- Clinical Research Nurse Services
Clinical research nurses implement protocol-specific procedures and provide direct nursing care for all patients enrolled in research studies. The nurses' areas of clinical expertise vary to accommodate a wide spectrum of clinical research strategies and disciplines. All CCRC nurses are committed to patient safety, protocol fidelity, quality data collection and upholding the Experimental Subject’s Bill of Rights. Each nurse is certified in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, ACLS and PALS, and Good Clinical Practices.
- Nurse Practitioner Services
A nurse practitioner (NP) reviews all protocols to establish protocol workflow, orders, flow sheets and to determine training needs for staff to ensure patient safety and protocol fidelity. In addition, the NP is available to perform more complex clinical procedures such as specialized exams, first dose administration and skin/fat tissue biopsies.
- Clinical Research Coordinator Services
Clinical research coordinators provide supplemental regulatory and study visit support to CCRC investigators and serves as a primary resource for clinical research coordinators accessing CCRC support.
- Exercise Physiology
The exercise physiologist measures body composition, bone density, total body water, energy metabolism and expenditure, resting metabolic rate, cardio-respiratory fitness, and exercise stress tests. In addition, the exercise physiologist can provide data analysis for investigators.
A research dietitian performs nutritional status assessments, food record processing and analysis, nutritional education/counseling to optimize health status and research protocol adherence, and metabolic or calorie-controlled meal planning.
The laboratory staff provide support to investigators with simple-to-complex sample processing, DNA/RNA isolation, multiplex cytokine/chemokine and metabolic analyses, and preparation of samples for proteomics and flow cytometry.
Phlebotomy services are available for sample collection in our clinic, other UC Davis locations, local community sites or at the homes of study patients.
- Research Education and Training
Educational and training opportunities are available to any member of the research team, including student nurses, new clinical research nurses, research coordinators, new phlebotomists, medical residents and fellows.