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CRC Clinical Services

An experienced clinical research staff consisting of physicians, a nurse practitioner, and registered nurses works closely with investigators throughout the study to optimize and facilitate the research protocol. The CRC encourages a collaborative environment between the clinical staff and investigators.

Clinical staff skills and support services for protocols include:

  • All levels of nursing/MD support
  • Planning meetings with investigators to facilitate inclusion of desired ancillary testing, nursing interventions and documentation
  • Medication administration, including intravenous bolus or infusion
  • Blood sampling via venipuncture or vascular access devices
  • Anthropometric measurements, e.g., skin folds, BMI, etc.
  • Metabolic testing (resting metabolic rate) and pulmonary function testing
  • Insertion and maintenance intraveneous access
  • Exercise stress testing (cycle ergometer or treadmill)
  • Resting ECG
  • Muscle function testing
  • Bone densitometry
  • Advanced cardiac life support

The CRC staff works with investigators on an individual basis to ensure that the services provided are effective and efficient. If you are interested in a service not listed here, please contact the CRC Nurse Manager, Cyndi Flanagan, chf117@psu.edu or 865-7103

CRC Clinical Equipment and Facilities

  • Exam room and two invasive procedure rooms
  • Procedure room for testing
  • Small specimen processing room
  • Five hospital-style bedrooms with bathrooms
  • IV infusion pumps
  • 12-lead ECG machine
  • -80 degree freezer
  • Resuscitation cart
  • Metabolic cart
  • 2 treadmills
  • Cycle ergometer
  • Bone densitometer (DXA)
  • Philips IU22 XMatrix V2012 Ultrasound
  • Acuson Aspen Ultrasound