CHRU Clients

Researchers with IRB (either UAB IRB or WIRB) approved and CHRU-SRC -approved protocols that investigate translational and clinical research into diseases manifest in childhood.  This includes (but is not limited to):

  • UAB investigators
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Investigators with appointments in the School of Medicine or other UAB Schools
  • CHS investigators

 CHRU Services

Outpatient clinical research space and equipment.  Investigators and RCs with CHRU-SRC-approval have access to the CHRU clinical research space and equipment for the conduct of their clinical research protocols.  The minimum support includes use of the research space and equipment (with essentially all activities performed by the requesting investigative team).  All protocols that utilize the research space without additional services must have a designated, protocol-specific physician with primary responsibility for the safe conduct of the trial (specified in the CHRU Request Document).  Additional support includes activation of CTSA-provided services (discussed in detail below).  Alternatively, support from CHS services can be developed and subcontracted on a study-specific basis.  Examples of CHS services available for contractual arrangements include IV placement, radiology, pathology, pulmonary function laboratory, GI laboratory, and central laboratory services. 

Equipment and space available for use in the CHRU includes:

  • Three fully equipped examination rooms
  • Work areas for investigators, RCs, and/or other study team members (with wireless internet available)
  • Copier with fax and PDF capacity
  • Scales (standing and infant)
  • Stadiometer
  • Thermometer
  • Blood pressure monitor (dynamap)
  • ECG equipment
  • Oximeter
  • Oto/opthalmoscopes
  • Spirometry equipment (with calibration supplies)
  • Nebulizer equipment
  • Refrigerated centrifuges
  • Cytospin
  • Hematocrit
  • Glucometer
  • Specimen storage:
  • limited -80C storage
  • Limited -20C storage
  • Limited 0-4C storage
  • Sterile hoods (2)
  • Digital laboratory scales
  • 40X - 100X microscope
  • Hemocytometer
  • Autoclave
  • pH meter

The UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Services
offers research support resources to all investigators. Information can be found at http://www.uab.edu/ccts/research-commons/clinical-services. Services that can be provided by the CCTS include nursing, nutrition support, metabolic laboratory assessments, biostatistics, and EBV transformations.
  • Nursing - Jolene Lewis, RN, BSN , PCIR Manager
    Jolene@uab.edu or 934-7817
  • Nutrition Support - Betty Darnell, MS, RD, LD, FADA
  • PCIR Bionutrition Research Director
    Bdarnell@uab.edu or 975-8972
  • Processing Laboratory - Gloria Richardson, Research Assistant grichar@uab.edu or 934-7967 
  • Biostatistics - George Howard, MD
    ghoward@uab.edu
     
  • UAB Outreach Laboratory Services - Kathy Hamilton 
    975-8100 or Pager #1743    
           
  • COA Services - Coordination with the CHRU Scheduling Administrator and/or Director of Operations, to subcontract with COA Services, please contact Pam Barlow (COA Grants Administrator, 638-2452).

Details for service implementation for specific protocols is developed on a project by project basis, with input provided by the Scheduling Administrator Wanda Evans 638-5796; wevans@peds.uab.edu; the Director of CHRU Operations Heather Hathorne 638-9568, hhathorne@peds.uab.edu; and/or the Medical Director Dr. Chris Makris, cmakris@peds.uab.edu).