Clinical Research Center

Do you need facilities and equipment to conduct your research?

The UF Clinical Research Center provides services for studies involving diverse diseases and age groups. The UF CRC’s highly experienced research staff includes registered nurses, research coordinators, a research dietitian, investigational pharmacists, research support and administrative personnel.

Initial consultations for all services are offered at no cost. If a study requires special or extended involvement of staff, cost may be assessed. We will discuss all available options at the first consultation.


 
 


Contact and Leadership

Desmond Schatz, MD

Director of UF Clinical Research Center

Holly Morris, RN, BSN, CCRC, CHRC

CTSI Director of Research Services

 

Janet King, RN, BSN, CCRC

Clinical Research Manager

Mark Segal, MD, PhD

CRC Associate Director

 

To discuss using the services of the UF CRC, contact April Braxton:


The benefits of conducting your research in the CRC include:

Professional Research Staff

  • Registered nurses
  • Research coordinators
  • Research dietitian
  • Investigational pharmacists
  • Administrative staff
  • Research subject advocate
  • Medical technologist
  • Phlebotomist

Bionutrition Services

  • 24-hour diet recalls
  • Food record analyses
  • Food frequency questionnaires
  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Protocol-specific nutrition counseling/ assessment
  • Nutrition data management
  • Protocol-specific controlled meals

 

Outpatient Research Facility

  • 10 exam rooms
  • 4 private outpatient rooms
  • 2 procedure rooms
  • 8 infusion bays
  • Sample processing lab areas
  • Reception and patient waiting area
  • On-site investigational pharmacy
  • Metabolic kitchen
  • Nutrition room
  • ADA compliant shower and restrooms
  • On-site parking
  • Access to UF Health shuttle
  • Three beds for inpatient research in UF Health Shands Hospital
  • Designated monitoring space

Nursing Services

  • Clinical trial coordination
  • Phlebotomy
  • Serial blood collection
  • Monitoring of vital signs
  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Specimen collection including pharmacokinetic sampling
  • Assistance with procedures
  • Body composition testing
  • Basal metabolic rate testing
  • EKG testing
  • Exercise testing
  • Medication administration including investigational medications and infusions
  • Physician order set and worksheet development
  • Conscious sedation

Investigators can also utilize their own nurses and coordinators.

 

Laboratory Services

  • Protocol consultation
  • Specimen collection processing
  • Specimen shipping
  • Temporary storage of specimens (-80 degrees)
  • Pregnancy testing (urine)
  • Urinalysis by dipstick
  • Assistance in determining which tests are appropriate for protocol
  • Liquid nitrogen and argon gas availability

Equipment

  • EKG machines
  • Bod Pod
  • Wheelchair scale
  • Infusion pumps
  • Defibrillator
  • Crash cart
  • Oxygen and suction equipment
  • BMR cart
  • Harpender stadiometer
  • Exercise physiology equipment
  • Pulmonary function machine
  • Pain testing research equipment
  • -80 degrees monitored centered freezer

 

Pharmacy

  • Positive pressure US 797 compliant clean room
  • Class A1 biological safety cabinet
  • Investigational pharmacy
  • Protocol consultations
  • Receipt, storage and dispensing of investigational product


Forms

New to starting a protocol with the UF CRC? Check out this page for how to begin.

Important links

  • UF CRC Online Admission Request
    • To access the CRC Admission Request Form:
      • If you are on a desktop computer in the Health Science Center, you may access the form directly by clicking here.
      • If you cannot access this link, please follow these steps:
        • Go to the UF Health VPN Portal by typing https://vpn.ufhealth.org into your web browser
        • Select “UFAD” from the dropdown menu, “Domain”, and log in with your UF credentials.
        • Under “Web Bookmarks,” click the link called “WebCAMP – UF CRC Admission Request Form”
      • Note: If this is your first time accessing this form, you may need to request access from Elda Quijano (eldaq@ufl.edu) or Janet King
        (jking1@ufl.edu).
  • View Participant Schedule (requires log in to WebCAMP)

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