Magee Womens Hospital Clinical and Translational Research Center


The Magee-Womens Hospital Clinical and Translational Research Center (MWH-CTRC) is an outpatient facility that supports clinical and translational research in women’s health and a wide range of other conditions. Studies in the CTRC address sexually transmitted diseases, bariatric surgery, HIV transmission prevention, contraception, reproductive endocrinology, pregnancy, preterm labor, preeclampsia, and infant outcomes related to medications and breastfeeding. The CTRC also facilitates newborn and infant research visits. The main CTRC unit includes six examination rooms, five interview rooms, a three-bay infusion area, and a specimen processing area. Additional research exam and interview rooms are located in the Ambulatory Clinic.

Personnel

The unit is staffed with two registered nurses and a research assistant/lab technician experienced in conducting clinical studies.

Services

  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Cervical/rectal lavage and swabs
  • Drug administration
  • Electrocardiography
  • Glucose tolerance testing
  • Pelvic exams/Pap smears
  • Pharmacokinetic sampling
  • Phlebotomy
  • Specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipping

Equipment

  • Colposcope
  • Electrocardiograph
  • Infusion pumps
  • Minus 70-degree freezer
  • Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Personal computers
  • Phlebotomy services
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Refrigerated centrifuges (2)
  • Sigmoidoscopes (4)
  • Tanita scales
  • Ultrasound
  • Bod Pod/PeaPod

Location

300 Halket Street, Suite 5500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hours of Operation

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Contact Cindy Schatzman for additional hours and weekend availability.

Contact

Cindy Schatzman
Room 5522, Magee
Phone: 412-641-6111
Fax: 412-641-6113
E-mail: schatzmancl@mail.magee.edu