About the CRC
The Clinical Research Center (CRC) was previously the General Clinical Research Center which had been funded by the NIH in excess of forty years. The CRC has resources and personnel to facilitate support for clinical research studies for investigators from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis VA Medical Center, The Regional Medical Center (THE MED), Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Southern School of Optometry, The University of Memphis, and the Medical Education Research Institute.
The CRC is located on the 8th floor in the East Wing of Methodist University Hospital, which is the primary and most comprehensive location of Methodist Healthcare facilities in the area. The central location of the unit within the Memphis Medical Center district allows excellent access by clinical investigators, students and trainees located on the UTHSC campus as well as for those from CTSI partner institutions and organizations.
The CRC has approximately 6,750 sq. ft. of space and is primarily an outpatient facility. It has nine examination rooms, a three bed patient bay, an exercise physiology room, a medical records room, a bio-nutrition teaching lab, a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) procedure room, a processing laboratory, storage rooms in addition to six offices for the staff members. The CRC also houses an environmental chamber (cold room) that is used as a psychological/physical stressor to produce systemic vasoconstriction.
To meet the needs of clinical and translational investigators at UTHSC, we are using a multi-prong approach for the CRC that includes development of a new state of the art outpatient Central CRC. The CRC is in the planning stage of the creation of the CRC outpatient unit creating 19,500 square feet of modern and participant friendly space. The current UTHSC Clinical Research Center will be renovated to support high acuity outpatient and inpatient studies as well as Phase I Clinical Trials. This new venue will also be conducive to greater data and quality assurance monitoring of all clinical research studies and will provide a higher standard for quality and the protection of human subjects in clinical research protocols.
We believe this transformed environment will improve the translation of basic science research discoveries into effective clinical applications that can be widely disseminated leading to improved health for the public.
Clinical Research Center
Methodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue
8th floor East Wing
Memphis, TN 38104
Email: Bridgette Cain
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.