Welcome to the Clinical Research Center (CRC)
Welcome to the Clinical Research Center (CRC) of the University of Rochester Medical Center. We are located in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s G-5035 unit (ground floor) at 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York, with a satellite location in the Saunders Research Building (Room 1.302). This specialized unit is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences within the National Institutes of Health by a grant to the University (CTSA Grant No. UL1 TR 000042) to support clinical studies. The CRC is a center that provides an optimal setting for medical investigators to conduct safe, controlled, inpatient and outpatient studies of both children and adults. Since 1960, our CRC has been funded to provide the necessary infrastructure for investigators to conduct research studies. Led by the Program Director, Giovanni Schifitto, MD, MS, and the Principal Investigator, Karl D. Kieburtz, MD, MPH, the CRC facilities provide the environment and resources for medical research.
The CRC’s resources include highly trained research personnel in Nursing and Bionutrition. The CRC team helps investigators facilitate the day-to-day research process and assists the research subjects in a supportive and efficient environment.
Standard Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - Closed
The CRC is opened 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.
The CRC is available for faculty investigators, their staff, and medical students working in the URMC setting. In addition, drug company-sponsored clinical trials can be conducted on this unit. Research techniques and experiences, collaboration between investigators, individual growth for investigators and research, and patient care and safety will all be enriched by utilizing the CRC. We are pleased to be available to assist your research team. Medical knowledge continues to grow—let us be a part of your experience.