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Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC)

Outpatient Unit

The Charles R. Drew University Clinical and Translational Research Center (CDU-CTRC) is located in a 5,000 square foot outpatient and administrative unit with seven exam/treatment rooms, a processing laboratory and a dedicated consultation space for study participant interviews. We provide cardiovascular and metabolic assessment resources, a site dedicated pharmacist, negotiated lab fees for assays, and participant transportation. Our site also offers Wi-Fi and a conference room capable of state of the art collaborative meetings for community partners and collaborators. In addition to our CTRC unit, the University offers additional conference room spaces and dedicated Cancer Research and Core Laboratories.

Our CTRC clinical staff is knowledgeable and skilled in protocol implementation, clinical trials, data collection, phlebotomy, IV insertions, pharmacokinetic studies, administration of investigational drugs, multiple sample collection, Oral Glucose Tolerance Tests, EKGs, and assisting investigators with minor bedside procedures. Pharmacy services include procurement, disposal, packaging, randomization and dispensing. Currently CTRC services seven actively recruiting studies in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Social/ Behavioral and Cardio-metabolic Research.

CDU – Life Sciences and Research Nursing Education Building
1748 East 118th Street N113
Los Angeles, California 90059

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Early Wednesday and Friday Clinic 6 a.m., by appointment
1st and 3rd Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., by appointment 

Phone: (323) 568-3359

Fax: (323) 563-5872

Director: David Martins

Nurse Manager: O. Laurice Pitts – (323) 568-3354