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

Georgia CTSA Request for Proposals -Due November 15

Georgia CTSA announces up to $230,000 in pilot grant opportunities over two categories: Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies (PTCS) – $200,000 (as many as five awards of up to $40,000 each in total direct costs) to develop and support innovative approaches to advance translational science...

CTRU Seed Grant Funding Announcement

The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) has just announced an opportunity for FY18 funding (up to $40,000) to support pilot studies based in the CTRU. Proposals are due by August 21st, 2017. For more details, please review the seed grant announcement.


We are now enrolling children ages 12-17 for a study of immune system response to the flu vaccine. See below for more details.

Georgia CTSA announces up to $230,000 in pilot grant opportunities to support clinical and translational research. For more information:

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