DoCTR Facilities

The Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) occupies 3,000 square feet of office and lab space in the 12th floor of the Northwest Tower.  There are offices for faculty, long-term assignable cubicle workspace for research staff, and a separate workspace for study monitors and research assistants.  The division’s research laboratory can be utilized for low risk, healthy volunteer research studies.  Research staff are experienced in performing assessments that utilize the Medoc PATHWAY Pain and Sensory Evaluation System,  pupillometry, physical assessments, questionnaires, and specimen collections and processing. The lab is equipped with four medical chairs, a centrifuge, freezer, refrigerator, secure narcotic drug storage, routine phlebotomy and sample processing supplies and IV fluid administration equipment.  DoCTR also has 219 square feet of space utilized as a “workroom” on the 3rd floor of Barnes Hospital South.  This space is available for use by research faculty and staff working for perioperative and/or in-patient research projects.  The space is shared for temporary daily use, and sit-down areas are not assignable.  The space is equipped with several computers, a networked printer, ECG, phlebotomy supplies, centrifuge and a -20°C specimen freezer.

Studies that require more intensive monitoring can utilize space in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) Center for Applied Research Services (CARS) Clinical Research Unit (CRU) located in BJH South on 4 Barnard.  The CRU was formerly known as the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC).  This unit provides all the services of a hospital floor, including supplies, monitoring equipment and dietary facilities.  Overnight stays and weekends are available in the CRU which has oversight by CCS. Physician admission privileges at BJH are required for utilization of the CRU.  Outpatient study visits that may require a higher level of monitoring can also be conducted in the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) located in the CAM.