Services Provided

History and Capabilities

Since 1995, the Clinical Research Center (CRC) has provided the infrastructure for a vast range of research— from smaller investigator-initiated trials, to larger pharmaceutical company trials, and expansive NIH-funded trials. Our research team has conducted more than 140 clinical trials in such therapeutic areas as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, adhesions, unexplained infertility, environmental contaminants on male factor infertility, sexual dysfunction (arousal and desire disorder), hot flashes and more. Over the past 4 years, we have expanded our areas of service to include the Department(s) of Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

The CRC is thoroughly equipped for these research efforts, featuring:

  • Seven exam rooms, two with gynecological exam tables

  • Pharmacy for study drug storage

  • Laboratory for sample preparation, storage, and shipment

  • Conference room

  • Space for onsite monitoring

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Research services provided: Providing services to clinical research investigators

If you are looking for a location to conduct a clinical research trial or just need some assistance in getting started, our team of experienced staff can assist.

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  • Regulatory submissions (WSU IRB, Advarra, WCG, DMC, and SMART IRBs)

  • Oversee budget and contract negotiations / clinical trail over agreement review with sponsors

  • Completion of regulatory start-up and closeout documents (CVs, FDF, FDA 1572, etc.)

  • Creation of Source documents
  • Study drug pharmacy management

  • Coordinator support

  • Ultrasound (including vaginal US)
  • Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) for bone scans

  • Vaginal plethysmography and genitosensory analyzer

  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs) for recording the heart’s electrical signal

  • Phlebotomy capabilities that include storing, processing and shipping of blood and urine samples

  • Staffing to assist with operational components of conducting trials

  • Tissue Bank Repository to increase collaboration with local research centers
  • Participant recruitment / enrollment assistance

  • Medical evaluations / exams and participant follow-up

Our team assists with regulatory components of clinical trials through OnCore®, a Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) which helps to streamline and centralize operations. The software is utilized university-wide to support all aspects of clinical trials, as it has the capacity to manage multi-site trials both nationally and internationally.

For more information, please contact Karen Priest.
(313) 577-8606 or