Clinical Research Center
The goal of the CRC Program is to provide clinical research infrastructure for medical scientists who conduct patient-oriented research. The CRC is used primarily by investigators who are supported by NIH individual research project grants, but investigators who are supported by funds provided by other federal, state and local agencies and by the private sector (Industry Initiated Study Fees) also are eligible for CRC support.
CRC Facilities and Resources
The CRC offers use of its facilities and resources for clinical studies that have been approved through the BCM IRB and the CRC Scientific Advisory Committee. These resources include:
- Inpatient and outpatient facilities
- Financial support for selected ancillary laboratory costs associated with inpatient stays or outpatient visits
- Research nursing services
- Bionutritionist services
- Biostatistician services
- Core laboratory for cell and gene therapies
The CRC is structured to accommodate patient-oriented research activities at appropriate sites throughout the patient care facilities utilized by BCM. A single administrative unit supports both the pediatric and adult units of the CRC. The pediatric unit at Texas Children's Hospital is located in the West Tower, Floor 10. This discrete inpatient unit consists of six inpatient rooms, an infusion room which can serve as an additional private room, an outpatient clinic, and a specialized neonatal research satellite unit located within the neonatal intensive care unit. The adult unit consists of per diem beds in The Methodist Hospital.
The CRC Pediatric Unit is open on various weekends to help assist with patients schedules. View the 2011-2012 open weekend schedule and Baylor College of Medicine's observed holiday schedule.