UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic

  • Drs. Larry Goldstein and Catriona Jamieson with T. Denny Sanford.

    Drs. Larry Goldstein and Catriona Jamieson with T. Denny Sanford. On Friday, September 23rd, UC San Diego Health guests celebrated the ribbon cutting of Jacobs Medical Center. Scheduled to open in November, 2016, the high tech hospital will be home to the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center that includes the UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic. Mr. Sanford's generous gift enables us to accelerate the delivery of regenerative medicine to patients with unmet medical needs--the mission of each CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic. At UCSD, four Alpha Clinic trials are open. We're thrilled to continue these studies in our new location that will be complemented by a new outpatient pavilion by next winter.

  • Alpha Clinic team tours JMC

    Alpha Clinic members tour Jacobs Medical Center before its official opening, where the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center and Alpha Clinic trials will be housed.

  • Alpha Clinic Advisory Meeting

    Two Alpha Clinic Advisors (Jeremy Pettus, MD and Michael Caligiuri, PhD) try out our interactive e-consent on iPads as our data coordinator displays their use (Cory Kozlovich). Our next Advisory Meeting on February 10th will focus on cardiology stem cell therapies.

Second Annual CIRM Alpha Clinics Network Symposium - March 23, 2017

On behalf of the City of Hope CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic, the UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic invites you to attend the annual symposium on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at City of Hope (Duarte, CA). Registration is required and is now open to the public, academia and industry guests. Please visit City of Hope's website and contact their Alpha Clinic with any questions -or- register directly today.

Likewise, the Division of Regenerative Medicine at UC San Diego Health invites you to their 3rd Annual Symposium on March 10, 2017. Please see our Events page for more information.

Translating Stem Cells: A New Educational Course for Winter, 2017

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thank you to those who enrolled in the inaugural course. More information for the next course offering will be posted when available.

The UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is committed to educating patients and professionals, including study staff. We are pleased to invite all clinical research professionals, from coordinators to physicians, to enroll in Translating Stem Cells (CLRE-237), a course offered via the CTRI CREST program. Enroll by November 18th, 2016 to be considered. Please contact the CTRI CREST (not the Alpha Clinic) program with questions. The course may also count as an elective in the MAS program, but applicants do not necessarily need to be enrolled in either the CREST nor MAS program to take this course! 

Mission

The mission of the UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is to accelerate the design of innovative stem cell research to advance the testing and delivery of safe and effective stem cell-based therapies in regenerative medicine.

For more information, please visit the CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic page on the UC San Diego Health website.

About 

We are one of three “alpha clinics” in a network designated by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency. The UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is the cell therapy arm of Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health. We specialize in early phase, first-in-human trials. Outside the ASCC, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center also supports pre-clinical, laboratory, IND-enabling (clinical trial enabling), translational and related types of research and education in stem cells.

The Alpha Stem Cell Clinics are intended to create the long-term, networked infrastructure needed to launch and conduct numerous, extensive clinical trials of stem cell-based drugs and therapies in humans, including those developed by independent California-based investigators and companies. These trials are requisite before any new drug or treatment can be approved for clinical use.

The clinics will emphasize public education to raise awareness and understanding of stem cell science. This will combat “stem cell tourism” (the act of visiting domestic and foreign places to receive alltherapies cell therpaies which may not work and may not even contain stem cells) and will also combat the marketing of unproven, unregulated and potentially dangerous therapies. The clinics will also help establish sustainable business models for future, approved stem cell treatments.

See how we're improving the consent process by deploying enhanced electronic consent tablets.


An Overview of the UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic

Contact

alphastemcellclinic@ucsd.edu 

1-844-317-STEM (7836)

Betty Cabrera, MPH
Clinical Study Coordinator, UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic
Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center
9500 Gilman Dr. MC 0695
La Jolla, CA 92093-0695
Phone: 858-534-5932
E-mail: blcabrera@ucsd.edu


Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Network Links:

city of hope alpha stem cell clinic                  ucla uci alpha stem cell clinic              CIRM alpha clinics network