Available resources include research nursing, nutrition, informatics, statistics, regulatory and compliance support, and core laboratory services. All services are provided as fee-for-service resources. Only IRB-approved protocols can request CTRC services.

 

 

Clinical Translational Research Center Resources
Blood draws including those for pharmacokinetic (PK) studiesLab tests for metabolites, hormones, cytokines, flow cytometry, etc.
Whole room calorimetry and dedicated facilities for sleep studiesCardiovascular imaging (Echo services)
Infusion and medication administrationProvision of standardized meals for intervention and energy balance studies
Measurement of insulin sensitivity via OGTT, IVGTT, MTT, and hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clampMeasurement of dietary intake and energy expenditure
Nursing and advanced practice assistance for research procedures such as biopsies and bronchoscopiesAccess to statistical support
Body composition measurement via DEXA, BOD POD, and PEA PODAccess to software for data management and confidential questionnaires administration
Collection of fetal and maternal biological samples including cord bloodAssistance with ethical protocol design and research participant advocacy
CReST provides a valuable resource to allow investigators to quickly implement and administer research studies