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 

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Linda Rice, BSN, RN, CCRS, director of clinical operations for the CCTS, discusses research participation on WUKY.

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Average Annual Inpatient Visits


Current Studies Supported by the Clinical Research Unit


Four Year Average Outpatient Visits

CRU-Supported Research in the News

  • Behind the Blue logo
    • Oct 13 2020

    Dr. Lisa Cassis, UK’s vice president for research, oversees the university’s vast medical and nonmedical research efforts. On this episode of "Behind the Blue," she discusses the many areas UK's Office of Research is prioritizing, including greater diversity and inclusion, the increasing commitment to opportunities for undergraduate research, returning research efforts to higher capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

  • The COBRE grant will support four early career researchers, top: Carrie Shaffer, Gluck Equine Research Center, and Martha Grady, College of Engineering, bottom: Samuel G. Awuah, College of Arts & Sciences, and Vincent Venditto, College of Pharmacy.
    • Aug 4 2020

    Jon Thorson and UK were recently awarded a prestigious Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to study translational chemical biology from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The $11.2 million grant will fund UK's Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation.

  • Illustration of a COVID-19 particle
    • Jun 9 2020

    The program is a collaboration of the UK CURE Alliance and Center for Clinical and Translational Science, who together moved the funding mechanism from concept to first award in 20 days.