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...

Have you had strep throat recently?The UGA Clinical and Translational Research Unit is seeking individuals who have had a diagnosis of strep throat in the past 8 weeks to do a research study on immune response to infectious diseases. See flyer below for more information. Please contact us at or call 706-713-2721 if you would like more information. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are now enrolling for a study to evaluate a sleep monitoring device. We need individuals whose blood pressure is either high (top number at or above 140) or low (top number at or below 100), regardless of medication. See below for more information, and contact us at if interested. ... See MoreSee Less
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Now enrolling children ages 10-17 who have not yet received their flu shot this season for our flu vaccine study. See below for details, and contact for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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