University of California San Diego| Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) advances scientific discovery to improve health – bringing discoveries from the lab to the bedside.
Established in 2010, ACTRI provides infrastructure and support for basic, translational, and clinical research throughout the San Diego region, expedites the translation of discoveries into therapies, and facilitates the next generation of researchers’ training and education. We carry out our activities in collaboration with institutional and corporate partners.
We are partially funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through a competitive, five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), making us part of the national CTSA Consortium. As a consortium member, ACTRI, along with the NIH, promotes the emerging nationwide emphasis on clinical and translational research. We aim to facilitate the training of tomorrow’s researchers and the expansion of clinical trials while adding a community voice to the direction and application of such research.