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  • University of Nevada, Reno
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Newly Expanded Clinical Research Center at UNR Med Fosters Collaboration and Research with Renown Health

5 de octubre de 2022

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Renown Health and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) are proud to announce a newly integrated and expanded research space called the Clinical Research Center (CRC). This space offers a dynamic physical location on the University of Nevada, Reno campus that supports the UNR Med and Renown Health research enterprise. "The partnership between Renown Health and UNR Med truly knows no bounds, and this Clinical Research Center is an incredible example of that endless possibility,” said Thomas Graf, MD, interim CEO of Renown Health. “This new space will only continue to expand our community’s access to clinical research as part of patient care while providing the necessary resources to engage our students and support a healthy Nevada.”

This space’s capabilities include experienced staff with knowledge and skills in operationalizing FDA and non-FDA regulated clinical and translational research studies in a centralized 5,470-square foot research clinic housed in the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) at the University. This CRC space provides resources including:

  • A centralized location next to the laboratory space that allows for strategic interdisciplinary collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists.
  • Eleven private outpatient rooms for research clinic visits.
  • Two blood draw stations.
  • Physician consultation areas.
  • Conference room for trial monitoring and consulting.
  • Secure Investigational Product storage and preparation.
  • Sample processing and storage, including countertop refrigerated centrifuges, 4°, -20° and -80° C refrigerators and freezers.

Operations around clinical research are becoming more complex so growing clinical research in our community will require expertise and dedicated space where clinical research can be conducted in a learning environment first,” said Danielle Eaton, Director of Clinical Research with UNR Med and Renown Health. “This Clinical Research Center provides such space and experienced staff where these research studies can be successfully completed. The CRC provides a training environment for students, residents, faculty and clinical research professional work-force that will be needed to bring cutting edge diagnostics, therapeutics and preventatives to our community.”

Meet the Team:

  • Danielle Eaton, UNR Med Director of Clinical Research
  • Kristen Gurnea, Renown Health Manager of Clinical Research
  • Amber Emerson, UNR Med Project Manager
  • Valerie Smith, UNR Med Center Administrative Manager
  • Annie Beach-Hills, Gina Castro, Michelle Mejia and Amil Trujillo-King, UNR Med Study Coordinators
  • Dr. John Westhoff, UNR Med Chair of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine physician
  • Dr. Sean Kandel, UNR Med Associate Program Director for Resident Research, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Amneet Rai, UNR Med Clinical research pharmacist
  • Dr. Kellie Watkins, UNR Med Clinical Epidemiologist/Data Manager/Statistician

As part of the affiliation between UNR Med and Renown Health, the Clinical Research Office is part of an integrated Office of Clinical Research, which allows both entities to collaborate on shared research program objectives. This effort allows colleagues to partner on clinical research, and to leverage bench-to-bedside research and delivery of leading-edge healthcare to northern Nevadans.

Acerca de Renown Health

Renown Health es la red de atención médica integrada de administración local y sin fines de lucro más grande de la región, que brinda servicios a Nevada, Lake Tahoe y el noreste de California. Con una fuerza laboral diversa de más de 7,000 empleados, Renown ha fomentado una cultura de excelencia, determinación e innovación de larga data. La organización se compone de un centro de urgencias, dos hospitales de cuidados agudos, un hospital infantil, un hospital de rehabilitación, un grupo médico y una red de atención de urgencias y Hometown Health, la compañía de seguros sin fines de lucro más grande de la región y de propiedad local, Hometown Health. Actualmente, Renown está inscribiendo participantes en el estudio genético de salud poblacional basado en la comunidad más grande del mundo, el Healthy Nevada Project®.

About UNR Med  

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), Nevada’s first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Desde 1969, UNR Med ha capacitado a más de 3,900 estudiantes, residentes y becarios. La UNR Med continúa mejorando la salud y el bienestar de todos los residentes de Nevada y sus comunidades mediante excelencia en la educación estudiantil, capacitación de posgrado y atención clínica, investigación con impacto local, nacional y global, y una cultura de diversidad e inclusión. For more information, visit med.unr.edu.

Contactos con los medios

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E: communications@unr.edu


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