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 the Vice President for 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 article published in Columns

UGA Columns has published an article on the CTRU preceding the upcoming open house. Read the full story here:  

CTRU Open House

Please join us for the one-year anniversary celebration and open house at the Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU), Friday, January 27 from 3-5pm. UGA investigators and trainees are invited to learn more about clinical and translational research pilot grants, CTRU services available to investigators,...

CTRU welcomes new seed grant studies

Six CTRU seed grants were recently awarded to investigator teams to start new clinical and translational research studies at the unit. The CTRU is excited to welcome these new investigator teams and their studies: Jamie A. Cooper, PhD (Foods and Nutrition) and Ronald Pegg, PhD (Food...


Are you a young man who runs frequently or do you know someone who does? We are now enrolling for a nutrition and exercise study- see below for more details.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Open House and Anniversary celebration last Friday! We had lots of fun celebrating with old friends and meeting new colleagues!

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