Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

UVA's new Collins Wing

Collins Wing entrance to the Clinical Research Unit (CRU).


The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the School of Medicine Clinical Trials Office provides a location and skilled staff for investigators conducting inpatient and outpatient clinical and translational research at the University of Virginia.  The services provided by the CRU staff have replaced the nursing services formerly provided by the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) which recently closed when the NIH GCRC grant program ended.  The CRU services include clinical research facilities (supporting both outpatient and inpatient studies) and research support services.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Lori Elder
Director, SOM Clinical Trials Office