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Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at MetroHealth


In its 44th year of funding, the newly renamed Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at MetroHealth Medical Center is a resource where qualified investigators have opportunities to advance medical knowledge from the laboratory bench to the clinical bedside.
Our mission is to provide:

  • A multidisciplinary controlled environment for performing quality clinical research that fosters the exchange of ideas and information among disciplines
  • A collegial atmosphere where clinical and basic scientists can collaborate to define, study and work out disease-related problems that lead to improved patient care
  • Adult and Pediatric facilities for inpatients and outpatients
  • Experienced nursing, dietary, laboratory, computing, biostatistical and administrative personnel who are available to provide professional support and consultation

If you would like to learn more about utilizing CRU resources for a research protocol,
please contact Noreen Roman at 778-3130 or nroman@metrohealth.org

 

Applying for MetroHealth CRU Support

 

How to apply to use the CRU
  1. Submit an Application in the MHS eIRB system and check "Yes" you plan to utilize the resources of the CRU.
  2. Complete the CRU application (found below) and attach it to the section 2.1 of the eIRB submission.  
    1. Your Application will automatically be submitted to the CRU administrator. 
      1. Industry sponsored and Multi-Center NIH funded protocols will receive an administrative review regarding resource availability and allocation. 
      2. Investigator Initiated protocols will be reviewed by the CRU Scientific Review Committee (SRC), as required by the NIH, to insure that all studies are of the highest scientific quality and CRU resources are allocated accordingly. 
  3. All projects must be fully IRB approved prior to subjects being seen on the CRU.  IRB approval does not authorize use of the CRU resources.

CRU Review is a blocking review, for the MHS IRB. The IRB does not review protocol applications until after the CRU has reviewed and approved it. If you have questions about CRU utilization or the review process please call the CRU Administrator at 216-778-3130. 

Need help with your applications, grant submission etc? Contact one of the CRU resources below:

  • Administrator for initial questions and help with budget planning.
  • Biostatistician for help on study design.
  • Research Subject Advocate for help with a Data Safety Monitoring Plan. All protocols are required to have a DSMP.
  • Core Managers if you plan to use one of our specialized cores. We encourage you to contact the Core Manager as early as possible, ideally while you're preparing your primary grant application to the NIH or other peer-reviewed funding agency.

 


 

APPLICATION FORMS
MHMC CRU Resource Application
MHMC CRU DSMB Application
MHMC CRU Lab and Phlebotomy Only Application
NIH Specialty Codes

 

GRANT CITATION

For projects that used GCRC and CTSC resources please site both grants as follows:

The project described was supported by Grant Number M01 RR00080 and Grant Number UL1 RR024989 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of NCRR or NIH.


For projects initiated after 9/17/07 using CTSC resources only please use the following citation:

The project described was supported by Grant Number UL1 RR024989 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of NCRR or NIH.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Program Director: Dennis Super, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics
dsuper@metrohealth.org
Administrative Director: Noreen Roman, BS, MT(ASCP), MBA
nroman@metrohealth.org
Informatics Manager: Charles (Todd) Sarbach
csarbach@metrohealth.org
Laboratory Manager: Jacqueline Bjaloncik, M.S., 
jbjaloncik@metrohealth.org
Patient Care Manager: Ruth Lange, R.N.
rlange@metrohealth.org
Research Subject Advocate: Nicole Deming, JD, MA
ndeming@metrohealth.org
Biostatistician: Rhoderick Machekano, Ph.D.
rhoderick.machekano@case.edu
phone: 216.778.1952  fax: 216.778.3945
Nutrition Research Manager: Alicia Thomas, R.D., L.D.
athomas@metrohealth.org
 
General info: 216-778-3130, nroman@metrohealth.org
Scheduling: 216-778-4278, cruscheduling@metrohealth.org