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

CTRU announces FY20 seed grant opportunity

The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) has just announced an opportunity for FY20 funding (up to $40,000) to support pilot studies based in the CTRU. Proposals are due by May 31, 2019. For more details, please review the seed grant announcement.

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The UGA Clinical and Translational Research Unit needs your help to find first-time parents of young toddlers (ages 12-18 months) for a study on how parenting beliefs may affect health and relationships. Couples who are parenting their first child (ages 12-18 months) can call the CTRU at 706-713-2721 for eligibility screening and more information. Saturday appointments are available! We aim to make this as easy as possible for the parents- let us know how we can help. See flyer below for further details. Thank you!

The UGA Clinical and Translational Research Unit is enrolling individuals between the ages of 50-75 for a nutrition study. If you are in this age range and have high cholesterol that is not being treated with cholesterol-lowering medications, you may be eligible. See flyer below for more details and call the number listed for eligibility screening and more information. Thank you!

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