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

2018 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Precision Medicine

Registration is now open for the 2018 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference, being held June 8, 2018 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA. The Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference is the primary annual educational and networking event for the Pediatric Research Alliance. This conference brings together both basic and...

Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference, Feb. 22-23, 2018

Registration is now open for the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference, being held Feb. 22-23, 2018 in Braselton, GA. Day one of the conference will focus on teaching attendees  about Georgia CTSA services and ways the alliance accelerates clinical and translational science in Georgia and beyond....

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...


We are now enrolling adults (ages 19-49) who have not received a flu shot in the last 2 years for a research study to look at different ways of presenting vaccine information. See flyer below for further details.

For anyone who has not yet received a flu shot this season but would like to get one: we have a few spots left for our study of immune system response to the flu vaccine. See below for more details.

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