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Clinical Research Unit

The MetroHealth Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is a multidisciplinary, fee-for-service research facility with experienced staff to conduct innovative patient-centered research projects in a controlled, welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.

The MetroHealth CRU offers clinical investigators access to experienced research personnel, dedicated facilities and equipment for advancing medical knowledge, making discoveries and finding cures. 

The CRU is supported by the MetroHealth System (MHS) and the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC)* and contributes to improving the health of our patients and community. 

The CTSC is a 5-year, $48 million dollar NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant, funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to support a national network of medical research organizations to help turn translational research into cures. The CTSC ‘hub’ is a collaborative effort between Case Western Reserve University and the affiliated hospital systems of the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Louis Stokes Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and MetroHealth. 

The MetroHealth CRU is located at:

2500 MetroHealth Drive
Hamann 2
Cleveland, Ohio 44109 

CRU Services

  • Research Consultation
  • CRU Nursing
  • CRU Laboratory
  • Participant Recruitment Specialists
  • Research Project Managers


Manager, Clinical Research Unit Operations

S. Afua Cannon, Ph.D,
[email protected]