Researchers in need of more detailed information about the Clinical and Translational Science Center Clinical Research Center (CCRC) are invited to schedule a free consultation to discuss project needs and CCRC resources. Request a consultation by contacting Christopher Kain at 916-703-5595 or email@example.com.
Clinical research nurses implement protocol-specific procedures and provide direct nursing care for all patients enrolled in research studies. The nurses' areas of clinical expertise vary to accommodate a wide spectrum of clinical research strategies and disciplines. All CCRC nurses are committed to patient safety, protocol fidelity, quality data collection and upholding the Experimental Subject’s Bill of Rights. Each nurse is certified in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, ACLS and PALS, and Good Clinical Practices.
A nurse practitioner (N.P.) reviews all protocols to establish protocol workflow, orders, flow sheets and to determine training needs for staff to ensure patient safety and protocol fidelity. In addition, the N.P. is available to perform more complex clinical procedures such as specialized exams, first dose administration and skin/fat tissue biopsies.
The laboratory staff provide support to investigators with simple-to-complex sample processing, DNA/RNA isolation, multiplex cytokine/chemokine and metabolic analyses, and preparation of samples for proteomics and flow cytometry.
Phlebotomy services are available for sample collection in our clinic, other UC Davis locations, local community sites or at the homes of study patients.
Educational and training opportunities are available to any member of the research team, including student nurses, new clinical research nurses, research coordinators, new phlebotomists, medical residents and fellows.