Center for Clinical Research

The Center for Clinical Research
Raj Karia, PhD, Director of Operations

The Center for Clinical Research (CCR) serves as the central point for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s clinical research activities. The center provides a common home for orthopaedic researchers who are based in the different divisions of the Department and is intended to enhance collaboration among orthopaedic subspecialists. Center staff are active at all the Department’s major outpatient and inpatient facilities, supporting clinical research and facilitating the collection of patient-reported outcomes.

The CCR is currently focused on three primary initiatives: 1) to create a department-wide infrastructure that participating faculty can use to collect validated patient reported outcome data as part of standard practice; 2) to facilitate compliance with IRB and federal regulations regarding clinical research; and 3) to expand the clinical research support services available to department faculty. The CCR also provides orthopaedic clinicians support for clinical study design, biostatistics, regulatory and IRB requirements, biospecimen collection, storage and analysis, and grant application processes.

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