Partners & Affiliates

CTSI Resources for Partners & Affiliates

    This section includes the following for each of the partner sites:

    • How to contact a Facilitator at affiliated sites
    • Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) information including
      • budget and billing
      • application forms
      • contact information
    • IRB Approvals
    • Regulatory & Compliance
    • Data Management
    • Training
    • Consultations
    • Grant Development and Submissions

    UCLA is committed to supporting researchers at UCLA and UCLA Affiliate Institutions with the following goals: 

    • To promote excellence in quality of clinical trial management through support and education.
    • To facilitate effective and timely clinical trial initiation by improving institutional processes and development of clinical trial, regulatory, budget and finance tools and information.
    • To increase awareness of clinical trials in the community through education and community participant recruitment outreach activities.
    • To interface with institutional/industry partners to support enhanced clinical research practice.

    To get started, please contact the facilitator at your institution. 

    Last updated: 20 Aug 2018

    Partner Sites - Contact a Facilitator 

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    (310) 423-8969
    Debby Peterson

    Website-Cedars-Sinai

    Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences
    Gregory Turner

    Website-Charles R. Drew University

    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

    (310) 222-2503
    Raquel Gutierrez

    Website-LA BioMed

    University of California, Los Angeles
    (310) 794-2874
    Deborah Herman

    CTSI Resources for Partners & Affiliates: Cedars-Sinai

    Contact a Facilitator 

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    (310) 423-8969
    Debby Peterson

    CTRC Contact

    Cedars-Sinai CTRC 
    8723 Alden Drive, Room 280 
    Los Angeles, CA 90048 
    (310) 423-8969 
    website 
    rates

    Clinical and Translational Research Budgeting and Billing

    The UCLA Clinical and Translational Research Centers (CTRCs) assist investigators with:

    • set-up of your CTRC study budget
    • obtain CTRC cost information
    • ensure proper billing of all patient care activities

    If your research will be completed at a Clinical and Translational Research Center, please see the CTRC application process below.

    What is the Clinical and Translational Research Center application?

    The UCLA CTRC online application processes and forms are used at UCLA-Westwood, Cedars-Sinai, Charles R. Drew University and LA BioMed/Harbor-UCLA to submit, review, and approve clinical research services. All CTRC partner site services are available to all CTSI researchers. See below for the available processes and forms at each site:

    Cedars-Sinai CTRC

    IRB Approvals

    Before your study begins, you must have IRB approval. Below are the CTSI partner site IRB submission tools. Click here to go to the Cedars-Sinai Webridge IRB system. For more information, contact:

    Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 742
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Phone: (310) 423-3783
    Email: irb@cshs.org

    More IRB information can be found here

    Regulatory & Compliance Support Services

    Research Administration:  Cedars-Sinai: Research Administration

    Compliance Office/Services:  Cedars-Sinai: Office of Research Compliance. For questions, contact irb@cshs.org

    Conflicts of interest:  Cedars-Sinai: COI Policy, Industry relations and COI

    Clinical Trials Administration:  Cedars-Sinai: Industry Sponsored Research Office. Offers expertise in processing, negotiating and administering industry funded contracts and grants.

    Training:  Clinical Research Professional Orientation for new hires and existing research staff. To learn more these courses, or to enroll, contact Maggie Benton, grant and contract coordinator, 323-866-6921, maggie.benton@cshs.org.

    Last updated: 25 Jul 2018

    CTSI Resources for Partners & Affiliates

    Charles R. Drew University

    Regulatory & Compliance – Support Services

    Research Administration:

    Compliance Office/Services:

    Conflicts of interest

    IRB Submissions

    Charles R. Drew University – Before your study begins, you must have IRB approval. Below are the IRB submission tools. Click here for more information on the IRB for Charles R. Drew University. If you have any questions regarding the IRB functions and review process, contact:

    Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
    Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
    1731 East 120th Street, Building F
    Los Angeles, CA 90059
    Phone: (323) 563-5990
    Email: irb@cdrewu.edu

    Document Management 

    • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science: not applicable at this time.

    Please see Data Storage Options for Affiliates

    Last updated: 12 Nov 2019

    Charles R. Drew Consultations

    Thomas Yoshikawa, MD 
    AXIS Research Education and Training Lead 
    Building N, Room 4 
    Phone: (323) 357-3680 
    Email: thomasyoshikawa@cdrewu.edu 
    Office Hours: Wednesdays 6:15 am - 10:00 am and Thursdays 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
    Available by phone at (310) 948-1040 on Saturdays from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
     

    Baqar Husaini, PhD 
    Senior Consultant 
    Dr. Husaini will lend his expertise and knowledge to developing successful grant concepts and proposals, especially in light of appropriate funding mechanisms and agencies. 
    Phone: (323)-563-5892 
    Email: baqarhusaini@cdrewu.edu 
    Office Hours: Thursdays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and by appointment

    Ronald Andersen, PhD 
    Co-Leader of the Evaluation, CTSI 
    Dr. Andersen will review research designs and suggest models upon which to base your paper and project. He can help develop answerable research questions and appropriate designs, as well as cost-effectiveness program analysis, evaluations, sampling, measurement and data collection, data analysis, and how to use these for program or policy decision-making. 
    Phone: (310) 474-1825 
    Email: randerse@ucla.edu
     

    •  Escalation with Overdose Control - interactive tool for designing and conducting dose-finding trials in cancer. Offered through Cedars-Sinai.
      REDCap - secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and data collection). UCLA CTSI offers complementary support during the process of defining and refining your database.

    CTSI Resources for Partners & Affiliates - LA BioMed

    Regulatory & Compliance – Support Services

    Research Administration:

    • LA BioMed: Allison Weber, Director Pre Award, Office of Research Administration
    • Office: (310)974-9567, Email: aweber@labiomed.org

    Compliance Office/Services:  

    Conflicts of Interest

    Clinical Trials Administration

    • LA BioMed: Office of Research Administration handles industry-sponsored clinical trials negotiations Sam Adams sadams@labiomed.org 310-222-3621

    Training

    • EHR Trainings (ORCHID and i2b2 training offered by Liz Chen, MBA, (310) 781-3601, lchen@labiomed.org)
    • Clinical Research Coordinators (SOCRA Chapter continuing education lectures; Clinical Research Coordinator Council)  CTSINavigation@labiomed.org
    • Good Clinical Practice (CITI) Ernestina Yiadom, 310-222-3624, eyiadom@labiomed.org

    Survey Tools

    • Escalation with Overdose Control - interactive tool for designing and conducting dose-finding trials in cancer. Offered through Cedars-Sinai.
    • REDCap - secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and data collection). UCLA CTSI offers complementary support during the process of defining and refining your database.

    Please see Data Storage Options for Affiliates

    Last updated: 25 Jul 2018

    Partner Sites - Contact a Facilitator 

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    (310) 423-8969
    Debby Peterson

    Website: Cedars-Sinai

    Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences
    Gregory Turner

    Website: Charles R. Drew University

    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    (310) 222-2503
    Raquel Gutierrez

    Website: LA BioMed

    University of California, Los Angeles
    (310) 794-2874
    Deborah Herman

    Last updated: 23 Jul 2018