Clinical and Translational Research
The Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) is the home for patient-oriented research in the Department of Anesthesiology. Numerous translational and clinical research projects are currently led by faculty members in the division, in a wide variety of research areas. These include drug disposition, pharmacogenomics, perioperative myocardial infarction, intraoperative awareness, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, biomarkers, cardiovascular monitoring, coagulation, and functional brain imaging. All investigators have clinical research programs, and some also have laboratory-based translational programs. DoCTR has several full-time faculty members as well as affiliated faculty. It employs 7 full-time research coordinators and nurses and a regulatory/QA specialist for human subjects research. DoCTR offers support for all aspects of clinical research, from study design, protocol development, IRB and regulatory document preparation and submission, recruitment, monitoring, data management and analysis. The Division is led by Evan Kharasch, MD PhD, Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chancellor for Research, a well-experienced clinical and translational scientist in the field of clinical pharmacology and drug disposition.