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Researchers here redefine what is possible in patient care. They elucidate biological processes and solve medical mysteries, gaining the insights necessary to heal humankind—one breakthrough at a time.
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Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA redefine what is possible in patient care. They elucidate biological processes and solve medical mysteries, expanding established knowledge to heal humankind—one breakthrough at a time.
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The ARC administrative office works with the UCLA institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC), known locally as the Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee (ARC), to oversee the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.Learn more →
The CTSI Training Program in Translational Science (TPTS; formerly known as the UCLA K30 Program) was developed to provide clinicians with the necessary training to become successful patient-oriented investigators who can bridge molecular medicine and clinical research. Learn more →
ResearchGO provides a single portal to resources, expertise, and best practices for investigators, study staff, and partners/affiliates.Learn more →
Have a research question? Library staff are available to consult with you at every stage of the research process. Learn more →
The UCLA Library provides a variety of services to assist instructors in inspiring student learning, research, and success.
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UCLA conducts research for a wide range of medical disorders and offers patients opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials. Search Database →
The K Bridge Program is specifically intended to help junior faculty who have submitted a NIH K award grant (mentored career development scientist award) and have received competitive scores on their proposal. This funding will support the faculty member and provide additional time for productivity as they strengthen their proposal for resubmission. Learn more →
The UCLA CTSI R Bridge Award is for highly qualified, new investigators who conduct interdisciplinary and translational research. These awards are specifically intended to help new investigators make the critical transition to independent NIH R01 funding, allowing those who have received competitive scores on their first R01 proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to remain scientifically productive and strengthen their proposals for resubmission. Learn more →
In collaboration with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the DGSOM Research Themes and the IPH will focus the DGSOM Seed Grant Program on an effort to promote the assembly of new teams of scientists that are well-positioned to perform innovative, high-impact research and ultimately compete for large team science grants from federal agencies and private foundations.Learn more →
Funding search tools, grant-writing tips, and diversity statements. Learn more →
The Grants Submission Unit (GSU) supports the grant application process, with particular emphasis on large and complex grants. Tools and services may include provision of grant writing outlines and detailed checklists of required components, project management and multi-site coordination, review and editing of grant narrative for consistency, clarity and responsiveness to the FOA. Learn more →
K workshops are held several times a year to provide junior faculty with advice and feedback on their draft applications to increase their success with NIH K awards. Learn more →
R Award Workshops provide junior faculty with advice on how to leverage research conducted during a K award to obtain an R award. Workshops cover all the steps involved in preparing, writing and resubmitting an R award proposal. Learn more →
CTSI maintains a library of successful award applications. Sample application types include: F32, K01, K08, K23, K24, K99/R00, R01 and U54 applications plus NIH Biosketches (2015 version). Learn more →
Approximately 4-6 weeks before grant submission deadlines, our experienced can faculty offer:
The Office of the Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP) is the administrative arm of the UCLA Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The OHRPP in partnership with the research community is responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of participants in Human Research Projects conducted under the aegis of UCLA.
The OHRPP, which is a Division within the Office of Research Administration, provides the campus and the five UCLA Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) with professional guidance and administrative support.Learn more →
Registration of COVID related research across UCLA Health/DGSOM will ensure that we have a complete picture of the landscape, helping to focus our efforts. Whether you need resources yet or not, let us know what you are working on and where you are in your processes.
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At UCLA, health innovation isn’t an afterthought or an add-on. It’s part of our history — and a key piece of our present and our future. UCLA has long been a leader in innovative health care delivery.Learn more →
The Dean’s Office strongly encourages medical education research that drives continuous program improvement and supports the professional development of teaching faculty. At the same time, we must ensure that (1) such research does not impede or interferes with the DGSOM curriculum or with ongoing research and (2) is vetted for scientific rigor and human subjects protection. Learn more →
Young researchers starting in today's competitive environment need rigorous scientific training. The STAR Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is a unique curriculum designed for optimal training of physician-scientists.Learn more →
The Dean’s Physician-Scientist Leadership Academy is the DGSOM’s in house program to develop holistic leadership competencies of the current and future generations of MD scientists.Learn more →
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K Program Director Mitchell Wong, MD, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org
K Program Administrator Lisa Chan at CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu
To develop a novel strategy for promoting and supporting high-impact biomedical research, the W. M. Keck Foundation made a gift to the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) aimed at supporting junior faculty in the DGSOM and in other schools engaged in biomedical research at UCLA.Learn more →
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