Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC)

The Winnick Family Clinical & Translational Research Center

The Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) at Cedars-Sinai supports innovative, patient-oriented research, offers clinical research training and recognition programs, and provides researchers an environment for seeing patients when they take part in clinical research studies. We support studies in:

Our highly skilled certified research nurses provide excellent care and, along with our staff, ensure that participants and their family and friends feel welcome and relaxed in a comfortable setting. In the CTRC facility, we see research patients in outpatient rooms equipped with a reclining lounger, exam table, flat screen TV and cable television. We also see patients in various clinical areas of the hospital such as the emergency department, surgery suites and inpatient rooms.

In addition to assisting researchers with their clinical research studies, the CTRC also is involved in a variety of training and recognition programs that are designed to encourage individuals to pursue careers in clinical research.  Programs recognize research performed by residents, fellows and junior faculty members, and we also have a program to introduce high school students to biomedical research.

The CTRC was established in 1994 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).