Clinical Research Unit

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 Leadership

CRU Director: Patricia Moorman, PhD
Phone: 919.681.4557
CRU Research Practices Manager: Eang King
Phone: 919.681.6595
CRU Financial Practices Manager: Clifford (Chip) Bailin
Phone: 919.681.3193