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  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

CTRU announces seed grant awards for FY20

Eight CTRU seed grants were recently awarded to investigator teams to start new clinical and translational research studies using CTRU resources. The CTRU is excited to work with these principal investigators and their studies in the coming year: Benjamin Brainard, VMD (Dept. of Small Animal...

CTRU announces FY20 seed grant opportunity

The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) has just announced an opportunity for FY20 funding (up to $40,000) to support pilot studies based in the CTRU. Proposals are due by May 31, 2019. For more details, please review the seed grant announcement.

Have you tested positive for COVID-19? The CTRU is currently enrolling for a new study to understand immune responses to the virus that causes COVID-19. See flyer below for more information. Please note we are not conducting any testing for COVID-19. Please contact us at or leave a voicemail at 706-713-2721 (responses may be delayed) if you are interested in participating or would like more information. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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The UGA Clinical and Translational Research Unit is enrolling individuals living with HIV for a research study of the immune system. See flyer below for more details and call the number listed for eligibility screening and more information. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Now enrolling individuals ages 50-85 for a flu vaccine study. See flyer below for more information, or contact us at 706-713-2721 to learn more or to enroll in the study. ... See MoreSee Less
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