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Welcome to the Howard University Clinical Research Unit (HUCRU)

The Howard University CRU is funded by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) to provide clinical research facilities to enable the conduct of high quality clinical research into important medical problems. It has a strong record of recruiting African American participants into clinical studies of cardiovascular disease, lipid metabolism, hypertension and mental health issues, among others.

Key personnel include:

Thomas Mellman, MD

GHUCCTS Principal Investigator

Thomas Obisesan, MD PCIR Component Director
Carolyn Spann Administrative Director
Alice Ukaegbu, MSN, FNP-BC Nurse Manager
Latesha McLaughlin Program Coordinator
John Kwagyan, PhD Biostatistician
Jane Otado, PhD Research Subjects Advocate
Yuanxiu Chen, MD, PhD Laboratory Manager

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The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is located in the 4-West wing of Howard University Hospital.

To contact the CRU, call (202) 865-4272

For emails, send your message to: gcrc@howard.edu

Please see the link below for more information regarding facilities, specialized staff, lab services and equipment available to support your protocol


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