The General Clinical Research Center
The General Clinical Research Center is a fully NIH-funded ten-bed clinical unit with its own nursing staff. The center is located on the eighth floor of University Hospital in 8,000 square feet of space. The inpatient beds are equipped with extensive monitoring facilities including two channel blood pressure, ECG monitoring, pulse oximetry, temperature and non-invasive blood pressure determinations.
In addition to the inpatient space the center has an off-unit outpatient space, as well as a state of the art fully staffed exercise physiology laboratory, sleep laboratory, metabolic kitchen and RIA core laboratory. The scope of NIH funding for this center allows investigators to carry out research in both healthy and ill human volunteers. Investigators have access to extensive computer facilities on the center staffed by a trained systems manager.