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Update on Faculty Research Support

By Jennifer Bonck

 

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UKCRO continues the mission of KCRISS, to increase the University of Kentucky research portfolio by providing faculty and staff with integral support for clinical research projects.

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Aug. 9, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The Kentucky Center for Clinical Research and Investigator Services (KCCRIS) has officially been dissolved and renamed the University of Kentucky Clinical Research Organization (UKCRO).

UKCRO continues the mission of KCRISS, to increase the University of Kentucky research portfolio by providing faculty and staff with integral support for clinical research projects.

The department offers regulatory and institutional assistance with grants and clinical trials, and holds brown bag research education seminars for UK faculty and staff. It also provides research space for clinical trial administration and patient examinations.
UKCRO will have an official open house in late September.

For more information on the mission of UKCRO, click here. go to www.mc.uky.edu/ukcro/.


GCRC

The University of Kentucky General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) has been awarded $11.6 million for the next five years to provide clinical scientists the essential resources necessary to conduct patient-oriented research.

The GCRC has had continued funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Research Resources since 1985. The most important purpose of the GCRC is to provide the clinical research infrastructure to investigators who receive their primary research funding from other institutes of the NIH. The Center strongly encourages collaboration among basic and clinical scientists -- to develop, promote, and maintain a national core of expert clinical investigators, to train other health professionals in clinical research, and to provide resources in which advances in basic scientific knowledge may be translated into new or improved methods for patient care. The GCRC in-patient facility is located in the 5 North wing of UK Hospital and the outpatient facility shares the space with UKCRO in the second floor of the Kentucky Clinic. The Center's resources are available to all clinical investigators.


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