Clinical Research

The Clinical Research Program is comprehensive and supports every aspect of clinical research conduct. The program assists investigators in protocol development and grant submissions for competitive clinical research grants. The program works in conjunction with pharmaceutical and device companies to conduct industry clinical trials. The program supports regulatory (IRB and other regulatory agencies), administrative (budget and contracts), and clinical (patient enrollment, management and data collection) components.

The staff of the Clinical Research Program includes a director (PhD), research nurses, and a staff of on-call research nurses. Program areas of focus include Acute Care & Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Podiatry, Surgical Oncology and Vascular specialties.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a University-wide initiative designed specifically to support infrastructure for investigators committed to translational science. Their mission is to leverage existing strengths to create an environment that will link new ideas, faculty, trainees and university programs to speed innovations in medical and surgical sciences. Boston University is a member of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium, and shares tools, technologies, and best practices with other consortium members locally and nationally. To continue that success, the CTSI integrates, connects, and expands our research and university programs, thereby providing an academic and intellectual home for clinical and translational investigators for all disciplines including surgery and surgical research.

Clinical Research Resources Office (CRRO)

The mission of the Clinical Research Resources Office is to facilitate the design and conduct of ethical and scientifically valid clinical research by providing a range of services, resources and guidance to support BUMC clinical researchers in planning, submitting, conducting and analyzing their research.