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VUMC CRC Adult Facilities Core

Overview of Services

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) provides facilities and personnel support to conduct research with human subjects in a safe and efficient hospital-based environment. Open 24 hours per day Monday –Friday, and the 1st and 3rd weekends of each month, the facilities located in Medical Center North includes 14 inpatient licensed hospital beds and 5 outpatient beds. All inpatient beds can flex for outpatient visits. Additionally, the CRC contains 2 outpatient exam table/phlebotomy rooms, 2 large procedure rooms suitable for infusions for inpatient and outpatient visits, a metabolic kitchen, imaging and stress test resources, and an exercise physiology lab. The CRC is staffed with 20 full-time nurses and 12 technical support staff.


Gordon Bernard, MD, Program Director

Kevin Niswender, MD, Medical Director

Lana Howard, BSN, RN, CCRP, Nurse Manager


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Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Facility is available by appointment Monday-Friday, 24 hour unit

Facility is open the 1st and 3rd weekends and at the Nurse Manager's discretion

A-3100 Medical Center North

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