Clinical Research Unit (CRU) Services

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We serve investigators and research participants by providing comprehensive, well-coordinated, efficient infrastructure to ensure participant safety, timely initiation, execution, management and completion of clinical research protocols while adhering to Good Clinical Practice standards. 

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 and out-patient units with expert clinical research staff 

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Research Nursing & Study Coordination

Including expert clinical staff, experienced coordinators, and community research coordinator/clinical liaison support 

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