat) using an Octopolar BIA scale or skinfold measurements, skeletal muscle mass from limb circumferences.
  • Remote physiological monitoring: Using wearable sensors and a smart phone combined with our secure web portal (Digital Health Network). This system enables remote monitoring, capture, transmission and analysis of biometrics (heart rate with movement via accelerometry), autonomic nervous system balance (heart rate variability), and sleep quality.
  • Energy expenditure: Resting energy expenditure by indirect calorimetry, activity monitoring and performance tracking via the Digital Health Network.
  • Exercise prescription: Scientifically derived exercise training programs delivered via the Digital Health Network with adherence tracking, exercise intensity verification and biofeedback using short messaging over internet.
  • Sleep monitoring: Sleep questionnaires and diaries by remote data capture, measures of sleep duration and efficiency derived from accelerometry and heart rate variability.

Dr. Christopher Cooper, M.D.
(310) 825-4313
Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory
CHS 52-054A
10833 Le Conte Ave