Clinical Research Unit

Facilities, Clinical Services & Study Coordination

The CRU provides expert nursing, coordinator support and dedicated facilities for patient-oriented research, including inpatient and ambulatory studies 

CCTS Coordinators
Linda Rice, BSN, RN, CCRS, director of clinical operations for the CCTS, discusses research participation on WUKY
CCTS Clinical Research Unit Holiday Schedule

Please be aware of the following closures of both CRU units:  

  • Thursday, Nov. 22  (Thanksgiving Day): Outpatient unit CLOSED; Inpatient unit will be open if there are patients.
  • Friday, Nov. 23 (day after Thanksgiving): Outpatient unit CLOSED; Inpatient unit will be open if there are patients on the unit.
  • Thursday, Dec. 6: Outpatient unit CLOSED from 11:30am-1:30pm for a CCTS-sponsored function.  The Inpatient unit will remain open and functional.
  • Monday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) -  Tuesday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day): Outpatient AND Inpatient Units Closed.
    We will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Please note:
With the cold weather coming soon, we want you to be aware that despite any University announcement of planned delays or closure (Plan B), both of the inpatient and outpatient CRU units will continue to be open and staffed.  On such days, the outpatient unit will open at 8 a.m. with minimal staffing.  If the inpatient unit is open with participants it will remain open and staffed regardless of Plan B announcement.

If you have questions, need further clarification, or if any of the above presents a problem to you or your research team, please contact Linda Rice to discuss potential alternatives (323-6481).



In-Patient, Out-Patient, and Off-Site Clinical Research Encounters in FY17


Current Studies Supported by the Clinical Research Unit


Principal Investigators Supported by the Clinical Research Unit in FY17

CRU-Supported Research in the News