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

2021 Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center (Virtual) Retreat

Join us Monday, May 10 for the Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center’s annual (virtual) retreat, hosted by the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Emory University. Advances in the delivery of molecular and biological therapeutics that will enhance the body’s ability to heal itself will...

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...

Now enrolling new participants for a microbiome study! Please send your name, phone number and email address to if you are interested in participating! ... See MoreSee Less
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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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