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Clinical Research Center

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) provides support services and staff that improve the quality and efficiency of the conduct of clinical research studies. It does this by standardizing operational procedures and educational requirements and by centrally scheduling research staff independent of clinic site location.

The CRC is committed to enhancing the environment to expand education, training, and mentoring of faculty, trainees, staff, and students to enhance knowledge and skills, promote career development, and serve as a "laboratory" to train the next generation of clinical and translational scientists. The CRC also strives to ensure appropriate access, availability of resources, integration with other services and enhances the quality and quantity of interdisciplinary clinical and translational research.

Clinical research activities at UTHSC and partner institutions and organizations are significant and have increased in scope and number over the last decade. These research activities encompass a strong group of funded clinical investigators with extensive infrastructure support.

The Mid South area has a wide variety of healthcare issues. Some of the conditions prevalent in the Mid-South include: hypertensive disorders, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity, heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, asthma, sickle cell disease, AIDS and significant issues with health disparities.

Investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the VA Medical Center, Regional One Health, and the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital utilize resources at the Clinical Research Center. Investigators from the Southern School of Optometry, The University of Memphis, and the Medical Education Research Institute have also utilized resources in the past.

New and seasoned researchers participating in clinical and translational research in the fields of Neurology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Orthopedics, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Family Medicine, Physiology, Infectious Diseases, Genomics and Bioinformatics are all striving to find better treatments for a variety of healthcare problems.

Headed by Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, the CRC is located just east of downtown Memphis in the Methodist University Hospital at 1265 Union Avenue, 8th floor East Wing and is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Parking is available at the Visitor Parking Garage on Eastmoreland Avenue.

From the visitor parking garage, walk across Eastmoreland avenue into the hospital. Once in the hospital, follow the hallway to the information booth. Turn left and follow the hallway to the elevators (East Wing of the Hospital). Take the elevators up to the 8th floor.

Mission Statement

The UTHSC Clinical Research Center (CRC) to provide state of the art clinical research support services, space, equipment, personnel and leadership required to conduct high quality clinical and translational studies by the UTHSC faculty, trainees, and students. The UTHSC CRC is a catalyst for major transformation of the research culture that stimulates clinical research among UTHSC partner institutions and organizations by expanding the clinical research capacity and improving the quality and efficiency of support services in the CRC.

The CRC provides the resources and infrastructure for the ethical conduct of clinical research in adults and children. Further, the CRC serves as a venue for mentoring students, trainees, and faculty in the discipline of clinical research.

Inpatient studies can be conducted on a per diem basis. Additional hours and days are available. For more information about the Clinical Research Center Services, contact CRC Director Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, MBBS, FRCP (Lond) or CRC Nurse Director, Mary Peterson, RN.

Last Published: Mar 26, 2019