Founded in 1996, the Clinical Research Center (CRC) provides the infrastructure necessary for our institution’s faculty to conduct clinical research. Funded by an NIH grant, the Dean of the institution serves as its principal investigator and the CRC Advisory Committee provides support to the CRC Program Director, Elizabeth Ofili, M.D.
The CRC is the first free-standing, outpatient research facility of its kind in the nation to receive accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
For more than 12 years, the center has successfully developed a clinical research infrastructure uniquely suited to the pursuit of clinical and translational research in minority and underrepresented communities. CRC provides comprehensive support for clinical investigation with its various core resources and facilities, which include the following:
- Noninvasive cardiovascular and hemodynamic core laboratory
- Fully equipped private examination rooms
- An analytical and protein profiling laboratory
- Biostatistical and data management core
- Nursing core
- Recruitment/Retention core responsible for all study participant enrollment activities
- New Bionutrition core
With a growing clinical research program built on a credible basic science research portfolio, a shared vision of eliminating health disparities, and a strong commitment to community outreach, the center’s efforts have led to novel innovations. The Community Physician's Network (CPN) and the Recruitment and Retention Core were both established to support the research participation of community-based physicians and the minority patients that they serve.
Clinical Research Center
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Dr. SW
MRC, Room S-01