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Clinical Studies

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The Clinical Studies Core’s supports interactions between clinical and basic research groups within North Carolina State University and expands collaborative relationships beyond the university with practicing veterinarians, animal owners, and industry partners. The CSC offers support through the following services:

  • Study preparation including grant, budget, and IACUC assistance
  • Study coordination via patient recruitment, enrollment, visits, and follow-up
  • Data acquisition and management from collection to quality assurance (QA)
  • Study monitoring under Good Clinical Practice (GCP) quality standards
  • Technical support through laboratory and clinical veterinary assistance
  • Investigational product management by randomization, distribution, and disposition
  • Resources for investigators in the design, publicity, and implementation of clinical studies
  • Collaborations with practicing veterinarians, animal owners, and industry partners
  • Repository of veterinary tissue samples to support ongoing and developing studies
  • Biospecimen procurement services for researchers

Information for clinical investigators and CSC forms can be found here on our internal page.

Clinical Studies Core is part of the Comparative Medicine Institute. Their mission is to develop, foster, and assist multidisciplinary teams focused on translating basic research and scientific discovery into clinical/societal applications to improve the health of animals and humans.

Clinical Studies Core Team

The CMI New Faculty Clinical Research Award

Up to 100 hours of Clinical Studies Core Time

Applications Open Through October 31, 2018

 The CMI has a new award to establish innovative, translational research collaborations between basic scientists and veterinary clinicians at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. The award, available for CMI members who are within the first three years of their appointment to faculty, will help new investigators incorporate clinical research into their projects by introducing them to the Clinical Studies Core (CSC). Based at the hospital, the CSC assists researchers with all aspects of clinical research, from patient recruitment and sample collection to IACUC preparation and data management. To work with the CSC, the only requirement is that at least one of the investigators participating in the project be a qualified veterinary clinician who has hospital privileges, in accordance with hospital regulations. By establishing this new award, the CMI will provide members with access to clinical expertise and a highly efficient, multipurpose service. In doing so, they hope to open new avenues for translational research, provide junior faculty with the freedom to embark on new and exciting projects, and facilitate novel partnerships between veterinarians and basic science researchers.

To apply for the New Faculty Clinical Research Award, please fill out the application: New Faculty Clinical Research Award Application Email your completed application to Brianna Johnson, Operations Manager of the Clinical Studies Core at

Information on the CMI New Faculty Clinical Research Award can be found here.