University of California, Davis

Mission Statement

Now entering its 16th consecutive year, the CTSC continues to serve biomedical research projects by providing services and resources to investigators, staff, scholars and trainees, and community partners. As an honest and resourceful broker, the CTSC partners with UC Davis schools and colleges engaged in life science and translational research to support collaborative projects with the potential to improve health care. The CTSC provides centralized resources dedicated to facilitating biomedical research through innovation, collaboration, and expertise. As an extension of our national consortium, the CTSC is charged with advancing human health through:

1) Training and cultivating the translational science workforce
2) Engaging patients and communities in every phase of the translational process
3) Promoting the integration of special and underserved populations in translational research across the human lifespan
4) Innovating processes to increase the quality and efficiency of translational research, particularly of multisite trials
5) Advancing the use of cutting-edge informatics

Through its various programs and resources, the UC Davis CTSC provides the essential infrastructure for building research teams of the future to improve human health.

At a Glance

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Programs

UL1 Award

KL2 Award

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Funded Years
2012 - 2020
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Consortium News

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, program director of the UC Davis CTSC Community Engagement program, was invited to provide commentary on another team's publication. The article, published Sept. 15, focuses on farmers’ lack of access to health care during COVID-19.
The UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, in close collaboration with UC Davis CTSC Community Engagement program, partnered with the Solano County Behavioral Health Division (SCBH) and three community-based organizations to carry out the project. The Solano County Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM) project is anchored in the national Culturally and
With support from the CTSC, Diana Miglioretti started a pilot project leading to new discoveries that contribute to personalized medicine. Miglioretti is co-senior author of a new study that shows women 75 and older who have dense breasts are at higher risk of breast cancer. The research fills an information gap and could affect whether older women receive breast cancer screening mammography. Read

Educational Content

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CTSpedia was created as a national effort to collect wisdom, tools, educational materials, and other items useful for clinical and translational researchers and to provide timely and useful advice to clinical and translational researchers with specific problems. About the CTSpedia Project CTSpedia started as a pilot project initiated in 2007 at UCSF. The project was initiated to form an
I-Corps Regional Short Course
University Of California Davis
Based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, the premier federally-funded innovation and commercialization training in the U.S., I-Corps@NCATS provides biomedical scientists, clinician scientists, and engineers with a new approach to accelerate the translation of discoveries from the lab to clinical practice. WHO: Teams of faculty, postdocs, and/or students with
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Data-Driven Research for Better Health This interdisciplinary day highlights the latest innovation, applications, and training in health data sciences, and will involve speakers and attendees from across UC Davis and its health research partners. Data Science Workshops Introductory and intermediate data science workshops in population outcomes or Natural Language Processing. Data Resources and

Poster Sessions

University Of California Davis

The UC Davis CTSC applied the CTSA program goals to assist the division of pulmonary and sleep medicine with the recruitment, examination, and treatment of a diverse array of participants into an industry-funded COVID-19 vaccine trial. The project encompassed all five of the CTSA program goals and resulted in a robust study population. The first 80 subjects were recruited, screened, and scheduled

University Of California Davis

The vibrant partnership between the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM) and School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) goes back to the inception of the medical school in 1972. The SVM is a premier veterinary school ranked 1st in federal funding. The UC Davis SOM is one of the fastest rising U.S. medical schools with regard to research and has advanced from 57th to 29th in NIH ranking since the inception

Publications

An environmental air sampler to evaluate personal exposure to volatile organic compounds

A micro fabricated chip-based wearable air sampler was used to monitor the personnel exposure of volatile chemical concentrations in microenvironments. Six teenagers participated in this study and 14 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including naphthalene, 3-decen-1-ol, hexanal, nonanal, methyl

Impact of prescription drug monitoring program mandate on postoperative opioid prescriptions in children

Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) have been established to combat the opioid epidemic, but there is no data on their efficacy in children. We hypothesized that a statewide PDMP mandate would be associated with fewer opioid prescriptions in pediatric surgical patients. Patients 

Health Care Provider Practices and Perceptions During Family-Centered Rounds With Limited English-Proficient Families

To increase understanding of current practices and perceptions of family-centered rounds (FCR) by providers for limited English-proficient (LEP) families relative to English-proficient families. Using grounded theory methodology, we conducted ethnographic observations of FCR for LEP and English

Research and Operational Tools

University Of California Davis

In the COVID-19 crisis, the Clinical and Translational Science Center in partnership with StudyPages, is contributing to keeping our participants safe. More and more teams are using the StudyPages platform to recruit and manage study participants remotely. StudyPages has a modern cloud phone (VoIP) solution for clinical research.

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UC Davis CTSC Community Engagement Program Director Provides Invited Commentary for JAMA September 23, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC Community Engagement Partnership Completes 5-Year Project September 23, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC-Funded Investigator Makes Strides in Breast Health Research September 08, 2021 Consortium News
CTSC Community Engagement Director to Present at UC Davis Health Equity Conference September 07, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC Community Engagement Co-Director Selected as HACU Leadership Academy Fellow September 07, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC partners with community to improve social and behavioral health August 31, 2021 Consortium News
CTSC Biostatisticians complete retrospective vaccine study at UC Davis Medical Center August 23, 2021 Consortium News
International team of researchers, led by UC Davis Health, discover potential new approach to treating psoriatic joint inflammation June 16, 2021 Consortium News
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola Receives UC Davis School of Medicine's 2021 Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award June 11, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis Distinction Awarded to Heather Siefkes, CTSC KL2 Scholar June 01, 2021 Consortium News
Celebrating translational science researchers at UC Davis April 23, 2021 Consortium News
Director of the UC Davis CTSC Clinical Trials Office Discusses the Importance of Clinical Research April 09, 2021 Consortium News
New research at UC Davis Health seeks to reduce birth injury causing shoulder, arm and hand paralysis March 09, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis Health's new mini-medical school seeks to engage, serve Sacramento’s Vietnamese community February 26, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis Licenses Novel COVID-19 Lung Treatment Using Inhaled Statins to InVixa, Inc January 26, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC Clinical Research Center Recognized for COVID Trial Support January 12, 2021 Consortium News
UC Davis rolls out free saliva-based COVID testing for Davis community December 15, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC KL2 Scholar’s work included in National Endowment for the Arts report December 10, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC KL2 Scholar’s work included in National Endowment for the Arts report December 10, 2020 Consortium News
I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course December 07, 2020 Event
Applying CTSA Principles to a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial October 29, 2020 Poster
UC Davis CTSC KL2 Scholar Jennifer Rosenthal Transitions to K23 Award October 05, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC KL2 Scholar Stephanie Crossen Transitions to K23 Award October 05, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers October 01, 2020 Consortium News
Mexican government honors UC Davis Health faculty member with prestigious award September 21, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis Health study shows pregnant mother's immunity tied to behavioral, emotional challenges for kids with autism August 21, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis Health begins clinical trial in hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine August 21, 2020 Consortium News
University of California Health creates centralized data set to accelerate COVID-19 research July 27, 2020 Consortium News
University of California Health creates centralized data set to accelerate COVID-19 research July 27, 2020 Consortium News
CTSC is a quiet hero of UC Davis COVID-19 research July 24, 2020 Consortium News
KL2 Scholar provides tips on the use of telehealth for pediatric populations June 18, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis research teams find added value to online study management tools May 15, 2020 Research or Operational Tool
UC Davis Researcher Receives the "Translation from Clinical Use into Public Benefit and Policy Award" from the ACTS April 21, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis Trainee Selected for Presentation at the ACTS April 21, 2020 Consortium News
Modeling Clinical Processes to Consent Research Donors of Remnant Biospecimens in an Outpatient Cardiology Clinic April 20, 2020 Consortium News
A Multicenter, Adaptive, Randomized Blinded Controlled Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Investigational Therapeutics for the Treatment of COVID-19 in Hospitalized Adults April 20, 2020 Covid Study
UC Davis Health named to governor’s Task Force for COVID-19 testing April 14, 2020 Consortium News
Five language outcome measures evaluated for intellectual disabilities studies April 09, 2020 Consortium News
Validating NIH Toolbox to help evaluate cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability April 09, 2020 Consortium News
UC Davis CTSC Clinical Research Center Supports 2 COVID-19 Studies April 01, 2020 Consortium News
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science seeks Editorial Board members February 25, 2020 Consortium News
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science seeks Editorial Board members February 25, 2020 Consortium News
CTSpedia: A Knowledge Base for Clinical and Translational Research February 24, 2020 Educational Content
UC BRAID Collaborations Work to Impact Health throughout California February 14, 2020 Consortium News
KL2 Scholar: American Board of Pediatrics Names Dr. Ulfat Shaikh the 2020 PAUL V. MILES FELLOW February 10, 2020 Consortium News
Health Science Data Day 2020 February 06, 2020 Event
KL2 Scholar: Managing Pain through Art (ArtRx) February 05, 2020 Consortium News
Enhancing Human Health Through Collaboration on Companion Animal Research August 21, 2019 Poster
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS February 05, 2019 CTSA Program Hub