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November 15, 2023 CTSI TL1 alum Ricky Savjani receives honorable mention at CTSA Program Annual Meeting
November 14, 2023 UCLA MATCH inspires high school students across Los Angeles
November 14, 2023 Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center and CTSI fund five new projects
November 09, 2023 View this year's CTSA Fall Program poster gallery
October 27, 2023 FDA Envisioning the Future for Biological Products
October 13, 2023 Ponce, Washington, and Baeizconde-Garbanati receive Lester Breslow Lifetime Achievement Award They are among the 8 award recipients who were inducted into the Fielding School of Public Health's Alumni Hall of Fame
October 11, 2023 UCLA CTSI CERP and co-collaborators awarded $6 million NIH grant for community-led research project
October 09, 2023 Helena Williams: Community Leader and Health Equity Trailblazer
October 03, 2023 CTSI-RAP: A decade of research excellence - Alumni spotlight on Elizabeth Tran
September 12, 2023 CERP Community Partner Advocate: Pluscedia Williams
August 24, 2023 Early pregnancy MRI scans may help predict health risks for a mother and child A new study suggests MRI scans can be used to help predict IDP in early pregnancy, providing important information about a baby's overall growth and development. UCLA CTSI provided support for the research through consultations between co-author Dr. Sherin Devaskar and the Biostatistical, Epidemiological and Research Design Program.
August 24, 2023 CTSI KL2 Scholar, Kymora Scotland, awarded grant by Urology Care Foundation The CTSI extends its congratulations to Dr. Kymora Scotland, an assistant professor of urology and a CTSI KL2 Translational Science Program awardee, on her grant to provide urologic screening events in South Los Angeles.
August 07, 2023 UCLA physician-scientist awarded $400,000 for pediatric cancer research by Hyundai Hope on Wheels
August 07, 2023 Researchers develop machine learning models that could improve suicide-risk prediction among children New study shows why many predictive algorithms may miss out on children at risk of self-harm
August 03, 2023 Can I use AI to help write my grant? Learn from our CTSI GSU team about how AI is not banned in the grant writing process itself, but you should also proceed with caution.
July 28, 2023 Researchers awarded $2 million grant from National Cancer Institute
July 21, 2023 CTSI Patient Advocate and CERP member Kawaiopua Alo receives the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Heritage Award and LA Dodgers Community Hero Award Audrey Aofia Kawaiopua Alo, MPA is also a longtime community leader who this summer received both the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Heritage Award for outstanding community service and promoting cultural awareness and the LA Dodgers Community Hero Award for her decades of service to the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities.
July 19, 2023 Community-based organization perspectives on participating in program aimed to reduce COVID-19 vaccine disparities in California CTSI shares lessons learned from with the California State Get Out the Vaccine (GOTV) program
July 13, 2023 Physical activity appears to prompt the microbiome to inhibit appetite in people with high body mass index (BMI) A new study featuring senior co-author, Arpana Gupta, PhD, a CTSI/CURE Pilot and Feasibility Study awardee, explored whether physical activity can result in psychological benefits through the brain-gut microbiome system in a population with high BMI
July 10, 2023 Andrew Goldstein receives grant from Department of Defense
July 07, 2023 NIH advances its artificial intelligence / machine learning consortium to advance health equity and researcher diversity
June 14, 2023 UCLA researchers find possible link between self-perceived cognition deficits and symptomatic long COVID
June 08, 2023 Lundquist Institute Investigators Co-author Paper in JAMA on Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Risk Prediction Drs. Jerome Rotter & Matt Budoff Study Shows that in Middle-aged to Older Adults the Coronary Artery Calcium Score Improved CHD Risk Discrimination
June 08, 2023 Heart failure: Calling patients more often after hospitalization helps people live longer The CTSI-supported team found people with heart failure alongside other diseases who received the additional phone calls spent less time in the hospital and were less likely to die during the study period compared to the group receiving the standard follow-up.
June 08, 2023 Learn more about CTSI recruitment coordinator and longtime educator and advocate, Gregory Victorianne Get to know more about Gregory D. Victorianne, Recruitment/ Retention Coordinator for the Mobile Enhanced Prevention Support Study (MEPS) at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
June 07, 2023 LABEST invites CTSI to discuss improving representation in clinical trials Moderated by CTSI co-director, Arash Naiem, CTSI was invited to lead the research showcase on clinical trial access and enrollment, with an emphasis on how UCLA CTSI partners are breaking barriers to improve representation in clinical trials.
June 06, 2023 The Grants Submission Unit is creating a Diversity in Research Program Introducing GSUs’ Diversity in Research Program
June 06, 2023 Steven Dubinett named dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Congratulations to founding CTSI director, Dr. Dubinett, for his appointment as dean.
June 06, 2023 UCLA researchers awarded grant from National Cancer Institute A UCLA-led team of cancer cell biologists, physicists and clinicians will test a novel, targeted therapy drug with new imaging technology to overcome challenges associated with brain tumor drug development.
June 06, 2023 Cecilia Canales selected for NAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence program CTSI Congratulates Dr. Cecilia Canales, a previous RCMAR/CHIME awardee (Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly is a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research) supported in part by the CTSI.
June 06, 2023 UCLA study highlights need to focus on individuals, versus populations, in genomic medicine UCLA researchers developed a method to evaluate polygenic scores’ accuracy at the individual level.
May 16, 2023 Researchers leading the UCLA site for the NIH-funded All of Us Research Program The primary investigator leading this project at UCLA is Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, executive vice chair in the DoM for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. As part of the All of US Research Program, she is leading the first ancillary study under All of Us, titled “Nutrition for Precision Health”.
May 15, 2023 DGSOM Dean Steven Dubinett awarded the 2023 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Lifetime Achievement Award Steven M. Dubinett, MD, Interim Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA, was selected to receive the 2023 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Assembly on Thoracic Oncology Lifetime Achievement Award.
May 15, 2023 A UCLA surgeon’s mission to share critical health care advances with underserved communities One of Dr. Sha’shonda Revels' areas of focus is creating better awareness about lung cancer screening, particularly in Black and Latino communities. Dr. Revels is a 2022 RCMAR/CHIME awardee.
May 08, 2023 Researchers awarded grants to study treatment side effects in breast cancer survivors CTSI Congratulates Dr. Judith Carroll, a previous voucher awardee
May 05, 2023 Four UCLA physicians elected to the Association of American Physicians for 2023 The UCLA physicians elected in 2023 are: Arleen Brown, MD, PhD, Patricia A. Ganz, MD, Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD, and Antoni Ribas MD, PhD
April 27, 2023 UCLA scientists receive $5.7 million in CIRM grants to advance stem cell-based technologies for treating cancer, infertility, intellectual disability syndromes and cystic fibrosis The Foundation Awards, given to Dr. Gay Crooks, Kathrin Plath, William Lowry and Dr. Brigitte Gomperts, were announced at a CIRM meeting
April 27, 2023 Scientists discover key information about the function of mitochondria in cancer cells Scientists have long known that mitochondria, the "powerhouses" of cells, play a crucial role in the metabolism and energy production of cancer cells.
April 27, 2023 UCLA researchers use integrated imaging data to identify sex-specific brain signatures driving obesity Men and women have different obesity drivers, pointing to the need for tailored interventions
April 18, 2023 Policy Briefs 101: A Guide for Translating Research Findings into Policy Impact UCLA CTSI's Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP) now offers a free video, Policy Briefs 101, and a quick-reference handout and much more.
April 18, 2023 Researchers use single-cell genomics to develop extensive cellular atlas of endometriosis Cedars-Sinai Investigators Produced Data From 400,000 Patient Cells to Better Understand the Disease
April 04, 2023 APRH-A announces new opportunity for innovative high-impact biomedical and health research proposals Projects can range from the molecular to the societal and anything in between, as long as the proposed concept is novel, unique, and meant to render near to immediate meaningful change in patients’ lives.
March 16, 2023 Overview of major T32 Parent FOA changes for 2023, Watch the video The NIH reissued the parent funding opportunity announcement for T32 applications on or after Jan 26, 2023. CTSI has an informational video to help guide researchers through the updates.
March 10, 2023 UC BRAID 2020-22 Program Highlights 5 academic medical centers collaborate as the UC BRAID consortium, to accelerate clinical and translational research.
March 07, 2023 UCLA Health receives $25.3 million for street medicine program caring for homeless State grant expands coordination with others serving those experiencing homelessness. CTSI's GSU provided support.
February 21, 2023 Tiny implantable device designed by UCLA scientists helps kill cancer Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, a CTSI-supported study has demonstrated the efficacy of SymphNode, a tiny implantable device to combat cancer in mouse models.
February 15, 2023 Reflecting on high-impact publications in the last year As we look ahead to what 2023 will bring, join us in highlighting a few of the groundbreaking research developments to come out of the UCLA CTSI in 2022.
February 08, 2023 Financial coaching for parents in clinic leads to higher attendance at well-child health care visits for young children Implementing financial coaching for parents of infants in a pediatric primary care setting to reduce missed well-childcare visits.
January 27, 2023 Dr. Arash Naeim appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Research UCLA Health has appointed Dr. Arash Naeim, as Associate Dean for Clinical Research.
January 27, 2023 Announcing the appointment of a team of Co-Directors of Physician Scientist Career Development Congratulations to CTSI leader, Mitchell Wong, for his new role with the Office of Physician Scientist Career Development.
January 18, 2023 Everyday experiences of racism can impact your brain-gut microbiome It's proven that experiencing systematic racism negatively affects one's mental health. But it can also lead to diseases associated with inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune inflammatory disease, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry and supported in part by UCLA CTSI.
December 06, 2022 Guatemalan mission: UCLA Health surgical team provides life-changing care More than 50 procedures were completed during a week of service by a multidisciplinary team of UCLA Health surgeons, doctors and nurses in the remote Guatemalan village of Nuevo Progreso.
December 05, 2022 CTSI-RAP enters its 10th year of service excellence to UCLA Health The CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) celebrates their tenth year as an undergraduate career and professional development program within CTSI.
November 15, 2022 Telehealth follow-up associated with increased returns and hospitalizations after emergency department visit Telehealth follow-up consultations following an emergency department visit were associated with 28 more repeat ED encounters and nearly 11 more return hospital admissions per 1000 patients compared with in-person follow-ups, UCLA research suggests.
November 15, 2022 A community partnered approach for diversity in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials As shared in a recent publication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, a UCLA COVID-19 Community Consultant Panel (CCP) was established in June 2020 to consult on outreach, education, and recruitment plans for local implementation of Operation Warp Speed/NIH-sponsored COVID-19 vaccine trials.
November 02, 2022 CIRM grant will help expand patients’ access to UCLA clinical trials for stem cell, gene therapies In part, the grant will fund the UCLA Alpha Stem Cell Clinic’s continued collaboration with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which supports more than 350 clinical trials at medical centers and community clinics throughout the region.
November 01, 2022 Low blood phosphate levels may be linked to neurological side effects from CAR T-cell therapy UCLA study finds incidence, severity of neurological side effects were higher in patients who had low blood phosphate levels.
November 01, 2022 2022 women’s health and sex- and gender-based medicine pilot awards announced The Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center Executive Advisory Board/UCLA CTSI Pilot Awards has announced four projects that will receive funding this year.
November 01, 2022 Dr. Arleen Brown elected to the US National Academy of Medicine Dr. Arleen Brown, our CTSI co-director, and professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine.
October 18, 2022 Frailty status more predictive of TAVR outcomes than cancer status The research, published in Clinical Cardiology, was supported by CTSI.
September 19, 2022 Reducing health disparities in pediatric asthma patients leverages CTSI services for success Investigator spotlight on Dr. Sande Okelo’s research
July 15, 2022 Familiar names and faces join UCLA Biodesign leadership team Three UCLA Health clinical innovators and UCLA Biodesign program alumni accepted leadership positions.
June 29, 2022 UCLA CTSI receives $59-million Clinical and Translational Science Award The five-year award is the second renewal for UCLA CTSI after receiving its first award in 2011.
June 13, 2022 Arleen Brown named inaugural recipient of Wilbur S. Schwartz MD Prize for Kindness, Compassion, and Humanity Congratulations to CTSI co-director, Dr. Arleen Brown, for her achievement.
June 10, 2022 CDI 9th Annual Symposium focuses on the science of gender CTSI co-sponsored the 9th annual UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) Symposium on May 13, 2022, along with co-sponsors The Center for Study of Women and the Health Equity and Translational Social Science Research Theme.
May 24, 2022 Six professors receive UCLA Public Impact Research Awards CTSI congratulates Dr. Barnert, as a former 2016-2018 UCLA CTSI KL2 Scholar for being named as one of the awardees.
May 18, 2022 Tzung Hsiai and Keith Norris awarded $20M American Heart Association grant to foster clinical trial diversity The American Heart Association, with support from Pfizer and Gates Ventures, awards five new grants to address the lack of diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical trials for medical research
April 30, 2022 Community-partnered legal services for low-income patients advances health equity UCLA CTSI is excited to share a new report about Los Angeles County’s novel Medical-Legal Community Partnership (MLCP), which provides no-cost civil legal help to low-income patients in a healthcare setting.
April 29, 2022 Carol Mangione among UCLA Health physicians elected to Association of American Physicians CTSI congratulates Four UCLA physicians have been elected to the Association of American Physicians, an honor given to no more than 70 physicians per year.
April 19, 2022 Novel method to address post-op pain named among top 10 most significant clinical papers by Anesthesiology UCLA CTSI partner institution, Cedars-Sinai, has helped develop a method to zap away post-operative pain. Moreover, in their preliminary clinical trials, patients required little to no opioids.
April 05, 2022 CTSI Catalyst Awardee shares candid insights from a panel of female leaders in translational research To share how women-scientists are making an impact and facing challenges in their fields today, our virtual Q&A “Café Style” panel discussion brought together 10 successful women from diverse socioeconomic/ethnical backgrounds. Read more to see the candid and inspiring comments from the panel.
March 18, 2022 Two new programs aim to boost local bioscience firms Two new programs accelerate at UCLA Health an incubator within Torrance-based Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation.
March 18, 2022 Black overdose death rate exceeds white rate in U.S. for first time in 20 years OD mortality rates increased in 2020 for all groups studied and were highest among Native Americans
March 17, 2022 Dr. Carol Mangione appointed as chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force CTSI congratulates Dr. Mangione, co-lead of our Workforce Development Program on her new appointment.
March 10, 2022 Precision medicine meets neurology at the Clinical Neurogenomics Research Center To study the role of genes in these diseases, the Department of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine established the UCLA Clinical Neurogenomics Research Center (CNRC). The program is one of the first in the world to examine brain diseases using genomics.
March 09, 2022 Three UCLA researchers to receive 2022 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award from Clinical Research Forum UCLA Health is pleased to announce that Daniel Croymans, MD, MBA, MS will be honored with a 2022 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award by the Clinical Research Forum (CR Forum), in recognition of the publication "Behavioral Nudges Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations" which examines the effects of behavioral interventions on the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.
February 28, 2022 Addressing racial/ethnic inequities in vaccine hesitancy and uptake To provide outreach to the communities most impacted by COVID-19, a UCLA-led statewide coalition—with eleven academic sites and over 70 community partners—has come together to address racial/ethnic inequities, strengthen community engagement, and share lessons learned.
February 28, 2022 JCTS calls for manuscripts on thematic issues JCTS Themed Issue on Adaptive Capacity and Preparedness in Clinical and Translational Science
February 14, 2022 Propelling a culture shift in medicine The Health Equity Translational Social Science Research Theme at UCLA brings historically siloed groups together to make a lasting impact.
February 08, 2022 NEJM perspective piece: Combating structural inequities A perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for the clinical and translational research enterprise to put diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the heart of its work.
February 03, 2022 NIH biosketch updates for 2022: What you need to know If you are wondering about the NIH updates or how to address the changes in your own biosketch, UCLA CTSI has a new biosketch webinar available online on the NIH Requirements webpage.
January 19, 2022 Antiviral Drug Discovery Consortium is poised to ATTACK future pandemics With a CTSI Catalyst award to support its efforts, the UC-NL ATTACK Consortium held its inaugural conference in late 2021. Watch the video to learn more about the event.
January 11, 2022 UCLA-led team refines ‘kick and kill’ strategy aimed at eliminating HIV-infected cells Study in mice could point toward method for clearing virus from people who would otherwise depend on medication.
January 06, 2022 UCLA builds on history of success developing novel immunotherapies to treat cancer Immunotherapy effectively has given a fourth pillar of cancer therapy besides surgery, radiation therapy and chemical therapy,’ said UCLA Health’s Dr. Antoni Ribas.
January 04, 2022 Leading-edge research at UCLA Health is changing children’s lives
January 03, 2022 CTSI co-director named among new CLIC-CTSA committee leaders UCLA CTSI co-director, Dr. Arleen Brown, and Dr. Carla Williams of Georgetown University, have been named as the co-chairs for CLIC-CTSA's Collaboration & Engagement Enterprise Committee for this year.
January 03, 2022 Anti-cancer drug identified by UCLA researchers shows promise treating high-risk COVID-19 patients Researchers from UCLA are part of a collaboration of scientists from several universities studying the potential that the anti-cancer drug berzosertib could be effective in treating or preventing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
November 30, 2021 CTSI-RAP Alumni Careers Take Flight The CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) continues to be a special workforce development program within CTSI as it enters its ninth year.
November 23, 2021 Researchers Discover an Unexpected Regulator of Heart Repair A UCLA-led study identifies a potential target for therapies to prevent or treat heart failure.
November 19, 2021 Most California Latino, Asian Immigrants Perceive Racial Discrimination at Work Study explores immigrants’ impressions of everyday life and interactions with law enforcement.
November 10, 2021 Changes in COVID-19 Vaccine Intent Show Some Groups are 'Moveable' Toward Vaccination, Also Shows Resistant Groups and Structural Barriers A team of researchers, including CTSI program leader Dr. Peter Szilagyi, has released findings on individual-level change in people’s vaccine intent and uptake between April and July 2021, using a nationally representative survey.
November 09, 2021 Where Violence, Inequity and Public Health Collide: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women  Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel, a citizen of the Kul Wičasa Oyate, also known as the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, is a professional runner and project manager at the UCLA CTSI working to address the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
November 04, 2021 Former KL2 Scholar Scores Grant from V Foundation Dr. Christopher Seet, a former UCLA CTSI KL2 Scholar, has received a research grant for $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
October 26, 2021 CTSI Co-Director Receives $4.5M NIMHD Award to Prevent Cardiometabolic Disease in Minority Communities To address inequities that accelerate the development and progression of cardiometabolic disease and disproportionately affect low-income and minority groups, Dr. Arleen Brown, co-director of the CTSI, has received an NIMHD award to lead a UCLA and UC Irvine center.
October 26, 2021 UCLA CTSI and Other UC CTSA Programs Strive for Health Equity The push for health equity continues! Read about what the five UC campuses with clinical and translational science programs are working on, including UCLA CTSI.
October 26, 2021 Keith Norris, Senior Associate Director for CTSI, Elected to National Academy of Medicine Keith Norris, senior associate director of equity, diversity and inclusion for UCLA CTSI, is among the faculty members at UCLA who have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
October 12, 2021 Health Disparities for Filipinxs in Health Care are Disguised by Data Aggregation CTSI invites you to read the compelling opinion piece by Dr. Carlos Oronce on the absence of disaggregated COVID-19 data for Asian Americans and how this has contributed to disparities and hindered an equitable response in healthcare for Filipinxs.
October 12, 2021 $6.2 Million NIH Grant to Support UCLA Study of How COVID-19 Causes Multiple Organ Failure CTSI congratulates our partner, Dr. Arjun Deb, director of the cardiovascular research theme for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, on the prestigious NIH award to research how SARS-CoV-2 causes damage to multiple organs in the body.
October 12, 2021 CTSI Leaders Help Lead New NIH Consortium Aimed at Advancing Health Equity and Researcher Diversity UCLA CTSI and UCLA leaders are among those named to help develop the NIH's new consortium, the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD), a program which will strive to advance health equity and researcher diversity.
October 05, 2021 2021 Women’s Health and Sex- and Gender-Based Medicine Pilot Awards Announced The Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center Executive Advisory Board/UCLA CTSI pilot awards have announced five projects will be funded this year.
September 28, 2021 CTSI K Program Alum Named to Leadership Team at UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Dr. Corrina Moucheraud, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, has been named an associate director of the Fielding School of Public Health's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
September 28, 2021 Dr. Alejandra Casillas Recognized as ‘Emerging Leader’ by the National Academy of Medicine The National Academy of Medicine has named Dr. Alejandra Casillas, assistant professor-in-residence of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and co-leader of the UCLA CTSI TL1 Program, as one of its emerging leaders in health and medicine scholars to study ways to improve health for all.
September 14, 2021 Scientists Develop Brain Organoids with Complex Neural Activity UCLA study supported in part by CTSI suggests researchers could analyze neurological disorders in a stem cell–derived model.
September 14, 2021 UCLA CTSI Featured Among CTSA Hubs Supporting Vaccination in Their Communities Against COVID-19 UCLA CTSI was among the national CTSA hubs highlighted by the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) for efforts in vaccinating underserved and vulnerable communities and addressing vaccine hesitancy so that hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 decrease.
August 09, 2021 Nanotech Device can Detect Risk for Serious Complication during Pregnancy Researchers from UCLA and Cedars-Sinai have developed a new way to detect a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy.
July 30, 2021 High-impact Commentary About Low-value Care Discussed on Health Affairs Blog Carmen Reyes, UCLA VBCRC Community Outreach Director, is interviewed along with her co-authors about their recent high impact piece in Health Affairs.
July 27, 2021 A New Study Finds Genetic Variations in Covid Patients That Could Point to Better Drug Treatments Coverage of a new study published in Nature by an international group of researchers, including the UCLA Precision Health COVID-19 Host Genomics Biobank and investigators from Computational Medicine, Neurology and Pediatric Immunology, identified 13 key locations in the human genome that may influence a person’s susceptibility to coronavirus infection or their risk of developing a severe illness.
July 27, 2021 Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise in Response to COVID-19: The CTSA Experience The special issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, published in June 2021, highlights the Clinical and Translational Science Awards’ tremendous local, regional, and national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 06, 2021 CTSI Leaders' Team Awarded Almost $3 Million for “Safe Return to School” Effort National Institutes of Health-funded project is researching how to increase COVID-19 testing access and uptake for underserved and vulnerable populations.
July 02, 2021 CTSI KL2 Co-Leader, Elizabeta Nemeth, Receives ASH Honorific Award Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD, professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of the UCLA Center for Iron Disorders.University of California Los Angeles awarded with the William Dameshek Prize for her outstanding work to understand the regulation of iron homeostasis.
June 30, 2021 UCLA Study Reveals How Immune Cells Can Be Trained to Fight Infections In a study published June 18 in the journal Science, researchers identified a key molecular mechanism within macrophages, infection-fighting cells of the innate immune system, that determines whether — and how well — the cells can be trained. Their findings could help pave the way for future targeted strategies to enhance the function of the immune system.
June 30, 2021 Differences in Human, Mouse Brain Cells Have Important Implications for Disease Research A UCLA-led study comparing brain cells known as astrocytes in humans and mice found that mouse astrocytes are more resilient to oxidative stress, a damaging imbalance that is a mechanism behind many neurological disorders.
June 24, 2021 CLIC's New Webcast Series Shares Informatics Insights, A Journey to Data Interoperability The Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) has released a new webcast series to share how institutions can move toward data interoperability.
June 24, 2021 NIAID SoCal Research Workshop Focuses on Drawing Researchers into the Biomedical Workforce CTSI and Charles R. Drew University's Urban Health Institute (UHI) co-sponsored the Regional National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Workshop held virtually on May 18-20, 2020.
June 15, 2021 Newsom Cabinet Officials Walk with Canvassers to Promote CTSI-supported Vaccination Campaign California Governor Gavin Newsom cabinet officials joined over 300 community members in a rally at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the GOTV campaign--supported in part by UCLA CTSI.
June 08, 2021 Former CTSI TL1 Postdoc Trainee and KL2 Scholar Receives HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award CTSI congratulates Dr. Russell Buhr, a former CTSI Health Policy and Management postdoctoral student and CTSI KL2 Scholar, on being awarded by AcademyHealth and AHRQ with the 2021 HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) Outstanding Article of the Year Award in the Policy category.
June 04, 2021 CLIC Career Development Community Offers Interactive Collaboration for Trainees, Scholars and CRPs This is an interactive space available to the CTSA Program and greater translational science community where individuals can collaborate, network and share ideas with peers within 3 focus areas: KL2 Scholars, TL1 Trainees & Clinical Research Professionals (CRPs).
June 01, 2021 Time To Set Aside The Term ‘Low-Value Care’—Focus On Achieving High-Value Care For All Members of AcademyHealth's Thematic Working Group on Low-Value Care among African American and Latinx Populations call for a reexamination of the term “low-value care.”
May 17, 2021 CTSI KL2 scholar Helps Identify Key Differences in Lungs of Cystic Fibrosis Patients A team of researchers from UCLA, Cedars-Sinai and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has developed a first-of-its-kind molecular catalog of cells in healthy lungs and the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis.
May 14, 2021 Eight Years Strong: CTSI-RAP Develops Next Gen Clinical Researchers, Undergraduate Research Week and Beyond Undergraduate Research Week, highlighted speakers, ambassadors and more contribute to an eventful year for CTSI-RAP students.
May 13, 2021 Researchers Identify Potential Combination Therapy for Aggressive Lung Cancer Preclinical study could help lead to better treatments for LKB1-deficient lung cancer.
May 05, 2021 CTSI-supported "Get Out the Vaccine" Campaign Among California Governor's Initiatives Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of initiatives building on the state’s work to vaccinate California’s hard-to-reach communities against COVID-19, address vaccine hesitancy and drive innovative efforts in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.
May 03, 2021 Former CTSI KL2 Scholar Named as Interim Chair for Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD, a former CTSI KL2 scholar, becomes Interim Chair and Executive Medical Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective May 1, 2021.
April 15, 2021 Dr. Arleen Brown Helps Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to California State Officials On April 1, 2021, Dr. Arleen Brown, co-leader of the CTSI Community Engagement and Research Program, helped administer COVID-19 vaccine to California Governor Gavin Newsom and members of his office.
April 01, 2021 UCI to Lead Transfer of UC COVID-19 Patient Information to Federal Database Vaccines are here, but as COVID-19 cases continue and variants spread, researchers need easy access to a wide variety of data to better understand the disease. Led by the University of California, Irvine, UC hospitals have received a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to make this possible.
March 16, 2021 Tools and Resources: Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities The CEAL website includes up-to-date information, infographics, videos, toolkits, social media and key digital links that can be shared with your communities to help keep them informed.
March 11, 2021 What the Data Says About COVID and Pregnancy Nature featured Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health and a UCLA Biodesign Fellow, about how COVID-19 affects mothers and babies.
March 10, 2021 Fox 11 LA Features UCLA-led Coalition Working with Minority Communities on COVID-19 and Vaccine Education On March 8, Fox 11 LA featured STOP COVID-19 CA--a coalition of eleven academic institutions and their community partners across California--and their efforts to coordinate with communities to provide education to support the acceptance rate of vaccines in communities of color.
March 10, 2021 $1 Million Gift from Manizheh Yomtoubian Establishes Faculty Chair at UCLA Engineering UCLA has appointed Dr. Arash Naeim, a CTSI leader, as the first professor to hold the new faculty chair position.
March 08, 2021 UCLA Employee Appreciation Day Recognizes CTSI Study Activation Team On March 5, Employee Appreciation Day, Gene D. Block, UCLA Chancellor, and Emily A. Carter, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, expressed profound gratitude for employee contributions. Following is their communication sent across campus.
March 01, 2021 The Science of Treating the Inequalities that Make Us Sick In November of 2020, UCLA Health launched the Research Theme in Health Equity and Translational Social Science to promote equitable care by studying and developing new models to address the impact of social determinants of health.
February 26, 2021 COVID-19 Patient Registry Increases Plasma Donations, Aids in Research Studies UCLA registry is facilitating blood plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients and helping to guide COVID-19 research.
February 16, 2021 New Insights and Recommendations to Address Vaccine Hesitancy in Multiethnic Communities To support the acceptance rate of vaccines in communities of color, STOP COVID-19 CA, a coalition of eleven academic institutions and their community partners across California, conducted an exploratory study on vaccine hesitancy in Los Angeles communities to provide insights for public health vaccine policy, messaging and outreach.
February 13, 2021 Tracking Vaccine Hesitancy Early On During 2020, a research team which included Dr. Peter Szilagyi—a UCLA pediatrician and CTSI leader of the Integrating Special Populations Program—worked on a study that highlighted the US public’s likelihood of getting a COVID-19 vaccine declined between April to December of 2020.
February 01, 2021 NIDA Director Discusses Research Priorities with UC CTSA Hubs On January 26, 2021, Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, engaged with University of California CTSA hub leaders on NIDA’s strategic priorities for research in the COVID-19 era. Representatives from each UC academic medical center also discussed NIDA research priorities, strategies, and challenges.
February 01, 2021 CTSI Partners Highlighted in AAMC Story on Doctors Forging Ahead to Allay Fears with COVID-19 Vaccines On January 21, AAMC shared a press release on how--across the nation--community partners, trusted minority leaders, and media platforms are explaining the science behind COVID-19 vaccinations to racial and ethnic groups concerned with vaccine safety.
January 28, 2021 CTSI KL2 Scholar Receives Two NIH NIA Grants to Help Reduce Low-Value Care for Older Adults CTSI KL2 Awardee, Dr. John Mafi, has performed a rare feat by recently receiving two awards—an R01 award and a K76 Beeson Career Development Award—from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Both awards focus on the reduction of harmful, low-value care among older adults.
January 12, 2021 NCATS Shares Community Engagement Activities at CTSA Hubs During COVID-19 NCATS recently launched a new Community Engagement webpage (CE) showcasing COVID-19 CE activities taking place at CTSA Hubs.
January 08, 2021 Discoveries Could Improve Therapies for Life-Threatening Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome A new Cedars-Sinai study, supported in part by UCLA CTSI, could help develop new therapies for COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure.
January 08, 2021 AAMC Shares Toolkit for First-Generation Medical School Students and Advisors Dr. Alejandra Casillas participated in a national workgroup to improve medical education for First Generation (First Gen, First in family to attend college) graduates.
January 07, 2021 NCATS Shares Resources to Help Increase Diversity in Clinical Science Workforces NCATS' Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration has released "From Insights to Action"–a resource for hubs looking for ways to increase the diversity of their clinical science workforce.
January 05, 2021 Dr. Keith Norris Discusses Vaccination Reluctance with Fox 11 Los Angeles On January 2, Dr. Keith Norris addressed health care worker hesitancy to get vaccinated and efforts to increase vaccination rates in minority communities.
January 05, 2021 CTSI Congratulates Carol Mangione on UCLA Cultural North Star Award UCLA's annual Cultural North Star Award is designed to recognize an individual who has gone above and beyond to exemplify DGSOM’s Cultural North Star values in their work, actions or interactions. The selected awardee was Dr. Carol Mangione whose roles include leader of the CTSI Workforce Development Program.
December 16, 2020 CTSI Investigators Receive NIH RADxUP Award to Address Underserved Populations During COVID Pandemic Two investigators, Drs. Sheba George and Omolola Ogunyemi, from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) recently received an award through the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations Initiative (RADx UP) for Social, Ethical and Behavioral Implications (SEBI).
December 15, 2020 LA SPARTA Study to Determine if Preexisting Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Protects Against Repeat Exposure A new study to determine whether preexisting immunity to SARS-CoV-2 can provide protection against repeat exposure has just opened at the Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, led by Dr. Elaine Reed and Elaine Sarkaria.
December 01, 2020 UCLA Awarded $25M to Advance HIV Research for Women and Children The NIH has awarded $25 million to the UCLA branch of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network, known as IMPAACT, to continue developing innovative strategies to end HIV among these vulnerable populations. CTSI's Grants Submission Unit supported the development of the proposal.
November 25, 2020 CTSI Scientists at UCLA Named Among World’s Most Influential Researchers UCLA Newsroom announced that thirty-six UCLA scholars have been named as the world’s most influential scientific researchers by Clarivate. Among them are CTSI leaders and CTSI-funded researchers.
November 25, 2020 UCLA Magazine's 'Anatomy of a Vaccine' Highlights CTSI-supported COVID-19 Research The article features efforts by CTSI leaders and investigators, including Drs. Daniel Geschwind and Bogdan Pasaniuc, and the research of CTSI-supported trials and partner sites such as the AstraZeneca trial being held at Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA and UCLA Westwood.
November 17, 2020 Study Reveals How Smoking Worsens COVID-19 Infection in the Airways UCLA researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the airways of the lungs.
November 12, 2020 NIH Introduces Funding Opportunities for Early Stage Investigators Which Requires No Preliminary Data The new Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Grant Program--PAR-21-038 and PAR-21-039--allows ESIs to obtain support for their innovative ideas if they are proposing research that is a change in direction from their past work and experience, and for which they have no preliminary data.
November 12, 2020 UCLA to Join Pilot Program for California’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification Tool A new program that uses smartphone technology to help identify COVID-19 cases and subsequently alert people to possible exposure to the virus will soon be available to the UCLA community.
November 12, 2020 CTSI Member's Wellness Challenge Mobilizes COVID Relief Support for Indigenous Communities At UCLA CTSI, we are proud of the achievements and recognition that one of our own has received. Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel, a citizen of Kul Wičasa Lakota, has been acknowledged for her remarkable community work which strives to support marginalized groups of all backgrounds with a COVID-19 relief program for Indigenous communities.
November 02, 2020 Remembering Distinguished Professor, Biostatistician and CTSI Leader, Robert Elashoff Dr. Robert Elashoff, a Distinguished Professor and a highly valued faculty member at UCLA for over 40 years, has died after a brief illness at age 90. He received his PhD at Harvard from the Department of Statistics in 1963 and had appointments at UC Berkeley and UCSF before coming to UCLA in 1975 and joining the Departments of Biomathematics and Biostatistics. He was the founding leader for the UCLA CTSI Biostatistics Program
November 02, 2020 UCLA Research Leads to Creation of Millions of Diverse T Cells from a Single Blood Stem Cell CTSI-supported researchers have developed a way to make mouse thymus organoids that can be grown in the lab, each one about 2 millimeters in size.
October 29, 2020 NCATS Overseeing Large Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Test Immune Modulators for Treatment of COVID-19 NIH has launched an adaptive Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of three immune modulator drugs in hospitalized adults with COVID-19. The trial is part of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) partnership and overseen by NCATS.
October 29, 2020 View NCATS Booth on NIH's Virtual Seminar on Program Funding, Grants Administration Visit NCATS’ booth at the NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration through Nov. 19, 2020.
October 28, 2020 CTSI Precision Health Leaders Among Researchers Studying Genetics’ Role in COVID-19 Susceptibility, Severity UCLA researchers have launched a program with the University of California’s five other medical centers to collect and analyze the genetic data of hundreds of COVID-19 patients from diverse backgrounds using computational and statistical methods.
October 23, 2020 Get Clinical Research Support from CTSI RAP's Remote Student Assistants The CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) is seeking to support faculty investigators engaged in the preparation of new clinical research projects or preparing to ramp up previously paused projects in the near future.
October 23, 2020 CTSI Leader Named to State COVID-19 Panel UCLA pediatrician and CTSI leader of the Integrating Special Populations Program, Dr. Peter Szilagyi, was named to a new state panel to review FDA-approved coronavirus vaccines.
October 22, 2020 Scientists Identify Compound that Stimulates Muscle Cells in Mice UCLA researchers have identified a compound that can reproduce the effect of exercise in muscle cells in mice. This research was supported in part by UCLA CTSI.
October 15, 2020 CTSI KL2 Awardee Among Team to Develop Virus-mimicking Drug That Targets Cancer Cells CTSI KL2 Awardee, Dr. Anusha Kalbasi, is the lead and corresponding author on findings that have identified a drug that activates the body’s natural defenses by behaving like a virus may also make certain stealthy melanoma tumors visible to the immune system, allowing them to be better targeted by immunotherapy.
October 15, 2020 Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center and CTSI Fund Five New Projects UCLA CTSI and the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center have selected five projects to receive the CTSI and Iris Cantor Women's Health Center Awards to support research intended to understand human sex differences in health and disease and medical issues and diseases unique to women, as well as to develop and test clinical interventions for women.
October 06, 2020 Access to NCATS' COVID-19 Data Analytics Platform Now Open Researchers studying COVID-19 now are able to access an innovative new analytics platform that contains clinical data from the electronic health records of people who were tested for the novel coronavirus or who have had related symptoms.
October 06, 2020 UCLA to Lead Statewide Coalition to Address COVID-19’s Impact on Communities at Risk A coalition of 11 academic institutions and their community partners across California has received a $4.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a statewide community-engaged approach to addressing COVID-19 among populations that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
October 06, 2020 CTSI Co-Leader Receives NIH Award to Improve Safety in Childbirth To improve safety in childbirth and to decrease the rising rate of maternal morbidity and mortality, Kimberly Gregory, CTSI Community Engagement and Research Program Co-Leader and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has received an NIH administrative supplement award under the UCLA CTSI grant UL1TR001881 for her research plan to evaluate if outcomes are better for women with placenta accreta syndrome (PAS) or placenta previa based on risk appropriate care.
September 28, 2020 Two UCLA Investigators Receive CTSI-UCLA CART Awards UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and CTSI have selected two investigators to receive this year's UCLA CART/CTSI Awards which are intended to fund pilot and feasibility studies for biomedical, epidemiological and behavioral research.
September 16, 2020 Access to the COVID-19 Data Analytics Platform Now Open Researchers studying COVID-19 now are able to access an innovative new analytics platform that contains clinical data from the electronic health records of people who were tested for the novel coronavirus or who have had related symptoms.
September 15, 2020 Los Angeles Unified Launches COVID-19 Testing and Tracing Program at Schools to Include Research on Impact and Effect of Reopening Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles Unified) has launched a program to resume in-person learning by offering regular COVID-19 testing and contact tracing to school staff, students and their families.
September 02, 2020 UCLA Biodesign Fellowship Now Open For Applications The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship is an exciting year-long entrepreneurial opportunity at a world-class health organization. UCLA Biodesign utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to assemble a team of fellows that tackle some of today’s most challenging clinical needs.
September 01, 2020 How UCLA Scientists are Using Stem Cells to Take on COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, UCLA researchers are rising to the occasion by channeling their specialized expertise to seek new and creative ways to reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.
August 17, 2020 NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements for COVID-19 Research Current NIH FOAs for COVID-19 Research.
August 04, 2020 Judith Gasson, PhD, Professor Emerita, Honored for Mentoring Trainees, Colleagues Judith Gasson, PhD, professor emerita and senior advisor to the David Geffen School of Medicine for Research and Innovation at UCLA, has been awarded the 2020 American Society of Hematology Basic Science Mentor Award for her contributions to mentoring numerous hematology trainees throughout her career.
July 29, 2020 CTSI TL1 Fellows Present at the 2020 DGSOM Josiah Brown Poster Fair Approximately 140 medical and dental students from various DGSOM summer research programs, including CTSI’s TL1 summer fellowship program, presented their research projects at the 2020 Josiah Brown Summer Research Poster Fair.
July 22, 2020 Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science Fast Grants is for scientists at academic institutions currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding.
July 21, 2020 University of California Health Creates Centralized Data Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Research Drawing on electronic health records from across its academic health system, University of California Health has developed a unified, secure data set for use in COVID-19 research.
July 13, 2020 How the Body Regulates Scar Tissue Growth after Heart Attacks Dr. Arjun Deb, leader of the UCLA DGSOM Cardiovascular Research Theme, was a senior author on a study just published in the journal Cell.
June 23, 2020 CDI 7th Annual Symposium Focuses on Metabolism and Obesity CTSI co-sponsored the seventh annual UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) Symposium on May 21, 2020.
June 18, 2020 COVID-19 Research and Innovation UCLA Biodesign highlighted Dr. Arash Naeim, CTSI Senior Associate Director and Program Leader, in their May newsletter.
June 18, 2020 UCLA Biodesign Announces New Accelerator Track UCLA Biodesign has developed a new Accelerator Track program for entrepreneurs seeking advanced training in health care technology innovation.
June 16, 2020 UC Board of Regents Unanimously Endorses ACA 5, Repeal of Prop. 209 On Monday, June 15th, the University of California Board of Regents unanimously endorsed ACA 5 as well as the repeal of Proposition 209, which banned the consideration of race and gender in admissions decisions 25 years ago.
June 12, 2020 UCLA Biodesign Teams Win Case Competition UCLA Biodesign teams came in first and third at a Health Care Business Case Competition as part of the Think in the Next Innovation Challenge.
June 09, 2020 CTSI-RAP Milestones: 7th Year at Undergraduate Research Week, Virtual Graduation Alumni Night Celebration UCLA Undergraduate Research Week was held May 18 through May 22 and the CTSI Research Associates Program (RAP) was well-represented with six presentations at the virtual events.
May 28, 2020 Common Metrics Insights to Inspire (I2I) Insights to Inspire, a series of blogs and webinars highlighting success within NCATS' Common Metrics Initiative, will begin its 2020 season soon.
May 28, 2020 National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) The National COVID Cohort Collaborative is a complementary and synergistic partnership among the Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs, distributed clinical data networks, and other partner institutions.
May 26, 2020 CIRM Expands COVID-19 Program On May 22, 2020, the governing Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) expanded efforts related to the $5 million in emergency funding for the CIRM COVID-19 program.
May 14, 2020 NIH Administrative Supplements Can Help Defray Increased Costs for NIH Awards The NIH offers administrative supplements to meet increased costs that are within the scope of approved, existing NIH Award.
May 05, 2020 Register Your COVID-19 Research Project DGSOM is pleased to announce the latest development in their COVID-19 research mobilization efforts: A universal intake process for registering COVID-19 research projects and requesting COVID-19 research funding and resources.
May 04, 2020 A Step Toward a More Efficient Way to Make Gene Therapies to Attack Cancer, Genetic Disorders A UCLA-led research team today reports that it has developed a new method for delivering DNA into stem cells and immune cells safely, rapidly and economically.
April 29, 2020 UC Health and UC BRAID Create a UC-Wide COVID Research Data Set UC BRAID and UC Health have spearheaded the creation of a COVID Research Data Set (CORDS), which will be available soon.
April 27, 2020 UCLA Biodesign Sets Up National Registry to Understand COVID-19 Risks to Pregnant Women and Newborns UCLA Biodesign has facilitated a new national registry which has been launched by specialists in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCLA Health and the University of California, San Francisco, to determine COVID-19's possible effects on pregnant women and newborns.
April 20, 2020 Researchers Reveal the Mechanisms Behind a Natural Bacteria Killer Findings by a UCLA-led team could inform the development of precision antibiotics.
April 19, 2020 Research Provides New Insights Into Menopause and Weight Gain UCLA life scientists now report that a gene called reprimo, which is expressed by certain neurons in the brain, may play a role in menopause-related weight gain, a phenomenon not linked to increased eating.
April 07, 2020 UCLA is Part of NIH-sponsored Clinical Trial for Possible COVID-19 Therapies UCLA Health is one of 75 sites around the globe participating in a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to test the effectiveness of a candidate antiviral drug against COVID-19. Dr. Otto Yang is leading the UCLA trial with substantial support from the UCLA CTSI.
April 06, 2020 UC Launches $2M Grant Program to Spur Urgently Needed COVID-19 Research To accelerate urgently needed breakthroughs in the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California will provide $2 million in seed funding to scientists across the state to help jump-start their high-impact research projects.
April 02, 2020 CTSI Leaders Support the COVID-19 Research Infrastructure at UCLA The new DGSOM COVID-19 Research Governance Structure includes a committee and task forces which include CTSI leaders.
March 26, 2020 CTSI Clinical Research COVID-19 Help Desk: Get Help Conducting Clinical Research, Join a Participant Pool The CTSI Clinical Research COVID-19 help desk mailbox is now live. The purpose of the mailbox is to help capture and facilitate inquiries related to conducting COVID-19 research and to answer questions related to conducting clinical research during this time.
March 24, 2020 Harbor Trauma Symposium Draws Community Participation Organized by Dr. Kabir Yadav of Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA, the Harbor Trauma Symposium was held February 29, 2020 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. The goal of the program was to identify aspects of care that needed to be understood by practitioners when assessing and treating trauma with diverse populations.
March 21, 2020 OptumLabs Awards Given to Three UCLA Investigators Seven proposals were chosen to receive OptumLabs-funded access to its database of de-identified, linked clinical and administrative claims information (the OptumLabs Data Warehouse).
March 19, 2020 Coronavirus Updates Specific to UCLA DGSOM Visit the DGSOM page dedicated to sharing COVID-19 updates for the DGSOM Community.
March 18, 2020 Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Research: BARDA and NHLBI Both Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have announced funding opportunities to advance research related to COVID-19.
March 16, 2020 Get COVID-19 Information for Clinical Research To address common questions, CTSI has developed a FAQ page to address COVID-19 Information for Clinical Research.
March 16, 2020 NCATS-funded DIAMOND Project Seeks Educational and Assessment Offerings The DIAMOND project, an NCATS-funded online learning community that showcases education and training resources for clinical and translational research professionals, is interested in exploring collaborative opportunities between the CTSAs.
March 16, 2020 NCATS and CLIC Offer Coronavirus Discussion Forum to CTSAs NCATS and CLIC have teamed up to provide CTSA Program hubs opportunities to disseminate information about efforts they are undertaking in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
March 11, 2020 NSF Now Accepting Proposals to Conduct Research for Immediate Use to Understand Spread of COVID-19 In response to the urgency of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and increasing inquiries from the research community, NSF director, Dr. France A. Córdova, has issued a Dear Colleague Letter inviting additional proposals for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants related to the virus.
March 02, 2020 Video Series Describes How CLIC Can Support CTSA Researchers The CLIC Virtual Tour series is designed to give everyone involved with the CTSA Program, regardless of in what capacity, an overview of what CLIC provides and how to make it work for you.
February 24, 2020 UCLA Researchers Discover New Compound That Promotes Lung Health A molecule identified by UCLA researchers helps maintain a healthy balance of cells in airway and lung tissue. Statistical analyses were supported by UCLA CTSI.
February 19, 2020 UC BRAID Collaborations Work to Impact Health throughout California Celebrating ten years of shared infrastructure and programs that accelerate research and improve health, UC BRAID convened its annual meeting on October 14-15, 2019 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. UC BRAID, the University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, & Development, is a consortium of the five UC academic medical centers—Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
February 18, 2020 UCLA Precision Health Experts Aim to Transform Prevention and Treatment of Disease The inaugural California Precision Health Summit focused on cancer evolution was held at UCLA on February 6 at Carnesale Commons. The all-day summit included presentations by top researchers in precision medicine from UCLA Health, UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and from leading research institutes at Stanford University, the United Kingdom's Francis Crick Institute and CURK Manchester Institute at the University of Manchester.
February 06, 2020 UCLA Research Could be Step Toward Lab-grown Eggs and Sperm to Treat Infertility A new study on how and when the precursors to eggs and sperm are formed during development could help pave the way for generating egg and sperm cells in the lab to treat infertility.
January 30, 2020 NCATS Pharmaceutical Collections Helps Uncover New Uses for Existing Drugs The NCATS Pharmaceutical Collection is a comprehensive, publicly accessible collection of approved molecular entities for high-throughput screening that provides a valuable resource for both validating new models of disease and better understanding the molecular basis of diseases and interventions.The NCATS Pharmaceutical Collection is a comprehensive, publicly accessible collection of approved molecular entities for high-throughput screening that provides a valuable resource for both validating new models of disease and better understanding the molecular basis of diseases and interventions.
January 29, 2020 Remembering Professor William “Billy” Cunningham UCLA mourns the loss of William “Billy” Cunningham, a professor of Medicine and Public Health and director of the CTSI TL1 Summer Program.
January 17, 2020 UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Researchers Receive the First Food Allergy Seed Grants The UCLA Food Allergy Center, with co-funding from the CTSI, has selected three investigators from UCLA and Cedars-Sinai to receive their first Food Allergy Seed Grants which are intended to support and stimulate food allergy research including basic, translational, clinical or epidemiology/population food allergy-related research.
January 13, 2020 Sixth Annual DHS Diabetes Day Draws Largest Audience to Date The 6th Annual Diabetes Day held on December 2, 2019 at the California Endowment drew 221 attendees and had many prominent speakers.
December 17, 2019 Researchers Create Accurate Model of Organ Scarring Using Stem Cells in a Lab A team led by Dr. Brigitte Gomperts of UCLA has developed a “scar in a dish” model that uses multiple types of cells derived from human stem cells to closely mimic the progressive scarring that occurs in human organs. The researchers used this model to identify a drug candidate that stopped the progression of and even reversed fibrosis in animal models.
December 17, 2019 New Drug Targets Breast Cancer Cells A new drug could be a game changer in the battle against breast cancer, a disease that's expected to be diagnosed in more than 265,000 Americans this year. It targets tumors with remarkable precision. Dikla Benzeevi, a CTSI Patient Advocacy Board member, participated in the study and was interviewed for the story.
December 02, 2019 New NIH Application Guidelines Coming in 2020 In a recent Notice (NOT-OD-20-026), NIH notified the research community that it intends to release new grant application forms and instructions (FORMS-F) for applications due on or after May 25, 2020.
November 26, 2019 Milestone Reached for Precision Medicine UCLA has reached a milestone in the effort to create California's largest genomic resource for precision medicine—consenting more than 50,000 patients across the UCLA health system.
November 26, 2019 CTSI-sponsored International Neuropeptide Symposium Draws Over 120 Scientists and Trainees The symposium was held on Nov. 3-6, 2010, at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. The goal of the meeting was to facilitate research on VIP and PACAP signaling mechanisms towards further clinical application as therapeutic targets and biomarkers for human diseases.
November 22, 2019 NIH Offers New Type of K99/R00 In 2020, NIH will accept applications for a new career development award: The MOSAIC K99/R00. This award will kickstart careers of investigators from diverse backgrounds.
November 19, 2019 Third Annual UCLA Mitochondria Symposium Features Expert Speakers and SPARK 101 On November 8, 2019, the third annual UCLA Mitochondria Symposium convened to bring together professionals from academia and industry to discuss exciting research involving mitochondria. CTSI co-sponsored the poster awards and cash prizes.
November 18, 2019 Fourth Annual LA Lung Day Hosted at UCLA, Plans to Reach All of SoCal The fourth annual LA Lung Day was held on November 12, 2019 and hosted this year by representatives from multiple campuses. CTSI co-sponsored the event.
November 05, 2019 NIH Heal Initiative Funds Seven UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Projects Targeting the Opioid Crisis NIH has announced $945 million in funding for projects in 41 states to develop and apply evidence-based solutions to reverse the crisis. Six of the awards went to UCLA and Cedars-Sinai investigators.
November 04, 2019 Mitochondria’s Activity in Lung Tumors Could Predict Response to Treatment Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have identified a new biomarker that could indicate how likely someone is to respond to treatment for lung cancer.
October 21, 2019 NCATS Highlights Barbershop Study in RFI NIH NCATS has a released a Request for Information to solicit feedback on how the CTSA Program might be strengthened to meet its broad scientific mission of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical research and translational science.
October 15, 2019 Ziva Cooper Receives the First HIV Extinction Project Award The UCLA Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), AIDS Institute and CTSI have selected Ziva Cooper, Ph.D., associate professor in the Semel Institute to receive the HIV Extinction Project Funding Award to support her research on the impact of cannabis use and route of administration on HIV-associated inflammation.
October 15, 2019 Omolola Ogunyemi, CDU Researcher and Co-Leader of CTSI's Informatics Program, to be ACMI Inductee Following their recent election, nine new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on November 17 at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2019 Annual Symposium.
October 08, 2019 UCLA Health Innovation Challenge Awards 37 Projects UCLA Health has completed its first Innovation Challenge, and the results are in. After receiving 300 submissions across five categories, 37 peer-reviewed projects were selected for awards that ranged from grants and seed funding up to $150,000 to prizes such as gift cards and iPads.
October 01, 2019 Need Support on Your Study? CTSI-RAP Students are Ready to Assist The CTSI Research Associates Program (RAP) seeks to work with clinical research teams by providing undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to medicine and clinical research in an academic medical center. RAP students are able to assist teams with subject screening and visits, data collection/management/analysis, and research administration.
September 23, 2019 Brain Implant Restores Visual Perception to the Blind With a new wireless device, people without sight can detect motion and distinguish light and dark. CTSI's CTRC provided nursing staff and patient rooms in support of this research.
September 16, 2019 UCLA Team Receives Award for Leveraging EHR Data to Predict Suicidality After Medical Hospitalization A UCLA team of psychiatry residents have received the Dlin/Fischer Clinical Research Award from the Academy of Consult Liaison Psychiatry for their abstract on predicting suicidality after medical hospitalization.
August 28, 2019 Five Projects Receive CTSI and Iris Cantor - UCLA Women's Health Center Awards UCLA CTSI and the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center have selected five projects to receive the CTSI and Iris Cantor Women's Health Center Awards to support research intended to understand human sex differences in health and disease and medical issues and diseases unique to women, as well as to develop and test clinical interventions for women.
August 19, 2019 UCLA Study Links Progenitor Cells to Age-related Prostate Growth The prostates of older mice contain more luminal progenitor cells — cells capable of generating new prostate tissue — than the prostates of younger mice, UCLA researchers have discovered.
August 15, 2019 NCATS BioPlanet, a Resource for Discovery With a unique resource created and managed by NCATS, researchers have access to a database of all pathways operating in human cells.
August 12, 2019 xTRACT Requirements for RPPRs Due on or After Oct 1 For Research Perforance Progress Reports (RPPRs) due on or after October 1, 2019, NIH and AHRQ will mandate that required training data tables submitted with T32, TL1, T90/R90, and T15 applications, and progress reports be created via the xTRACT system.
August 12, 2019 South LA Community Conference Identifies Workgroups to Address Social Determinants of Health Continuing the legacy of Dr. Loretta Jones, Healthy African American Families-II (HAAF-II), the National Clinician Scholars Cohort of 2018-2020, and UCLA CTSI hosted a community partnered conference at the Baldwin Hill Crenshaw Mall on July 12, 2019.
August 12, 2019 Requirement for ORCID iDs Announced by NIH, AHRQ and CDC NIH, AHRQ, and CDC announced that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ORCID iDs (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers) beginning in FY 2020.
July 31, 2019 CTSI Congratulates Selected UCLA Biodesign Fellows, New Applications Open Aug 5 UCLA Biodesign, a program that seeks to transform medicine through the development of novel technologies, has selected the first cohort of UCLA Biodesign fellows. New applications will be accepted Aug 5- Nov 1, 2019.
July 23, 2019 UCLA Biodesign Hub Receives i6 Challenge Grant Showing a commitment to translate innovations and applied research into advancements in patient care, UCLA is among the awardees of the 2019 U.S. Economic Development Administration Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program competition.
July 22, 2019 Two-Day Event Highlights Advances in Minority Elder Research CMAR CHIME and CTSI co-funded a poster reception session and community partner panel on June 19-20, 2019. The two-day event showcased RCMAR scientists' research and allowed attendees to meet with NIH representatives and the larger RMCAR community to discuss opportunities to reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults.
July 20, 2019 CTSI Congratulates Poster Competition Winners of Micro- and Nanotech Event CTSI co-sponsored the seventh annual Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine Workshop held at the UCLA Mong Auditorium from July 8-12, 2019. The workshop focused on advances in micro- and nanotechnologies that are expected to open up new possibilities and applications in diagnostics, therapy, drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
July 12, 2019 CTSI Community Engagement Program and Leadership Receive Chancellor's Award Dr. Arleen Brown and the Community Engagement Research Program has received the inaugural UCLA Chancellor's Award for Community-Engaged Research, to develop a new undergraduate research course on community engagement.
July 10, 2019 Postdoctoral Research Symposium Brings Together Institutions and Organizations from Across Los Angeles Read about the highlights of the Inaugural Los Angeles Postdoctoral Research Symposium that was held at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA on June 13, 2019.
July 08, 2019 Similarities of Small Cell Cancers to Blood Cancers Could Lead to Better Treatments An interdisciplinary team of UCLA scientists has found that small cell neuroendocrine cancers from a range of tissues have a common molecular signature and share drug sensitivities with blood cancers.
July 07, 2019 CTSI Director Honored for Work in Lung Cancer Research and Treatment Dr. Steven Dubinett, director of the UCLA CTSI, has been honored by the American Lung Association for his work on research and treatment of lung cancer.
July 01, 2019 Latino-focused Research Symposium Collaborates with Community and Policymakers Integrating Special Populations Program of UCLA CTSI and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA hosted the inaugural Latino Health Symposium on May 23, 2019, at the California Endowment in Los Angeles, California. Access materials from the event.
June 28, 2019 New NCATS Resources Highlight Traits of Translational Scientists See the new Translational Science Skills webpage to read the paper and watch the video.
June 23, 2019 New Center to Address Rare Diseases When the California Center for Rare Diseases at UCLA opens its doors, it will become a destination of hope for patients and their families who have struggled to find a diagnosis and treatment for their uncommon genetic illnesses.
June 21, 2019 Symposium Shares Advances in Cellular Therapies The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology and the Cellular Therapies Program at UCLA presented the Second Scientific Symposium on "Cellular Therapies: Engineering the Future," on June 13, 2019.
June 18, 2019 CTSI RAP Students Among the Presenters at UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day On May 21, 2019, CTSI co-sponsored the annual UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day at the Pauley Pavilion. Hosted by the Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences, the event is held each year during Undergraduate Research Week at UCLA.
June 18, 2019 UCLA CDI Sixth Annual Symposium Focuses on Novel Therapeutics CTSI co-sponsored the sixth annual UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) Symposium on May 29, 2019 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
June 04, 2019 Data Day Showcases UCLA Health Data Assets Presentations and recordings from the 2019 UCLA Health Data Day are now available at UCLA Health Data Day.
May 22, 2019 DIAMOND Portal Offers Clinical Research Trainings and Assessments Watch the introductory video to learn about DIAMOND and how to navigate the collection of resources--or enter the DIAMOND portal to begin using the learning space.
April 29, 2019 UCLA CURE and CTSI Select the 2019 Pilot and Feasibility Study Awardees UCLA CTSI and the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (CURE: DDRCC) at UCLA have funded CTSI/CURE Pilot and Feasibility Study Awards to six investigators for high quality and innovative research in the biology, function and diseases of the digestive system.
April 25, 2019 OptumLabs Preannounces the AARP Quality Measure Innovation Grant AARP and OptumLabs, with support from the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Incubator, will open a call for proposals for the 2019 AARP Quality Measure Innovation Grant.
April 23, 2019 CTSI Leadership to Speak at UCLA Health Data Day UCLA Health Information Technology and UCLA CTSI are hosting the UCLA Health Data Day to highlight UCLA Health's data analytics and research compute capabilities that are now available to help analysts, researchers and other stakeholders across the organization gain new insights from our data assets.
April 04, 2019 DHS-UCLA CTSI-SC CTSI Implementation Science Awardees Announced
April 04, 2019 Participate in the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge Apply for the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge through five different submission categories. The Challenge provides faculty, staff, trainees, patients, caregivers, volunteers and UCLA students the opportunity to advance long-lasting health and wellness solutions.
March 21, 2019 KL2 Scholar Piwen Wang Receives NIGMS Award to Develop Novel Prostate Cancer and Obesity Therapy Piwen Wang, a UCLA CTSI KL2 Scholar and assistant professor at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, has received a four-year $1.4 million award from NIH-NIGMS to study the effect of using a combination of natural anticancer agents, green tea and arctigenin, with a MCP-1 signaling inhibitor to aid in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer and obesity.
March 04, 2019 UCLA Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Opportunity Drives Transformative Innovation The interdisciplinary fellowships are for early-stage professionals.
March 01, 2019 CTSI-Supported “Barbershop Study” Receives Top Honor from the Clinical Research Forum
March 01, 2019 UC Pitch Day Announces Application Period On June 28, the UC Center for Accelerated Innovation (CAI), along with UC Biomedical Research, Integration and Development (BRAID) and UCI Applied Innovation, will host the University of California Pitch Day, a forum for UC faculty to pitch advanced translational programs to a group of potential investors.
February 28, 2019 TL1 Fellow Timothy Copeland Selected for Oral Presentation at ACTS Dr. Carol Mangione, leader of CTSI's Workforce Development Program, was also selected.
February 21, 2019 New Video Provides Information about NCATS' ASPIRE Design Challenges
February 19, 2019 CTSI KL2 Scholar Among Scientists Who Created Renewable Source of Cancer-fighting T Cells The T cells were generated from self-renewing pluripotent stem cells by a team that included KL2 scholar Christopher Seet.
January 14, 2019 Barbershop Study Sustainably Reduces Blood Pressure for Black Men and Expands to Nashville The success of the LA barbershop study led to a CTSA Administrative Supplement.
January 08, 2019 Join the Partner Ideas Exchange Meetings Hosted by Optum Labs
January 04, 2019 NIH Updates Affect 2019 Grant Applications The “Implementation of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule)” takes effect on January 21, 2019.
December 21, 2018 UCLA, USC and University of Illinois-Chicago CTSAs Selected as First CLIC-Supported Synergy Paper Team
December 19, 2018 LA BioMed Co-leads NIH Clinical Trial Tests Effectiveness of New Contraceptive Gel for Men
December 19, 2018 Entrepreneurial Finance Course for Biomedical Innovators The course from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is free and online.
December 18, 2018 Drop-In Statistical Consults, Wednesdays and Fridays at UCLA View the biostatistical offerings available to drop-ins at UCLA. LA BioMed offers appointments.
December 12, 2018 NIH HEAL Initiative Funding Opportunities Announced NIH recently released more than 30 funding opportunities to solicit the best and brightest research ideas as part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative.
December 04, 2018 KL2 Scholar Claudio Scafoglio and Colleagues Identify Mechanism that Fuels Cancer Cell Growth
December 03, 2018 CTSI Lent Support to Development of FDA-Approved, "Tissue Agnostic" Cancer Drug
November 30, 2018 Cancer Cells Share Genetic Features with Adult Stem Cells, Study Finds The study looked at adult stem cells that maintain and repair epithelial tissues, which line the organs and cavities inside the body.
November 30, 2018 Magnetic Stimulation Improved Bladder Control in Men with Spinal Cord Injuries Men recovered control for up to four weeks.
November 28, 2018 Remembering Loretta Jones, Health Policy Advocate Who Expanded the Role of Communities in Research
November 27, 2018 CTSI-RAP Students Available to Assist Research Teams Students help with subject screening and visits, data collection, management, and analysis, and research administration.
November 19, 2018 CTSI Congratulates Poster Competition Winners of UCLA's Mitochondria Symposium CTSI co-sponsored the awards for graduate students and postdocs.
November 09, 2018 LA BioMed Honors CTSI Associate Director Christina Wang, a Leader in the Search for a Male Contraceptive
November 06, 2018 Seven Cross-Disciplinary Teams Receive Seed Grants
November 02, 2018 Legal Status of Mexican-Heritage Latinos Affects Access to Health Services
November 01, 2018 Investigators Explore the Link between School Environment and Marijuana Use
October 26, 2018 UC BRAID Retreat Focuses on Advancing Clinical and Translational Research UC BRAID is a research consortium formed by the five University of California medical campuses with CTSAs.
October 11, 2018 CTSI Congratulates Poster Competition Winners of UC DDC Symposium CTSI co-sponsored the awards.
October 11, 2018 OptumLabs and UC Pre-announce Call for Proposals Seven UC research project teams will receive OptumLabs-funded access to its data warehouse.
October 01, 2018 CTSI Program Co-Leader, Catherine Sarkisian, Receives NIH NIA Award Her R01 award totaled a $1.65 million.
October 01, 2018 NIH Shares New Criteria for Grants Submissions after Jan. 25, 2019 are affected
September 28, 2018 NCATS Highlights CTSI-Supported Study on New Melanoma Subtypes The study offers new research directions for potential treatments.
September 18, 2018 CTSI Distinguished Speaker Series Begins Second Year on Sept 26 Learn more about the 2018-2019 CTSI Distinguished Speaker Series schedule.
September 14, 2018 UCLA Researchers Discover Effective New Antibiotic Combinations The four- and five-drug combinations are more effective than combinations of fewer drugs.
September 13, 2018 CTSI-RAP Program Marks Its First Five Years The pipeline program gives undergraduates experience in clinical research.
August 14, 2018 Guidance for Research in LA County Health System
August 14, 2018 CTSI Catalyst Award Leads to $1.5M TRDRP Grant Theodore C. Friedman and Brian Hurley of Charles R. Drew are the grant recipients.
August 14, 2018 NCATS Highlights Barbershop Study Aimed at Lowering High Blood Pressure Ron Victor of Cedars led the study.
August 02, 2018 NCATS Spotlights CTSI-Supported Opioid Research CTSI KL2 scholar John Mafi led the study.
July 27, 2018 CTSI Program Leaders, Mitch Wong and Peter Szilagyi, Receive NIH NIAID and NIDA Awards Each received an R01.
July 25, 2018 NCATS Director Christopher Austin Explains "Translational Science"
July 13, 2018 UCLA Receives $12M Grant for Novel, Late-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment The award to Steven Dubinett and Edward Garon from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will support phase 1 clinical trials.
July 11, 2018 Join a Team Science “Brainstorming” Bootcamp, Get an Amazon Gift Card Maritza Salazar Campo, director of the Team Science program, seeks participants for a study on innovative teams.
June 14, 2018 Inner Workings of Telomerase Revealed; Scientists Are the First to Capture Telomerase Making DNA
May 29, 2018 The UCLA CTSI, SC CTSI and Los Angeles County Select the 2018 Implementation Science Awardees
May 25, 2018 New App Uses Machine Learning to Interpret Babies' Cries
May 09, 2018 Presentations Available from CTSA Network's National Meeting
May 09, 2018 Doctors Prescribe Opioids at High Rates to Patients at Increased Risk for Overdose
April 24, 2018 Antoni Ribas Receives AACR's Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology
April 24, 2018 Cardiovascular Health in the U.S. Declines as Racial Disparities Narrow
April 24, 2018 Former Inmates in Experimental Program Continue with HIV Medication
April 23, 2018 Society of General Internal Medicine Honors CTSI Program Leaders Carol Mangione and Arleen Brown
April 23, 2018 "Disease in a Dish" Technology Recreates Neurons of Patients with Obesity
April 17, 2018 CTSI KL2 Program Opens Registration for 2018-19 K & Career Development Seminars Monthly seminars generally take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5:00pm. See the enclosed schedule.
April 12, 2018 Research Points to New Approaches for Treating Melanoma
April 11, 2018 Incarceration in Childhood Is Linked to Health Problems in Adulthood
April 05, 2018 Community Barbershops Connect Black Men to Treatment for High Blood Pressure
April 03, 2018 MedTech Conference Highlights Translation of Innovations in Patient Care
April 02, 2018 KL2 Scholar Claudio Scafoglio to Present New Lung Cancer Research at the ACTS Annual Meeting
March 26, 2018 Watch the CTSI Video on NIH’s Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Updates
March 23, 2018 OptumLabs Data Warehouse Awardees Seven proposals were chosen, including one from UCLA.
January 23, 2018 Researchers Map Genetic ‘Switches’ Behind Human Brain Evolution It is the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis.
January 04, 2018 UCLA Researchers Create Skeletal Muscles from Stem Cells The fibers restore dystrophin, the protein that is missing in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
January 04, 2018 CTSI Thanks Faculty Reviewers CTSI thanks faculty reviewers for their contributions in CTSI’s Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Program grant review sessions.
December 19, 2017 Novel Mouse Model Could Control Onset and Progression of Friedreich's Ataxia
December 19, 2017 Building a Learning Health Ecosystem and Expanding Impact
December 08, 2017 Loretta Jones Receives UCLA Medal Loretta Jones is an associate director of the CTSI.
December 06, 2017 OptumLabs and UC Pre-announce Call for Proposals Seven teams will receive access to OptumLabs' data warehouse.
November 15, 2017 Database Launched to Aid Search for Non-NIH Funding UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine are debuting the tool.
November 06, 2017 CTSI Congratulates Winners of the Poster and Research Talk Competitions at the Mitochondrial Symposium
October 30, 2017 Purposeful Aging Highlighted at RCMAR CHIME and CTSI Scientific Retreat
October 20, 2017 UCLA Cardiovascular Symposium Names Poster Awardees CTSI lists the winners of this year's UCLA Cardiovascular Symposium poster competition. CTSI was a co-sponsor of the event.
October 17, 2017 LA County-CTSA Implementation Science Award LOI Due Oct. 23 LOIs must be submitted by 5pm PST on October 23, 2017
September 29, 2017 New Awards to UCLA CTSI Strengthen UC BRAID
August 15, 2017 Hologram Technology Could Lead to Improved Diagnoses in Remote Areas A UCLA-developed system creates 3-D images of tissue samples without conventional lenses.
August 10, 2017 Michael Teitell Becomes Director of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Dr. Michael Teitell, the Latta endowed professor of pathology with joint appointments in the departments of pediatrics and bioengineering at UCLA, has assumed the role of Director of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and President of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation
August 09, 2017 SMART IRB Shares New Resources SMART IRB releases a new video that provides a walkthrough of the Online Reliance System.
August 02, 2017 FDA Develops Program to Ensure the Protection of Human Research Subjects The CTSI Office of Regulatory Affairs can provide assistance
July 11, 2017 Integrated Medical Records Help Reduce Disparities in HIV Care
July 06, 2017 Patricia Ganz Becomes JNCI's Editor-in-chief Dr. Patricia Ganz, a professor of health policy and management in the Fielding School of Public Health and professor of medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has assumed editorial leadership of the journal JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
June 27, 2017 Cameron Escovedo Receives the 2017 CTSI Informatics Fellowship Award Cameron Escovedo, a current Clinical Informatics Fellow at UCLA Health, has received this year's CTSI Informatics Fellowship Award.
June 23, 2017 Churchgoers Appear to Live Longer; Have Less Stress
June 22, 2017 NCATS Spotlights Teleretinal Screening Study
May 18, 2017 CTSI KL2 Scholar Siwen Hu-Lieskovan Receives Stand Up to Cancer Award to Study Drug Resistance
May 17, 2017 UC Launches Drug Discovery Consortium
May 04, 2017 Genetic Changes in Placenta Linked to Poor Fetal Weight-Gain, UCLA Scientists Find
May 02, 2017 NIH and FDA Announce New Template for IND and IDE Protocols NIH and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have created a template to help facilitate the FDA review process for NIH-funded clinical trial protocols.
May 01, 2017 CTSI Informatics Supports Opioid Addiction Study
April 24, 2017 Gene Therapy that Uses Stem Cells Restores Immune Function in Infants
April 20, 2017 Large-scale Screenings for Diabetic Retinopathy Boost Exam Rates, Reduce Wait Times UCLA researchers found that offering an eye exam for people with diabetes in a primary care setting in addition to eye clinics — where the exam is usually performed — dramatically reduced the length of time people had to wait for the exam and increased the number of people who underwent screenings.
April 11, 2017 Insomnia May Speed Aging in Older Adults, UCLA Study Finds
March 16, 2017 UCLA CTSI Joins SMART IRB UCLA CTSI is among the 64 CTSA hubs utilizing SMART IRB, the Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance platform.
March 07, 2017 The University of California CTSA Network Welcomes Stanford
March 03, 2017 Anti-inflammatory Drug Shows Promise for Treating Alcoholism, UCLA Study Finds
February 24, 2017 Master Contracts with Industry Speed Negotiations for Clinical Trials, UC Study Finds
February 21, 2017 Learn "How To" Improve Community Partnered Research View the growing series of easy-to-use brochures designed to help identify and assist with common barriers to community partnered research.
February 06, 2017 Need Assistance with Your Clinical Research Studies? The UCLA CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) aims to provide undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to hospital based medicine as well as clinical research in an academic medical center.
January 24, 2017 CTSI Offers Confidential Consultations in Research Ethics Consultations are led by the CTSI Associate Director-Ethics, Dr. Stanley Korenman. His input can facilitate the development of innovative translational science studies.
January 17, 2017 Join the NIH-sponsored Online Lecture Series on Big Data to Knowledge The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce the spring semester of the BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science.
December 16, 2016 Spinal Stimulator Recaptures Hand Motion, Strength after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Numerous new outlets reported on December 13, 2016 about an experimental spinal stimulator being tested by a team led by Dr. Daniel Lu, an associate professor of neurosurgery at UCLA.
December 16, 2016 Venture Team Competition Winners Announced
December 15, 2016 ResearchGO Offers One-Stop Website for Clinical Research The UCLA CTSI has released a website featuring tools, templates and guidance for clinical research.
December 15, 2016 CTSI Patient Advocate Named a "Health Hero" by Oprah's Magazine Carol Head, chief executive of Solve Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), was named a 2017 "Health Hero" by O, the Oprah magazine. Head is a member of the UCLA CTSI's Patient Advocacy Board.
December 01, 2016 UC BRAID Explores Transforming Health Care through a Learning Health System
November 03, 2016 Pattern of Fat Storage in Women with an Infertility Disorder May Explain Diabetes Risk
October 31, 2016 UCLA to Develop Translational Pediatric Center as Part of a Multisite NCATS CTSA Award Dr. Kohn will be the principal investigator at UCLA to collaboratively develop a network of pediatric centers with unique expertise in translation of gene therapies to more rapidly translate complex gene therapies to early phase investigator-initiated pediatric clinical trials.
October 21, 2016 Meet Our 2016 KL2 Awardees Three junior faculty trainees received K awards for their emerging contributions to clinical and translational research.
October 05, 2016 Need Assistance with Your Clinical Research Studies? The UCLA CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) aims to provide undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to hospital based medicine as well as clinical research in an academic medical center.
September 30, 2016 NIH Provides Online Course on the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) The online Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a NIH Clinical Center course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research.
September 16, 2016 Young Latino Children from Immigrant Households Face Greatest Obesity Risk, Study Finds
September 16, 2016 HHS Takes Steps to Provide More Information about Clinical Trials
September 15, 2016 CTSI Scholar Dr. Laura Payne Investigates the Causes of Menstrual Pain
August 04, 2016 Atlanta CTSI Offers Cases, Podcasts about Ethics in Scientific Research The materials from the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute are publicly available.
July 11, 2016 From Patient Screening to Scientific Communication, Undergrads Share Research UCLA undergraduate students from the CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) and the CTSI Communication of Science Program were among the 640 students who participated in the UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day at Pauley Pavilion. Learn more about their research.
June 28, 2016 UCLA CTSI Receives $69.6-Million Clinical and Translational Science Award
June 23, 2016 NCATS Spotlights Role of CTSI Voucher Program in Telomerase Discovery
June 20, 2016 CTSI TL1 Fellow Joseph Viana Receives a UC Global Food Initiative "30 Under 30" Award
June 06, 2016 Inflammation More Likely to Trigger Depressed Mood in Women than Men, UCLA Research Shows
June 01, 2016 Students Who Receive Glasses through Vision Program Do Better in School, UCLA Study Finds
May 13, 2016 Fructose Disrupts Gene Networks Linked to Brain Disorders; Omega-3 Reverses Effect
May 05, 2016 Woman-Owned Small Business Certification The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) encourages women entrepreneurs and researchers to consider Woman-Owned Business Certification (WOSB) certification as they apply for funding through the SBIR and STTR programs.
April 22, 2016 UCLA's Kelsey Martin Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, interim dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
April 07, 2016 Loan Forgiveness Program for KL2-Eligible Clinical Scholars at Rockefeller University Rockefeller University has recently obtained philanthropic support for a loan forgiveness program in addition to the NIH loan forgiveness program for KL2 eligible junior physicians scientists who join their three-year Master’s Degree Clinical Scholars Program.
April 06, 2016 View Samples of Successful R01 Applications The UCLA CTSI maintains a grant library with samples of successful applications which are available to the public as a free service.
March 31, 2016 Tips on Meeting New NIH Requirements for Grant Proposals: Rigor, Transparency and More UCLA CTSI has compiled resources to help researchers learn the latest changes in NIH requirements for grant proposals.
March 28, 2016 PCORI Awards CTSI Investigator to Alleviate Depression in LGB Populations Bowen Chung, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, was awarded $2.5 million to use engagement and education methods to help reduce depression in gay, lesbian, and bisexual populations.
March 24, 2016 CTSI Seeks Nurse Unit Director of Clinical Research Services UCLA CTSI seeks a nurse Unit Director of clinical research services to develop, implement, manage and administer pediatric and adult clinical research trial protocols in the CTRC.
February 16, 2016 CTSI Associate Director Carol Mangione Appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH, will join a diverse group of health experts working to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.
February 09, 2016 NHLBI Science Moving towArds Research Translation and Therapy (SMARTT) The NHLBI Science Moving towArds Research Translation and Therapy (SMARTT) program has been extended for a 3-year period and is planning to resume operations in February, 2016.
January 20, 2016 UC Launches New $4M Alzheimer's Disease Initiative The UC San Diego CTRI manages this initiative and invites applications.
December 04, 2015 UCLA Researchers Produce Clearest-Ever Image of Telomerase The research describes an excellent model system for structure-based identification and development of potential anticancer drugs that inhibit human teleomarase
November 30, 2015 UC BRAID Discusses Systemwide Tactics to Accelerate Research The sixth annual retreat of the University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development (UC BRAID), a consortium of the CTSAs at UC Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
November 30, 2015 Need Assistance with Your Clinical Research Studies? The UCLA CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) aims to provide undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to hospital based medicine as well as clinical research in an academic medical center.
October 22, 2015 NCATS is Now Accepting Collaborative Proposals for its Pre-Clinical Programs The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is now accepting proposals to collaborate with its Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) and Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program scientists.
October 20, 2015 Now Available! Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute CME/CE Modules The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has just released a series of six free CME/CE activities on their methods standards for patient-centered outcomes research.
October 09, 2015 FDA Issues Regulatory Science Training Fellowship
October 09, 2015 Human Research Opportunities Involving the Brain The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is offering programs with industry partners to facilitate early access to neuromodulation and recording.
October 07, 2015 Join HHS Learning Sessions on Upcoming Changes to the Protection of Human Subjects Come learn about the regulations, ask questions, and engage in discussions with experts about the rules that govern research studies in the United States.
September 21, 2015 Rolling Submission for Core Vouchers - Westwood Investigators Only
September 21, 2015 Dancing with Doctors -- New Program for Obese Patients Doctors at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital are trying a new program to help obese patients lose weight and keep it off forever. Funded in part by a CTSI-LA County DHS grant.
July 31, 2015 Writing a Grant? View Successful Applications in the CTSI Grant Library The UCLA CTSI maintains a grant library with samples of successful applications which are available to the public as a free service.
July 14, 2015 AAMC's Research on Care Community (ROCC) AAMC offers ROCC as a means for embedding research in healthcare delivery.
July 09, 2015 Hospital Readmissions for Sepsis Hospital readmissions for sepsis are highly common, extremely costly. UCLA research finds that the phenomenon takes a large toll on health care system.
June 29, 2015 Iris Cantor-CTSI Women's Health Pilot Awards Announced Five translational research projects have received the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center Executive Advisory Board-CTSI Awards for their contributions to women's health research or research where exploration of sex and gender-based differences is relevant.
June 29, 2015 Working on a Grant? New Data Available for Cohort Discovery CTSI participates in two networks—UC-ReX LADR—that give researchers access to patient counts derived from de-identified electronic health record data.
June 23, 2015 UCLA Collaboratory Provides Genomic Data Analysis Facilitation The UCLA Collaboratory is a central component of the Institute for Quantitative & Computational Biosciences (QCB) and provides the experimental and empirical research environment where bioscientists and computational scientists work together to design systems and conduct experiments to improve our understanding of biological systems.
May 29, 2015 Portable Finger-Probe Device Can Successfully Measure Liver Function in Potential Organ Donors A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found.
May 28, 2015 Community Partners in Care Wins International Award for for Academic-Community Collaboration UCLA CTSI partner, Community Partners in Care, was awarded the 2015 Community Campus Partnerships for Health Award
May 07, 2015 Apply Now to Mentor DGSOM Medical Students Are you interested in working with a medical student from the David Geffen School of Medicine?
April 30, 2015 CTSI Biomedical Informatics Module Starts 5/14 -- Register Now! This module familiarizes participants with the basic principles of biomedical informatics demonstrated by ongoing projects and services across the CTSI sites. Participants are exposed to CTSI-specific tools and other popular applications that facilitate the management and analysis of clinical and experimental data. Open to the public.
April 28, 2015 National Research Council Releases Report on Team Science
April 27, 2015 Now Available! Webinar on the New NIH Biosketch Format Watch a webinar describing how the NIH has recently updated its format and guidelines for biosketches, to be effective on all applications beginning May 25, 2015.
April 22, 2015 Missed the Pathfinder Award Webinar? View It Now View the recording of the Pathfinder RFA Webinar.
April 21, 2015 UCLA Researchers Receive Prestigious Award Drs. Gregg Fonarow and Jeffrey Saver, professors in the division of Cardiology and Neurology respectively at UCLA, were among the distinguished award recipients of a Clinical Research Forum Clinical Research Achievement Award.
April 16, 2015 Gordon Research Conference Puts Spotlight on CTSI-Supported Cartilage Research Biagio Saitta, Ph.D., a research scientist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, presented a novel approach for studying defects in cartilage development at 2015 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Cartilage Biology and Pathology in Galveston, Texas.
March 31, 2015 As CTSI Mentors Look On, High School Students Showcase Research Eighteen Long Beach Polytechnic High School students enrolled in a CTSI-supported biomedical research course showcased their research at a symposium at Cedars-Sinai on Feb. 24.
March 26, 2015 I-Corps Training for UCLA Life Sciences and Healthcare Innovators
March 02, 2015 NCATS Funding for Small Businesses: Late Application Deadline Apr. 20 NCATS has four open funding opportunities through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
March 02, 2015 For Older Adults, a Solution to Sleepless Nights Researchers at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior say they've found a relatively simple mind-body intervention that assists adults aged 55 and older in sleeping better without a pill.
February 18, 2015 Remembering Lee Goodglick
February 18, 2015 Participate in BRIDGES, an NSF-funded Project for Interdisciplinary Research Teams The UCLA CTSI is recruiting interdisciplinary research teams to participate in an NSF-funded research project (National Science Foundation, SciSIP, Award #1262754 – BRIDGES: Building Resources through Integrating Disciplines for Group Effectiveness in Science).
February 11, 2015 NCATS to Issue CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards NCATS has announced its intent to publish funding opportunities for Collaborative Innovation Awards through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program.
February 10, 2015 SBIR/STTR Standard Application Deadlines Have Changed To better serve small business community needs, the NIH has changed its Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Omnibus grant applications.
February 10, 2015 NCATS to Issue CTSA Innovation Center Funding Opportunities NCATS announced the intent to publish new funding opportunities for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program
February 09, 2015 CTSI Core Voucher Online Submission Opens Feb 23 Voucher Application Online Submission: Opens Monday, February 23, 2015
January 30, 2015 Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society
January 26, 2015 UC Translational Medicine Leaders Chart Course at Annual Retreat Representatives of UC BRAID held an annual retreat at UC San Diego to plot the future growth for clinical and translational research initiatives.
December 19, 2014 LA Times features UCLA "Big Data" Initiative CTSI is part of a multimillion-dollar effort to harness information from electronic health records for research. Biomedical Informatics Leader Dr. Doug Bell is leading the CTSI effort.
December 02, 2014 UC CAI Announces Tech Grant Funding Opportunity UC CAI anticipates awarding Technology Development Grants worth up to $200K each in grant and local support for development of novel technologies that address heart, lung and blood diseases.
November 06, 2014 Dr. A. Eugene Washington lauded for leadership in improving nation's health care Vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. A. Eugene Washington will receive the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 8 in Chicago. He is being honored as a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people.
October 01, 2014 Understanding PCORI from Application to Closeout
July 28, 2014 NCATS Launches Chemical Toxicity Data Model Competition Participate in NCATS' Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) Data Challenge 2014, a competition to develop computational models that can better predict chemical toxicity. The Tox21 initiative is designed to improve current toxicity assessment methods, which are slow and costly.
July 22, 2014 CTSI Investigator, Tomas Ganz, to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture The American Society of Hematology will honor Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD, of UCLA with the 2014 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture for his groundbreaking research in iron homeostasis.
July 10, 2014 Mystery Disease Grant Draws Wide Attention UCLA CTSI will handle all UCLA patient studies being done for the NIH's Undiagnosed Diseases Network as part of a new $7.2 million grant to fund research into mystery diseases.
July 02, 2014 Online Presentation for CTSI Grant-Application-Management Tool The CTSI Rapid Response Team has a presentation, video recording, fact sheet and questions & answer list available on their grant application management tool.
June 17, 2014 NCATS Working Group Releases CTSA Recommendations On May 16, 2014, an NCATS Advisory Council Working Group issued a report in response to the Institute of Medicine’s findings regarding the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program.
June 17, 2014 NCATS Issues Annual Report Read the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences newly released and first annual report, which highlights its major milestones, programs and initiatives.
June 10, 2014 CTSI Website Has New Look, Features The CTSI website has been entirely redesigned to better serve the research community.
May 12, 2014 ACTS Team Science Award Goes to CPIC and Witness 4 Wellness The Community Partners in Care (CPIC) Steering Council and its predecessor, the Witness 4 Wellness Council, has been awarded the 2014 Team Science Award.
April 17, 2014 NIH Change to the Resubmission Policy NIH announced a policy change that allows an applicant to submit a grant application as a new application, even if it has previously been reviewed by NIH, without requiring the applicant to substantially redesign the content and scope of the project.
April 15, 2014 NYT Cites E-Cigarette Study
April 15, 2014 Denise Aberle Receives Clinical Research Acheivement Award
April 11, 2014 New Cell-Harvesting Method May One Day Benefit People with Corneal Blindness
April 11, 2014 Breath Test Results May Be Linked to Gut Microbe and Obesity
April 11, 2014 MRI May Offer Lower-Risk Way to Measure Pancreatic Volume
April 07, 2014 CTSI KL2 Scholars and TL1 Trainee to Present at ACTS-AFMR Translational Meeting The UCLA CTSI have four KL2 Scholars and one TL1 trainee who have been selected to present posters at the Annual Translational Science Meeting which is being jointly sponsored by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) on April 9-11, 2014 in Washington, DC.
April 04, 2014 Petra Kaufmann Joins NCATS as Clinical Innovation Director Petra Kaufmann, M.D., M.Sc., will serve as director of the NCATS Division of Clinical Innovation (DCI) beginning May 4, 2014. Her new role will include overseeing the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program with the aim of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the translational process from scientific discovery through clinical research to improved health outcomes.
April 03, 2014 ACTS Team Science Award Goes to CPIC and Witness 4 Wellness The Community Partners in Care (CPIC) Steering Council and its predecessor, the Witness 4 Wellness Council, has been awarded the 2014 Team Science Award.
April 02, 2014 Now Accepting Applications for Medical Genetics T-32 Training Grant This is a call for applications for the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program.
March 04, 2014 CTRC-Westwood Offers Specialized Scopes with High Definition Imaging Systems Specialized scopes are now available in the Clinical and Translational Research Center at Westwood (UCLA) for Endoscopy, Esophogastroscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Bronchoscopy and Colonoscopy for Adult and Pediatric Research Studies
February 18, 2014 CTSI Announces CTRC-Westwood Seed Grant Awardees CTRC Seed Grants provide investigators funding for pilot studies that utilize CTRC services and facilities at UCLA-Westwood.
February 17, 2014 UCLA CTSI Center for Translational Technologies (CTT) Core Vouchers
January 28, 2014 Small Businesses: Don't Miss Upcoming Application Deadlines
January 09, 2014 CTSI-Supported Preclinical Study Suggests E-Cigarettes May Promote Lung Cancer in High-risk Individuals Exposing human lung cells carrying genetic mutations associated with high risk for lung cancer to the chemicals in electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor enhanced the cells' cancerous behaviors, according to preliminary results presented at the Third AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on the Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer, held Jan. 6–9.
January 08, 2014 Rolling Submission for Core Vouchers - Westwood Only Under this Pilot RFA, the CTSI will award approximately 12 vouchers worth up to $8,000 in core services to investigators from UCLA Westwood only.
December 17, 2013 NCATS to Launch Minihepcidin Pre-Clinical Project The discovery of minihepcidins at UCLA has led to a BrIDGs program funded by NIH Commons and led by NCATS.
December 12, 2013 Call for Submissions from Undergrads in CTSI Faculty Labs Currently, the USJ is looking for article submissions. If you have students in your labs conducting a 199 project or finishing an honors thesis, we encourage you to let them know about the Undergraduate Science Journal
November 14, 2013 Consortium Steering Committee Showcases CTSA Abstracts Collection of abstracts highlights programs, processes and projects developed by CTSAs across the country
October 14, 2013 UC ReX: a UC Shared Data Resource The UC ReX Data Explorer enables search of 12 million de-identified patient records from the 5 UC medical centers with one query
September 26, 2013 NHLBI Awards UC CTSAs $12 million for Center for Accelerated Innovation
September 13, 2013 Interested in Clinical Research Networking? CTRC monthly clinical research networking seminars
August 27, 2013 CTSI Biostatisticians Collaborate with UCLA Dentistry to Receive $5 Million NIH Award Research could yield new method for detecting stomach cancer and other diseases
August 13, 2013 Collaborate with NCATS Scientists NCATS researchers actively are seeking collaborators in multiple areas
July 25, 2013 Scientists Find Disease Clues in Saliva An experimental device from UCLA scientists has successfully detected evidence of lung cancer in the saliva of diseased mice.
July 24, 2013 Summer Course on Grant & Clinical Protocol Development Begins July 15 This year’s anticipated UCLA CTSI Clinical and Translational Research Workshop focuses on grant and clinical protocol development and has a record 34 students registered from the partners institutions, USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
July 15, 2013 Dr. Lola Ogunyemi of CDU to Chair NIH Advisory Committee
July 02, 2013 CTSI Pre-Announces Funding Opportunities
June 25, 2013 IOM Report Recommends New Opportunities for CTSAs A new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses progress and recommends a path forward to improve the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program
June 18, 2013 Minihepcidin Research Featured on Univision's Primero Noticias UCLA researcher, Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD, and colleagues are featured on a video detailing UCLA's current work to develop a substance that can do the work of Hepcidin in patients with iron absorption problems
June 13, 2013 CTSI Publication Awards Announced Authors of three high-impact, peer-reviewed papers have received CTSI Publication Awards for their contributions to clinical and translational research.
June 10, 2013 New! Central Point of Access to UCLA Pathology Core Laboratories and Services
June 10, 2013 Implementation Portal & Sample Grants Available Online From UNC CTSA
May 28, 2013 CTSI KL2 Awardees Announced
May 13, 2013 Giannini Foundation Competition Winners Announced For the last 62 years the Giannini Foundation (A.P. Giannini was the founder of Bank of America) has sponsored a three-year postdoctoral fellowship competition among the eight accredited medical schools in California. Coordination of the Giannini competition at UCLA is a collaboration between the DGSOM Dean’s Office and the UCLA CTSI. This year there were 139 applicants for seven fellowships.
May 02, 2013 UCLA Research Team Receives $11 Million for Stroke-Prevention Research A CTSI Team Science Award of $150,000 to Barbara Vickery, MD, MPH, vice chair and professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, enabled the team to obtain data in support of the successful NINDS application.
April 30, 2013 CTSI Seeks Investigators to Pilot Clinical Research Data Warehouse CTSI invites UCLA faculty on the Westwood campus to pilot the University of California Research eXchange (UC- ReX), an electronic system for estimating the size of potential research study cohorts.
April 25, 2013 UCLA Researcher Receives $9-million NIMH Contract for “Fast Fail” Studies of Autism Drugs James McCracken, MD, a professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and colleagues, have received a new $9 million contract from the National Institute of Mental Health to launch an ambitious program to rapidly test the most promising new drugs that may help restore normal development and brain function in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
April 22, 2013 CTSI Training Program in Translational Science Accepting Applications (Master of Science in Clinical Research & Certificate Track)
April 15, 2013 CTSI Accelerates the Translation of Scientific Discoveries into Clinical Treatments UCLA Health Employee Newsletter Spotlights CTSI
April 11, 2013 White House Releases FY 2014 NCATS Budget The request, released Apr. 10, includes $462.503 million for the national CTSA program, an increase of a 0.2 percent over the FY 2012 actual level.
April 10, 2013 Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD on the Future of Biomedical Research In his Apr. 4 JAMA commentary, Dr. Emanuel argues that, in these lean times, NIH and the larger biomedical community must focus research on technologies that lower health care costs and enhance value.
April 02, 2013 UCLA Engineering to Lead $1.6 Million Study of Bacteria Colonies A collaboration led by the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has been awarded a $1.6-million grant to study the formation of colonies of bacteria, with the goals of improving treatment of infections and exploring beneficial uses of bacteria in biofuels and other applications.
March 28, 2013 CTSI Provides High School Students with Hands-on Experience Sixteen Long Beach Polytechnic High School students enrolled in a CTSI-supported biomedical research course recently showcased their research at a poster session at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
February 25, 2013 White House OSTP Moves to Increase Access to Research Results The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Feb. 22 directed federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication and to require researchers to better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded scientific research
February 06, 2013 UCLA and CDU Scientists Gain New Insights into Communication by Cancer Cells Cancer cells and dying cells appear to communicate with nearby normal nerve cells without being physically connected to them, a team of CTSI-supported scientists from UCLA and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science have found.
January 30, 2013 Investigators May Request CTSI Services Online  
January 28, 2013 UCLA Study: Obese Children Face Broad Risks to Health Compared to kids who are not overweight, obese children are at nearly twice the risk of having three or more reported medical, mental or developmental conditions, the UCLA researchers found. Overweight children had a 1.3 times higher risk.
January 07, 2013 High-Impact Gut-Fungi Research Receives UCLA CTSI Publication Award Cedar-Sinai Medical Center researchers David Underhill, PhD and Iliyan Iliev, PhD received a UCLA CTSI Publication Award for research that showed an important link between intestinal fungi and inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis.
January 01, 2013 ASBMR-CTSA Partnership Planning Award: Now Accepting Letters of Intent  
January 01, 2013 UCLA Scientists Develop Potential New Treatment for Iron-Overload Disorders With support from the CTSI, UCLA scientists have developed a potential new treatment for diseases that cause destructive amounts of iron to accumulate in the heart, liver and other vital organs.
October 30, 2012 UCLA CTSI presence at the 11th Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research International Conference UCLA CTSI Director, Steven Dubinett, MD, participated in the 11th Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research International Conference and discussed the advantages of the CTSI during his educational session on “The Clinical and Translational Science Award Program: Transdisciplinary Teams in Cancer Prevention Research” on Tuesday, October 16th.
October 18, 2012 Faculty Honors for UCLA CTSI Faculty We have two new members of the Institute of Medicine and a new recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Award, also known as the "genius" grant.
October 10, 2012 Sarah Dry, M.D. Among Recipients of $2 million NIH Grant Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Dry of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, who, along with two UCSF colleagues, was recently awarded a $2 million NIH Supplemental Grant over a three year period. This outstanding accomplishment represents the first potential step to creating an integrated UC biorepository network.
October 08, 2012 VIDEO: Dr. Antoni Ribas Discusses New Combination Therapy to Treat Metastatic Melanoma In this 13-minute interview, Dr. Antoni Ribas of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center provides an overview of the latest positive advancements in the use of combination BRAF and MEK inhibition to treat metastic melanoma. These latest findings suggest strong support for testing the combination therapy in future human clinical trials, which Jonsson Cancer Center researchers hope to launch within two years.
October 05, 2012 Escalation With Overdose Control (EWOC) has a new Home at Cedars Sinai Escalation With Overdose Control is a Bayesian adaptive dose finding design that produces consistent sequences of doses while controlling the probability that patients are overdosed. EWOC was the first dose‐finding procedure to directly incorporate the ethical constraint of minimizing the chance of treating patients at unacceptably high doses.
July 27, 2012 Nursing Professor Wins Prestigious Pathfinder Award Dr. Koniak-Griffin was selected by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) to receive the 2012 Pathfinder Award.
July 01, 2012 RFP for NIH-Industry Pilot Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules