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Clinical Facilities

Medical Center Clinic (66 N. Pauline)

Our Medical Center Clinic location has 9,000 square feet and includes:

  • Large reception area and waiting room
  • Office area of medical and support staff; medical records storage 14 exam rooms, 2 equipped for gynecological examinations
  • Laboratory staffed with research technicians and fully equipped for blood collection, processing and shipping
  • A minus-70 degree freezer, a refrigerator and a refrigerated centrifuge
  • Hologic 4500 bone densitometer capable of measuring bone mineral density and total body composition
  • KinCom equipment to measure kinematic strength
  • Exercise treadmill

East Memphis Clinic (756 Ridge Lake Boulevard)

Our East Memphis location has 5,000 square feet and includes:

  • Reception area and waiting roomLarge meeting room
  • Office areas for medical and support staff; medical records storage
  • 4 exam rooms, 2 equipped for gynecological examinations
  • 2 interview rooms
  • Laboratory area equipped for blood collection, processing, and shipping
  • Refrigerator, a minus-70 degree freezer and a large, refrigerated centrifuge
  • Hologic densitometer, which is capable of measuring bone mineral density and total body fat composition
  • Specialties include NDS evaluations, sodium counseling, weight-control counseling, and various food-recall and food-record data collection

Recruitment Unit

Our recruitment unit, in conjunction with UTHSC marketing and communication, handles all the publicity, public contact, and telephone screening necessary to select participants for ongoing studies. This unit, located at our Medical Center site, has a recruitment coordinator and recruitment technicians. We schedule our staff to work days, evenings, and weekends to ensure that we have an adequate number of screeners for all recruitment strategies.

Our recruiting unit has expertise in many recruitment strategies, including:

  • Direct mail (we can produce up to 34,000 pieces of mail per week on the department's direct-mail printer)
  • General mass mail (we send out approximately one million pieces of mail per year for recruitment purposes)
  • Health fairs
  • Group presentations
  • Newspaper inserts, posters
  • Media ads and articles
  • Radio/television commercials
  • Public service announcements

For more information about our research studies, call our Recruitment unit at 901.448.8400

Data and Quality Control Unit

Our Data and Quality Control Unit is responsible for all data collection and quality control activities associated with our clinical trials.

Data Collection – Our experienced data management team works with investigators to design each study database and data collection instruments to maximize data integrity and minimize data collection costs. They have expertise in a range of data collection methods, including: direct data entry, automated teleform processing, secure remote/web data entry, and wireless tablet computers for interviewer or study subject direct data entry.

Data Quality Control – All data undergo an extensive dual-level validation to check for logical inconsistencies including invalid values and omissions. Requirements for data within specific ranges and/or conditional statements are also programmed into the DBMS to reject the entry of invalid data during the entry process and prevent many common data entry errors. Upon completion of data entry, the data are immediately available for real-time access by study personnel with data editing privileges to perform data consistency verification for assessment of data quality.

Data Management – Data are managed on a secure central server, using the latest version of File Maker Pro (relational database software). Automated redundant daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly backups, with additional backup copies stored at an off-site facility, are run to ensure preservation of data.

Last Published: May 10, 2018