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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

We are currently enrolling for a one-visit study to understand immune cell functions. These study visits occur at 8:30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, last about half an hour, and involve a blood draw and questionnaire. See flyer below for more information. Please contact us at ctru@uga.edu or call 706-713-2721 if you are interested in participating or would like more information. Please leave a good phone number for us to contact you and good times to call you, whether you email or leave a voicemail. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Does your blood pressure measure high? We are looking for individuals who have high blood pressure (top number measures at or above 140), with or without medication, to participate in a research study. You do not need to be diagnosed with high blood pressure/hypertension. See below for more information, and contact us at ctru@uga.edu or 706-713-2721 if interested. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are now enrolling for a study to evaluate a sleep monitoring device. We are looking for individuals who have high blood pressure (top number at or above 140), regardless of medication. See below for more information, and contact us at ctru@uga.edu or 706-713-2721 if interested. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Read the latest Director’s Message from NCATS Director Joni Rutter, Ph.D.! Her message shares how the #CTSAProgram addresses big barriers to #ClinicalTrials. Learn about the solutions & the #TranslationalScience principles they use. https://go.nih.gov/dNkVjs5

Join @ITHS_UW as they host @NUCATSInstitute KL2 Scholar @cehaywood on June 24 at 2 p.m. CT. Haywood will discuss under recognized healthcare disparities experienced by people with disabilities in the United States — https://tinyurl.com/y5b2nna8

The NCATS Toolkit needs your help to educate and empower patient groups! We are looking for resources like tools, templates, checklists & more. Learn how we can build the #RareDiseases patient community and advance research together: https://go.nih.gov/ehRz9yQ

📌Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:00. Georgia CTSA Lunch & Learn with Informatics Experts: SPARK2 - A Near-Real-Time Explainable #Sepsis Prediction Tool

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