CTSC Clinical Research Unit at MetroHealth
The former General Clinical Research Center will be now known as the CTSA - Clinical Research Unit (CRU), MHMC, as it is now funded under the newly created National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap initiative named the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).
The Clinical and Translational Science Awards is a new consortium to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. The consortium is designed to encourage the development of new methods and approaches to clinical and translational research, improve training and mentoring to ensure that new investigators can navigate the increasingly complex research system, design new and improved clinical research informatics tools, assemble interdisciplinary teams that cover the complete spectrum of medical research, and forge new partnerships with private and public health care organization.
The unit will continue with the same type of care as in the past, providing private and semiprivate rooms for the conduct of inpatient and outpatient research protocols for both adult and pediatric research subjects. Functioning as a resource where qualified investigators have opportunities to advance medical knowledge from the laboratory bench to the clinical bedside.