Clinical Research Center
Bellevue Hospital – C/D Building, 4th Floor: Successful implementation of the CTSI mission requires provision of adequate resources to its investigators. To this end, the CTSI’s main Clinical Research Center (CRC) has been renovated and relocated as of August 1, 2013. The new unit boasts a combined adult/pediatric center of approximately 9,000 sq. ft. in which clinical research studies are carried out. The Bellevue CRC consists of:
- 7 exam rooms, including bariatric and OB/Gyn accommodations
- 3 bed/stretcher rooms, including a procedure room, a recovery room and a treatment room
- 1 adult 4-bay infusion suite as well as 1 (one) 3-bay pediatric infusion suite
- 2 (two) 4-bay interview rooms
- Clean and soiled utility rooms
- Medicine room
- Specimen prep suite with a cold centrifuge and short-term -80° freezer storage capacity
- Satellite Research Pharmacy, which contains a laminar hood, a safe, and both NYU and Bellevue computer systems
- Central nursing station to provide maximal view of the study participants
There are also separate adult and pediatric bathrooms, a small study participant pantry, administrative offices for the Program Director, Administrative Director, Nurse Manager, and Staff Coordinators, as well as a 5-bay Coordinator/Monitor room equipped with computers, faxes and phones.
To view the new space, please click on the following link: Clinical Research Center Virtual Tour.
Satellite CRC (HCC – Suite 5B/C): The CTSI also has a newly renovated and relocated satellite unit available at Tisch Hospital Coop Care (HCC) for outpatient visits only. It houses 2 exam rooms, 1 office, a reception area, a blood-drawing chair, a specimen preparation area (with centrifuge), and a waiting room.
For more information about this facility, please click on the following link: Policy & Procedures for HCC 5B/C.
Support for AIDS Research: In order to accommodate AIDS research activity, participants are seen at the remote clinical research site on the 5th Floor of the Bellevue Hospital C&D Building. The unit measures 9,000 sq. ft., which provides adequate office space for staff and satisfies the functional and environmental participant-care standards. Offices are provided for four study investigators, six study nurses, a data manager, a conference room, six examination rooms, clean and soiled utility rooms, and a waiting area.
The CTSI provides a core of Nursing services and the services of Clinical Research Coordinators to enhance the effectiveness of research programs. The CTSI main CRC provides both inpatient and outpatient services at the new Bellevue 4th Floor C/D facility, as well as scatter visits to NYULMC and its affiliates.
Nursing: The Clinical Research Center nursing staff is on the forefront of a new and exciting transformation in clinical research that comprises of a dynamic interplay among the various core facilities and institutions. CTSI nurses are ACLS/BLS-certified, expert in Phase I pharmacokinetic studies, and certified in shipping and handling of specimens.
Recognizing the importance of consistent and professional decorum, the CRC nursing staff continues to be diligent in providing nursing care to the research participant with attention to quality and safety in practice. The research nurses are trained professionals that can offer investigators a vast array of expertise, which includes monitoring and critical assessment of participants and teaching skills in order to achieve successful participant outcomes in an expanded diverse participant population. In addition, the nursing staff mentors research coordinators and junior investigators on the unit to ensure that their protocols are expertly implemented.
Clinical Research Coordinators: In addition to our trained research nurses with their professional expertise in monitoring, critical assessment and teaching of participants, we also offer the services of a Research Coordinator. This individual can support your study with procedures such as preparation and submission of regulatory documents (e.g., IRB application, consent form, etc.), screening and recruitment, acquisition of consent, administration of questionnaires, collection of samples, shipping and handling of specimens, and completion of case report forms. As with all CTSI services, if the project has its own funds to pay for participant-care costs, the investigators will be charged for use of the Research Coordinator, and projects without sufficient funding to pay for participant-care costs investigators can apply to the CTSI for support for this service.
For more information about the CTSI CRC, please contact:
Gabrielle Gold-von Simson, MD - Program Director
P: (212) 263-9610
For more information about nursing or clinical research coordinator services, please contact:
Eleanor DeCandia, RN, MA - Nurse Manager
Rosario Medina, RN, MA - Assistant Nurse Manager
For scheduling, please contact:
Mellisa Suarez - Research Data Associate
P: (212) 263-6411