The MWH-CTRC, directed by Dr Arun Jeyabalan, is an outpatient facility equipped to support a wide range of clinical and translational research, including sexually transmitted diseases, bariatric surgery, HIV transmission prevention contraception, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, complementary medicine, preterm labor, fetal alcohol syndrome, preeclampsia, and infant outcomes related to medications and breastfeeding. The facility has six examination rooms, five interview rooms, a three-bay infusion area, and a specimen processing area. Additional exam and interview rooms are located in the Ambulatory Clinic for research activity. The unit is staffed with three registered nurses and a lab technician experienced in conducting clinical studies. The unit is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Investigators requiring additional or weekend hours should contact the MWH-CTRC administrator, Kathleen Laychak to discuss availability.

MWH-CTRC Services:

  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Cervical/rectal lavage and swabs
  • Drug administration
  • Electrocardiography
  • Glucose tolerance testing
  • Pap smears
  • Pharmacokinetic sampling
  • Phlebotomy
  • Specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipping
  • Assistance with study recruitment

Equipment:

  • Electrocardiograph
  • Infusion pumps
  • Minus 70-degree freezer
  • Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Personal computers
  • Phlebotomy services
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Refrigerated centrifuges (two)
  • Sigmoidoscopes (four)
  • Tanita scales
  • Ultrasound
  • Bod Pod