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Clinical and Translational Science Center

Clinical and Translational Science Center

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The UC Davis CTSC includes the following programs that offer a wide range of services for investigators:

Research Education, Training and Career Development
A comprehensive clinical and translational research training and career-development program with six affiliated training programs and partnerships within and beyond UC Davis.

The program focuses on scholars who are advancing in career development, including graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members.
Biomedical Informatics
Provides database design support to develop HIPAA-compliant forms and databases that enable researchers to easily capture research data using protocol-specific information and appropriate coding standards and terminology; electronic medical record data retrieval support to extract Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved clinical data in spreadsheet format for retrospective analysis and prospective follow up; terminology services to apply national and international ontology standards for biomedical informatics data-sharing activities; and data management consultation services for grant submissions as well as existing and planned research projects.

Also offers monthly sessions for trainees and medical residents completing CTSC research rotations.
Clinical Research Center
Offers highly trained staff and facilities for research. The VA Medical Center has nine beds, a metabolic kitchen, laboratory, body composition unit and video recording equipment. Flexibly designed patient rooms accommodate inpatient and outpatient activities. The CCRC team furnishes resources wherever principal investigators need support, including community facilities, Ticon 1, UC Davis Medical Center and its clinics, and homes of study participants.

Staff includes a nurse practitioner, exercise physiologist, research dietitian, lab technician and research coordinators to conduct evaluations and gather research data.
Clinical Trials Resource Group
Facilitates compliance with IRB, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Medicare regulations for clinical research by: providing logistical support for clinical trials, including review of IRB materials, coding for clinical study protocols and analysis of and consultation for FDA submissions; educational seminars and in-service training; and monitoring for investigator-initiated clinical studies.

The group facilitates efficiency by working closely with Compliance, Business Contracts, IRB, Finance, Patient Billing, Health Information Management and other research-related units at the health system.