Clinical Research Center (CRC)

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU), occupying 7500 square feet, is the hub for conducting clinical and translational research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1963 as a General Clinical Research Center, the current CRU is partially funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA UL1TR000067). There are currently more than 130 protocols under the auspices of the CRU. Resources include: private rooms and cubicles, a bionutrition kitchen, telemetry, a core laboratory for specimen processing and short term storage, a lounge with Internet access for research participants, entertainment for children, and work cubicles for research staff. The staff includes nurse practitioners, nurses, a research dietitian, food service personnel, and an information technologies specialist. Specimen processing and storage and database support are available. Nursing support may be provided for studies undertaken off-unit as well. A research subject advocate ensures the safe conduct of studies and to provide assistance with education concerning safe and ethical practices. Protocols are reviewed by a Scientific Advisory Committee. The resource is available Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

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Last Update: May 21, 2014

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