The Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) occupies 7,350 square feet of office and lab space on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Barnard building. There are offices for faculty, long-term assignable workspace for research staff, and a separate workspace for study monitors and research assistants. The division’s research laboratory can be utilized for low risk, healthy volunteer research studies. Research staff are experienced in performing assessments that utilize the Medoc PATHWAY Pain and Sensory Evaluation System, pupillometry, physical assessments, questionnaires, and specimen collections and processing.
The lab is equipped with four medical chairs, a centrifuge, freezer, refrigerator, secure narcotic drug storage, routine phlebotomy and sample processing supplies, and IV fluid administration equipment.
DoCTR also has 219 square feet of space utilized as a “workroom” on the 2nd floor of Peters building. This space is available for use by research faculty and staff working for perioperative and/or in-patient research projects. Space is shared for temporary daily use – sit-down areas are not assignable – and equipped with several computers, a networked printer, ECG, phlebotomy supplies, centrifuge and a -20°C specimen freezer.
Studies that require more intensive monitoring can utilize space in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS), a Clinical Research Unit (CRU) within the Center for Applied Research Services (CARS) and is located in Barnes-Jewish Hospital South on 4 Barnard. This unit provides all the services of a hospital floor, including supplies, monitoring equipment, and dietary facilities. Overnight stays and weekends are available in the CRU which has oversight by the Center for Clinical Studies. Physician admission privileges at Barnes-Jewish Hospital are required for the utilization of the CRU. Outpatient study visits that may require a higher level of monitoring can also be conducted in the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) located in the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM).