The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at Lurie Children’s is a child and family friendly environment which offers 8 outpatient private exam rooms, 6 dedicated inpatient beds and a consultation room. Facilities available to meet the need of investigators include touchdown space for investigators and auditors/monitors, limited investigator supply and equipment storage and refrigeration of specimens. The unit can be utilized with full nursing services, or for space only.
A clinical manager oversees the clinical research unit, which is staffed by a unit secretary and registered nurses who have been Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified. The CRU also has a fully staffed and dedicated research pharmacy and laboratory support.