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Participant and Clinical Interactions Program (PCI)

UCLA Clinical and Translational Research Center personnel work with special populations in high-quality clinical research centers.


To maintain the validity of clinical studies, inclusion of special populations is essential. The Participant and Clinical Interactions Program (PCI) provides the incentives and infrastructure to integrate special populations into safe, high-quality clinical research that is responsive to community needs.


Ensure research is safe, high quality and responsive to community needs. 

  • Engage special populations in clinical research by creating a mobile clinical research center that aims to remove physical and geographic barriers thereby bridging the gap between community health care and clinical research 
  • Use vouchers to incentivize research in special populations and broaden the research base 
  • Create a Phase 1 clinical research unit focused on T1 and T2 clinical trials