Clinical Research Center

Clinical research expertise and resources for clinical, translational and biomedical researchers

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  • Eleven clinical examination rooms equipped with exam table, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, vital signs equipment, and sink
  • Basic specimen processing area equipped with refrigerated centrifuge
  • Ambient, cold, and frozen secure storage for investigational product or short term specimen storage, monitored and recorded per SOP, that includes two 2-8° C refrigerators, a -20° C freezer, and a -80° C freezer
  • Access to ice and dry ice in contiguous lab space
  • Automated vital signs monitor, AED, limited anthropometric equipment, secure document disposal, printer/fax/copier/scanner, analog line for data transmission
  • Calibration and service record maintenance for all CRC equipment
  • CRC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Manual
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Work with a Team of Experts

CRC staff offer broad expertise in support of the University of Reno School of Medicine research enterprise, pilot funding opportunities, research opportunities for medical trainees and undergraduates, and research execution, as well as guidance on good clinical practice, research ethics, and protection of humans in research. The operational team includes Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Center Medical Director, Dr. Mark Riddle, a part time research pharmacist, a part time emergency medicine specialist, senior director, center manager, and study coordinators.

The Senior Director and Clinical Research Manager provide consultation and analysis of project design, logistics, and resource needs, and work closely with researchers and medical trainees to find suitable matches that synergize research objectives and expose students to unique and broad research opportunities. The manager also supports researchers with research budget preparation and cost management, regulatory compliance, IRB navigation, and human research protection training requirements.