The mission of the Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) is to provide resources for investigators in Georgia to conduct clinical and translational research with human participants with the goal of improving health through advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The CTRU also aims to provide learning opportunities to students to gain valuable training and experience in clinical and translational research.


The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU), located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, opened in late 2015 with the goal of supporting investigators who wish to conduct sponsored or pilot clinical and translational studies that advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of human diseases. For students and health sciences trainees, the unit provides opportunities to gain experience in clinical research and learn how laboratory discoveries are translated into improved patient outcomes. We welcome investigators to visit our Researcher Resources section for more information on services and resources the CTRU can provide to make your study a success. Contact us to set up a tour of the facility or to get more information about services. All members of the UGA or Athens area community are invited to volunteer in our studies; visit our Volunteer for Research section for more information. The CTRU is an initiative of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and the UGA Office of Research.