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Welcome to the Clinical Research Center (CRC)

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) facilitates safe and controlled inpatient and outpatient studies for medical research at URMC. The CRC provides the environment, infrastructure, and staff expertise to URMC faculty, staff, and medical students conducting research studies with human subjects. The CRC has a history of support for successful neurology, gene therapy, neuromuscular disease, natural history, and disease progression studies—and can accommodate a wide variety of medical research.

To apply for CRC services, please visit Apply for CRC Support.

The CRC is currently located in the Saunders Research Building in Suite 1.302.

Standard Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday – Closed

The CRC is open continuously if there are inpatients scheduled. Please check with the nursing staff if these hours do not meet your needs. Staff may be provided at other times.

2024 Holiday Hours

April 8, 2024--closed

Monday, May 27, 2024 – closed

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 – closed

Thursday, July 4, 2024 – closed

Friday July 5, 2024--closed

Monday, September 2, 2024 – closed

Thursday, November 28, 2024 – closed

Friday, November 29, 2024 – closed

Wednesday, December 25, 2024 – closed

Program Leadership

Christopher Palma, M.D., Sc.M.
Program Director

Karen Grabowski
Administrative Assistant

Ann Miller, R.N., M.S.
Nurse Manager

Nellie Wixom, R.D.
Nutrition Research Manager

JoAnne VanBuskirk
Senior Clinical Research Workforce Program Manager


To learn more about how the CRC can accelerate your research, contact the Research Help Desk.

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