Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU)

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The Clinical Trials Support Office’s (CTSO) Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) provides clinical staff, resources, and infrastructure that are necessary to conduct adult and pediatric human clinical research protocols at the University of Michigan. The main performance site is located at Michigan Medicine within the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The Domino's Farms extension is located in northeast Ann Arbor, approximately four miles from the hospital.

MCRU offers the following services to suit your clinical research needs:

  • Scheduling
  • Clinical Support Services
  • Specimen Core & Processing Lab
  • Mobile Clinical Research Team (MCRU2U)
  • Study Team Storage Management

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Already an MCRU client? Use the Research Participant Scheduling Portal to submit your scheduling requests online. 

TIME AND EVENTS TABLE

As required for the IRB application, Study Teams must download and complete the Time and Events Table. Information required to complete this form includes: Visit Schedule, Visit Type, Test/Procedures, Service Type, MCRU Location, and Equipment Needed.

HOURS OF OPERATION

MCRU | CVC*

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*The CVC Research Unit is equipped to provide after-hours research visits that require extended periods of stay.

MCRU | Domino's Farms, Lobby M

Monday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

MCRU | Lab

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday: Closed

MCRU2U

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

MCRU will accommodate overnight, weekend, and after-hours visits with two weeks’ advance notice. Visits that are requested less than two weeks in advance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

FACULTY AND STAFF

Medical Director

Njira Lugogo, M.D.

Strategic Partners & Site Development Lead

Kate Huffman, RN, BSN, CCRA, huffmank@med.umich.edu, 248-921-9256

Administrative Manager

Sean P. Lezak, lezakse@med.umich.edu, 734-936-4632

 

Questions?

Contact us | MCRU-Support@med.umich.edu.

MCRU Central Scheduling | Phone: 734-763-7363

Frankel Cardiovascular Center, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.