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Office of Research

Office of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Center

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The Clinical Research Center (CRC) is open for business. Located on the fourth floor of the Morsani building, the CRC was designed to provide an infrastructure to assist seasoned and novice investigators in the implementation and conduct of clinical research. A key attribute of the CRC is that it provides patients and their families with a variety of amenities to encourage retention in clinical research projects. These features include convenient free garage parking adjacent to the clinic building, friendly concierge service upon arrival, private exam rooms for study visits and free guest wireless internet access.

The CRC features the following facility, equipment and services to aid investigators and research personnel across various disciplines:

  • On-site Nurse Manager
  • Four clinical examination rooms equipped with exam table, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, vital signs equipment, computer, telephone, and sink
  • Three phlebotomy/ ECG rooms that can also be utilized for infusions
  • Basic specimen processing area equipped with refrigerated centrifuge
  • Ambient, cold, and frozen secure storage for investigational product or short term specimen storage, monitored and recorded per SOP, that includes two 2-8° C refrigerators, a -20° C freezer, and a -80° C freezer all locked and on red electrical outlets
  • Large Chest for central dry ice supply 
  • Automated vital signs monitor, AED, limited anthropometric equipment, secure document disposal, printer/fax/copier/scanner, analog line for data transmission
  • Calibration and service record maintenance for all CRC equipment
  • CRC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Manual
  • Scheduling of facility is done on a Resource level in EPIC
  • Conveniently located a short walk or drive from the Byrd Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute PET scanning facility