Our Work

"Clinical and Translational Science"—the effort to translate research findings into better health outcomes—is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary domain.  Bringing discoveries out of the lab and into clinical applications that improve public health takes a long time and requires specialized knowledge across the translational spectrum.  We work with a variety of partners to accelerate this process at each stage so that new treatments reach more patients more quickly.


Early Translational Research
Bringing basic science discoveries out of laboratories and into human applications

Clinical ResearchCollecting evidence to evaluate new treatments, disease risk factors and health policies

Late Translational ResearchImproving community health by implementing evidence-based policies and practices

Featured Initiative


The University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, and Development (UC BRAID) is a consortium of University of California health campuses - Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, each of which is a recipient of an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award.


Building on the combined strengths of the individual campus, UC BRAID aims to accelerate research and improve health through collaboration, resource sharing and infrastructure development. We aim to catalyze, accelerate, and reduce the barriers for biomedical, clinical, and translational research across the UC system. The effort includes identifying shared challenges and developing system-wide solutions.


Areas of continued attention include industry contractinginstitutional review boards(IRBs), and participant recruitment. UC BRAID’s early successes in sharing data and infrastructure were demonstrated in the cohort identification tool UC ReX, which now serves as a model for the shared benefit of a nationwide collaboration.