The UGA community is invited to attend the Clinical and Translational Research Unit’s anniversary celebration and open house, 3-5 p.m., Jan. 27 on UGA’s Health Sciences Campus.
The event celebrates the success of the CTRU as a resource for investigators conducting clinical and translational research that advances the understanding,
prevention and treatment of human disease at UGA. Attendees will learn more about clinical and translational research pilot grants, CTRU services available to investigators, opportunities for expanding your research and collaboration through the CTRU, as well as clinical and translational science experience and education for trainees. Tours and refreshments will be available. The CTRU is directed by Brad Phillips, Millikan-Reeve Professor and Head, Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy.
In the last year, more than 250 participants have enrolled in a wide variety of studies conducted by principal investigators at UGA, the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership, and physicians in the Athens medical community. Investigators who have conducted studies represent the colleges of Public Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and Arts and Sciences.
Currently six studies are in progress. Studies currently recruiting participants include:
- Immune Response to Influenza Vaccine (PI: Ted Ross, UGA Center for Vaccines and Immunology). Participants ages 65-90 who have not yet received the flu vaccine are especially needed.
- Investigation of epigenetic regulation of body weight and heart disease among individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (PI: Brad Phillips, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy)
- Antioxidant Responses to Exercise and Cherry Consumption. Principal Investigator: Jamie Cooper, Foods & Nutrition.
- Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Atherosclerotic Determinants of Myocardial Ischemia (CREDENCE). (PI: Erick Avelar, MD, AU/UGA Medical Partnership)