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Research Nursing

The research nursing team, with adult and pediatric experience, is assigned exclusively to the Clinical Research Center for inpatient and outpatient services.


  • Experienced nursing staff with a variety of backgrounds including medical, surgical, and pediatric experience
  • Orientation with investigators for protocol design, technique, and initiation
  • 24-hour nursing coverage for all research protocols including inpatient and outpatient services for adult and pediatric subjects
  • Private examination rooms to promote confidentiality
  • Private hospital-styled rooms, with a shared bathroom, for overnight studies
  • Blood sampling via venipuncture, peripheral IV access, or implanted vascular access device access
  • Insertion and maintenance of peripheral IV access
  • Administration of study medication, including IV infusion (via Alaris pump) or subcutaneous injection
  • Subcutaneous injection teaching with the research subject or designee
  • Resting 12 lead ECGs (via Phillips Page Writer)
  • Application of 24- or 48-hour holter monitor
  • Cardiac telemetry on unit
  • Adult and Pediatric Emergency equipment/AED/O2
  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Manual or automatic (Dynamap) blood pressure measurements
  • Serial blood sampling setups (i.e., tubes, labels, transfer tubes, and flow sheets)
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Tests and Fasting Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test procedures
  • Precise collection of samples including 24-hour urine and serial blood/urine samples (pharmacokinetics)
  • Biosafety Level II lab/specimen processing (cold centrifuge)
  • -20 C and -80 C freezer for temporary sample storage
  • Assistance for biopsies (muscle, fat, and skin)
  • In collaboration with the Department of Imaging Sciences, infant, pediatric, and adult DXA scans can be performed on a Hologic Bone Densitometer.


Our nurses have many years of research experience and have certifications in Greater Than Minimal Risk Biomedical Research and CITI Good Clinical Practice-Stage 1. CRC nurses are invaluable for their flexibility in meeting your research needs, attention to clinical care and overall technical support.

Get Started

Review the necessary documents, the protocol approval process and submit an application for approval with the CRC to receive nursing services.

NIH Funding Acknowledgement

Important: All publications resulting from the utilization of the UR CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSA grant by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.


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