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Research Nurse Core (RNC)

The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) has two main locations as well as satellite locations.. The CTRC RNC services over 1,200 inpatients and over 6,000 outpatients a year. Research subjects range from premature infants to the elderly, with the majority of adults being seen at HUP and children being seen at CHOP.

HUP Unit - Dulles Building:
  • 8 bed inpatient
  • 8 chair and 2 bed outpatient unit
  • two five-bed sleep labs
  • metabolic kitchen
  • Scatterbed nursing services in Newborn Nursery - Ravdin Building
UPPMC Unit 1st Fl Mutch Building:
  • 18 treatment rooms
  • metabolic kitchen
CHOP Units:
  • 4 bed inpatient unit 5 West Main
  • outpatient unit with 2 treatment rooms, 4 treatment chairs and a consultation room- Main 7
  • Scatterbed nursing services throughout hospital units including the ICUs, ED and operating rooms
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System, Presbyterian Medical Center
  • 3550 Market Street
The CTRCs offer a variety of services, including:
  • Phlebotomy
  • Intensive Pharmokinetics
  • Oral glucose tolerance tests
  • IV glucose tolerance tests
  • Experimental drug monitoring and management
  • Patient assessment and monitoring
  • Study implementation
  • Assistance with protocol start-up
  • Teaching
  • Laboratory processing
  • Laboratory shipping
  • Outreach support
  • Moderate sedation for subjects receiving bone marrow biopsies (adults only)
  • IDS satellite pharmacy (UPPMC unit)

Contact Us:

The appropriate nurse manager should be contacted prior to submitting a new protocol submission to the CTRC, and discussions should continue throughout the start-up process.

Title:Staff Contact

Nursing Director, Penn Medicine and CHOP CTRC

Barbara Medoff-Cooper
Nurse Manager, HUP CTRC Mike McNicholas, RN, MSN,
HUP Patient Scheduling: 215-662-2648
Nurse Manager, UPPMC CTRC Rhoda Collick, RN,
UPPMC Patient Scheduling: 215-662-9026
Nurse Manager, CHOP CTRCAudrey Kamrin RN, MSN, CRNP
CHOP Patient Scheduling:215-590-3110

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research much acknowledge the NIH grant support.


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