The CCRC is available to UC Davis faculty, residents, postgraduate fellows, medical students, and nurses with an IRB-approved protocol.
Outpatient and inpatient nursing support, bionutrition, exercise physiology, regulatory, and laboratory services are available to investigators. Nursing services include investigational drug administration, serial blood sampling, monitoring, invasive procedure assistance, EKG or cardiac monitoring, and qualitative data collection. A nurse practitioner is on-site to provide additional services to investigators, such as history and physical exams, invasive procedures (i.e., biopsies), and bedside monitoring during high risk infusions. A research dietitian is available to assist investigators with nutrition requirements, food intake analysis, or participant education. Our exercise physiologist is available to measure body composition, metabolic rate, bone density, other unique exercise-fitness testing, and participant education. A laboratory technician can assist with unique laboratory testing or processing needs.
Services can be provided at the CCRC, the UC Davis Medical Center, other Health System locations, the UC Davis Campus, in patients’ homes, or at most other community-based locations.
The CCRC supports human-based, multi-disciplinary clinical research. Participants may be healthy controls or diagnosed with an acute or chronic condition. We currently support studies from the following departments: internal medicine; internal medicine subspecialties, such as oncology, neurology, cardiology; surgery; radiology; epidemiology; obstetrics and gynecology; psychiatry; pediatrics; and nursing.
Yes. Non-M.D. investigators, such as Pharm.D.s and Ph.D.s, may request our services.
All protocol modifications and renewals, once approved by the IRB, should be forwarded to the CCRC coordinator so that we can ensure protocol compliance.
No. The CCRC does not have funds to cover any clinical testing performed. The CCRC can also assist investigators with the coordination for ancillary support throughout the UC Davis Health System.
The CCRC can support investigator-initiated (department or grant-funded) and industry-sponsored research. It is important to get an estimate for these services when you are planning your budget.
Appointments are made via a fax scheduling process. This process will be reviewed with you during a “Start Up” meeting after your Service Request has been approved.