The Community and Family Medicine Clinical Research Unit (CFM-CRU) has the mandate to support and oversee research conducted by faculty within Duke Community and Family Medicine. Research protocols within the CFM-CRU involve a broad spectrum of activities including community interventions, observational epidemiologic studies, behavioral interventions, retrospective chart reviews and data analysis, educational research, and health services research. CFM-CRU has responsibility for the scientific integrity, quality, academic productivity, regulatory compliance, and financial accountability of clinical research conducted within the department.
Specific functions of the CFM-CRU include:
- Reviewing protocols for scientific feasibility and alignment with the academic mission of the department.
- Providing assistance and oversight for budget development and contract negotiations.
- Providing education, training, and updates to research staff and faculty.
- Ensuring regulatory compliance with federal and institutional policies.
- Providing biostatistical support for grant application and manuscript preparation with the Biostatistical Core.
- Facilitating access to other research support mechanisms within the School of Medicine.
|CRU Director:||Patricia Moorman, PhD
|CRU Research Practices Manager:||Eang King
|CRU Financial Practices Manager:||Clifford (Chip) Bailin