Basic and Clinical Research

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are fortunate to work in one of the world's foremost clinical research centers, bounded by a culture that drives discovery, innovation and achievement. Through targeted, biomedical research, and by translating that research into patient care, we enable access to leading-edge therapies and medical technologies in clinical trials.

This work is vital to the success of those who work here and the patients they ultimately benefit.

Basic Science Research

Cedars-Sinai investigators and clinicians collaborate to develop scientific solutions through fundamental research across disciplines such as cell biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics and behavioral sciences. Their discoveries advance treatments for numerous diseases and vastly improve patient outcomes.

Read how our basic science research translates to meaningful discoveries.

The Winnick Family Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC), supports Cedars-Sinai research efforts by providing quality care in a calm, comforting environment with plenty of amenities for patients and their families. The CTRC provides a variety of research training and recognition programs to encourage individuals to pursue careers in clinical research.

As a partner with the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Cedars-Sinai accelerates scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs, improving health in the most populous and diverse county in the United States. CTSI is one of the most respected academic-clinical-community partnerships in the nation.

Meet the Team

The CTRC runs on the expertise of a dedicated team that serves researchers and patients participating in clinical research studies.

Odelia Cooper, MD
Program Director, CTRC
Mariko Ishimori, MD
Associate Program Director, CTRC
Debby Peterson
Research Manager, CTRC
Clinical Trials

Clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai enable research scientists and physicians to discover new treatments and improve patient care and outcomes. Our trials cover molecular genetics, biochemical analysis and disease-based areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders and neurosciences.

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