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. 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.
The unit is staffed with two registered nurses and a research assistant/lab technician experienced in conducting clinical studies.
- Anthropometric measurements
- Cervical/rectal lavage and swabs
- Drug administration
- Glucose tolerance testing
- Pelvic exams/Pap smears
- Pharmacokinetic sampling
- Specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipping
- Infusion pumps
- -80 degrees freezer
- Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring
- Personal computers
- Phlebotomy services
- Pulse oximeter
- Refrigerated centrifuges (2)
- Sigmoidoscopes (4)
- Tanita scales
- Bod Pod/PeaPod