Altman Clinical & Translational Research Institute (ACTRI)

The mission of the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients. We intend to address the barriers that inhibit productivity and rapid translation of research progress into new therapies.

The ACTRI serves as the coordinating center for a multidisciplinary program encompassing:

  • Four health sciences professional schools spanning two universities: School of Medicine (SOM at UCSD), Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UCSD), Nursing (SDSU), and Public Health (SDSU)
  • The Rady School of Management (UCSD)
  • PhD degree programs in Bioinformatics, Clinical Psychology, Public Health (including Epidemiology, Health Behavior, and Global Health), Audiology and Hearing Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biostatistics, and Language and Communicative Disorders. Many of these are dual programs with SDSU, which is a minority-serving institution due to its substantial Latino student population
  • Masters of Science degree in Clinical Research (the UCSD K30 program)
  • The Jacobs School of Engineering, including the new Institute of Engineering in Medicine and the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement
  • Numerous institutes and centers that support translational research
Dr. Firestein

Gary S Firestein, MD