The Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a 13-bed research unit located on the 2nd floor of the Davis Medical Clinic in the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. The Center is funded as part of the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) through a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The research unit can facilitate both inpatient and outpatient studies in areas such as: AIDS, autism, cardiology, diabetes, , lupus, neuromuscular diseases, nursing, nutrition, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychology, and stress and immunity. Research areas located on the unit include a room for smoking studies, a pediatric room, exercise physiology and metabolic measurement equipment, and a specimen processing laboratory. In addition to the main nursing unit services are also available from the Bionutrition Laboratory and the Analytical & Development Laboratory.
Available nursing services include: Administering study medication, bronchoscopy assistance, DXA, EKG, phlebotomy, PKs or frequent blood sampling, questionnaire administration, telemetry, scatter nurse, specimen processing and short-term freezer storage, and teaching. Additional services may be requested as needed.
Available bionutrition services include: Expertise in diet design and diet analysis, body composition and indirect calorimetry assessments, and education and counseling services. The on-site metabolic kitchen provides regular, specialized, or nutrient controlled meals for research participants according to study specifications. Additional services may be developed as needed.
Available laboratory services include: Sample processing, assay implementation, and sample storage in monitored freezers for human as well as animal samples. New assays may be developed for investigators as needed.