The Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC), directed by Dr. Arun Jeyabalan, is an outpatient facility equipped to support a wide range of clinical and translational research.
Research includes: sexually transmitted diseases, bariatric surgery, HIV transmission prevention, pregnancy and contraception. We also have various studies related to gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, substance use within pregnancy, infant outcomes related to medications and breastfeeding, and various other studies about the ways environmental factors affect mom and baby.
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 (ACRC). The unit is staffed with three registered nurses and a lab technician experienced in conducting clinical studies.
The unit is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additionally, the unit is open 2 Saturday mornings a month from 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Investigators requiring additional hours should contact Cindy Schatzman or Emily Immel to discuss availability.
- Anthropometric measurements
- Cervical/rectal lavage and swabs
- Drug administration
- Glucose tolerance testing
- Pap smears
- Pharmacokinetic sampling
- Specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipping
- Assistance with study recruitment
- Infusion pumps
- Minus 80-degree freezer
- Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring
- Personal computers
- Phlebotomy services
- Pulse oximeter
- Centrifuges (three)
- Sigmoidoscopes (four)
- Tanita scales
- Bod Pod
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street, Suite 5500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Cindy Schatzman, BSN, RN
Emily Immel, BSN, RN
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