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CLINICAL RESEARCH UNIT

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is located at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s Seattle campus on the 1st floor of building 1 in rooms 117 to 127.  This location is central to the medical center and is convenient for investigators, clinicians, staff and patients.  The CRU space currently comprises 2 exam rooms, 1 procedure room with 2 beds, a lab processing room with a refrigerated centrifuge and kitchen space.

 

A new clinical research facility is in construction and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. The new CRU will cover 5,641 square feet and will comprise one entire floor dedicated to clinical research activities.

 

FUTURE CRU SPACE

  • 1 waiting room
  • reception area
  • 2 offices
  • 1 exercise/training room
  • 1 lab/sample processing room
  • 6 exam rooms
  • 1 blood drawing room
  • 2 treatment rooms
  • 1 interview room
  • 1 soiled utility room
  • 1 clean utility room
  • 1 kitchen
  • 2 one-bed proceedure observation rooms
  • 2 two-bed proceedure observation rooms
  • 1 nursing station (observation)
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 1 DEXA room
  • 1 conference room

 

 

 

 

CURRENT EQUIPMENT

  • Omnicell supply unit
  • EKG Machine
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Hologic bone densitometer (DEXA)

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STAFFING

The CRU is staffed by Susan Bigda, RN, and Teresita Cornell who both have extensive experience in supporting clinical research studies. The CRU’s advisory board is composed of investigator members and representatives from VA R&D and SIBCR with Alvin Matsumoto, MD, serving as Director.

PRICING & FORMS

Information about services and pricing for industry and non-industry sponsored studies can be found on the Intake Forms

CONTACT INFORMATION

Susan Bigda
Email: Susan.Bigda@va.gov
Phone: (206) 277-4681

 

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday

6:30 AM to 3 PM
For additional hours, please contact the CRU Staff.

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