AU/UGA Medical Partnership student Adolphia Lauture (left) oversees a study visit
Foods and Nutrition PhD student Kristine Polley measures resting metabolic rate
Clinical Research Nurse Krissy Capitano working in the lab
Study coordinator Tiana Tauiliili oversees an exercise training study visit

What is the CTRU?

The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU), located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, supports investigators to conduct clinical and translational studies that advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of human disease. For students and health sciences trainees, the unit provides opportunities to learn how laboratory discoveries are translated into improved patient outcomes.

The CTRU is an initiative of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and the UGA Office of the Vice President for Research.

Participate in a Study

The research conducted at the CTRU would not happen if not for the generous actions of our volunteer study participants. The CTRU has many opportunities for members of the Athens-area community to become involved in important research that can impact health and quality of life for current and future generations. Check out our current list of studies to see if you may qualify, and/or sign up to receive email alerts for new studies below. Thank you!

News and Events

2017 Academic & Industry Intersection Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 Academic & Industry Intersection Conference May 10, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. The one-day conference will be exploring the theme “From Sensors to Big Data: Personalized & Population Health in the Digital Age.” Registration is $20 for UGA faculty, staff...

CTRU article published in Columns

UGA Columns has published an article on the CTRU preceding the upcoming open house. Read the full story here:  

CTRU Open House

Please join us for the one-year anniversary celebration and open house at the Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU), Friday, January 27 from 3-5pm. UGA investigators and trainees are invited to learn more about clinical and translational research pilot grants, CTRU services available to investigators,...


The Flu Vaccine Study is now closed. The CTRU thanks the 150+ participants who volunteered their time (and blood!) in the name of science. Kudos to Dr. Ross and his study team for all of the hard work. Special thanks to the lab for all of the pickups.
If you missed out on participating in this study be sure to visit to sign up for future study alerts.

Registration now open for the 2017 Academic & Industry Intersection Conference, May 10, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. See flyer below and visit for more information.

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