Schubert Research Clinic Available to Investigators
On September 8, 2015, the Schubert Research Clinic opened in the new CCHMC Clinical Sciences Pavilion (Location T) to facilitate patient-oriented research for investigators across the Academic Health Center (AHC). In its first year, the Clinic supported 358 research studies and 443 investigators from CCHMC and UC, and collected data from approximately 6,000 patients.
The Clinic’s design allows optimal efficiency in clinical research implementation, housing 28 exam rooms, a phlebotomy center, sample processing lab, packaging and shipping room with supply storage capability, metabolic kitchen, body composition laboratory with DXA scanners, and vascular research laboratory. In addition to state-of-the-art research facilities, the Clinic is fully staffed by the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) to assist in study implementation, providing highly trained and skilled nursing, lab processing and bionutrition services. Access is open to any clinical researcher in the AHC with a current IRB approved study.
Dr. Amal Assa’ad, CCHMC Division of Allergy and Immunology, brings study patients to the Schubert Research Clinic for her groundbreaking work in food allergy research. “Our studies use a wide range of CTRC services: the research nurses perform blood draws and monitor allergic reactions; bionutrition prepares food challenges in the metabolic kitchen; and the sample processing lab prepares, processes and stores our samples for future analysis," she says. "CTRC nurses have developed a great relationship with the families and gone far and beyond to assist the children through the demanding research procedures, all the while having fun. We are fortunate to have access to their services in the Schubert Clinic."
How to Access Services
To request services, support, or facility use, simply visit the Schubert Research Clinic webpage and click Protocol Submission to begin the process. Requesting use of the Clinic is part of the IRB ePAS submission, where the researcher may indicate the level of service needed. The types of utilization include: room only (study brings their own staff), basic services (height, weight, vitals, and phlebotomy) and CTRC services for grant/investigator initiated studies or Industry sponsored studies. After IRB ePAS approval, all studies are contacted by a Research Protocol Nurse in the Clinic to help facilitate and finish the set up process.
The Schubert Research Clinic accommodates visits of less than ½ hour to greater than 10 hours and is equipped for subjects from infants to seniors. The clinic’s hours of operation are Monday- Friday 6:30 am to 7:30 pm, with the second Saturday of the month staffed for study visits 7:00 am to 7:30 pm.
For questions about services or how to get started, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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