Clinical Research Core
The Clinical Research Core (CRC) provides the infrastructure and the investigator resources that are vital to the successful conduct of clinical research. The CRC tests innovative hypotheses on the etiology of physical disability and evaluates novel interventions designed to prevent disability in older populations. The Core provides particular expertise in designing and conducting clinical research studies. In collaboration with the BioImaging Resource Core and the Molecular Sciences Resource Core, we 1) assess potentially modifiable risk factors of physical function decline and disability in older adults, and 2) evaluate the effects of novel interventions on these risk factors and on body imaging, physical function and disability.
The Core also supports participant recruitment and provides guidance retention and follow-up. The Core is maintaining a database of persons with interest in participating in clinical studies named VITAL (Volunteers In Touch with Aging and Life). Such a database represents a recruitment resource for current and future studies.
For information on conducting studies or to volunteer as a research participant: Call 336-713-8539 or 1-877-BE-VITAL
Jeff Williamson, MD, Core Leader
Jack Rejeski, PhD, Co-Leader, Investigator
Anthony P. Marsh, PhD, Co-Leader, Investigator
Kimberly Kennedy, Project Manager