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Research Tests and Procedures

CRS Clinical Research Coordinators and Research RNs are trained to perform a multitude of tests and procedures. Some of the procedures include, but not limited to:

  • Spirometry
  • Investigational Drug Administration
  • 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT)
  • Exhaled Nitric Oxide
  • Nasal Potential Difference
  • Lung Clearance Index
  • Phlebotomy


Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

The CRU is located on the 3rd floor of the Goodman building on the National Jewish Health Main Campus. The CRU space is designed to meet the needs of clinical trials conducted at NJH. The unit includes:

  • 15 patient exam rooms, including 7 negative pressure rooms
  • Secure, temperature-controlled drug room with badge access entry and locking cabinets with 24/7 temperature monitoring
  • Locking glass door laboratory refrigerator for drug that requires cool storage with 24/7 electronic temperature monitoring
  • BSL2 certified laboratory, including areas for sample processing and sample storage (-80 freezer available for short and long term sample storage)
  • Dedicated drug infusion space


Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

The Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) is partially funded under a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It provides an infrastructure for the support of meritorious outpatient research directed toward studying normal human function as well as the explanation and treatment of human diseases. The unit includes:  6 patient exam rooms, Nursing support and Clinical immunology/flow cytometry core lab.

Research projects conducted through the CTRC are required to meet a high standard of scientific merit.  If your study has not already had a scientific review, we will submit it to the Scientific Advisory Review Committee (SARC), which is a committee of experienced investigators, biostatisticians, and ethicists with feasibility input from CTRC core staff. The purpose of SARC is to evaluate the scientific merit of research protocols. All investigator-initiated protocols that have not received a full peer review are reviewed by SARC. Depending on your protocol, the study may have a full review (requiring a meeting or phone call with the University), or it may qualify for e-review if its NIH funded or a multi-center study.

  • 6 patient exam rooms
  • 1 negative pressure room
  • Nursing support
  • Clinical immunology/flow cytometry core lab