The Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a dedicated research facility on the 3rd floor of the UCSF Fresno building. UCSF Fresno faculty investigators conduct government, industry and private-sponsored outpatient research in the CRC. Current trials include new treatments for Valley Fever, type II diabetes, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease, B cell lymphoma, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, urothelial cancer, amyeloid leukemia, prevention of recurrent stoke and myocardial infarction, and other diseases.

The Center includes [1] fully equipped patient exam rooms, including EKG machines and blood pressure monitors, [2] a phlebotomy and blood processing room with refrigerated centrifuge, [3] a testing and analysis lab with exercise bike and metabolic cart, microplate absorbance reader for serum biomarker analysis (ELISA), portable spirometers for pulmonary function testing and exhale nitric oxide analyzers, [4] a secure file room for storage of confidential subject charts, [5] a specimen storage room with -20 and -80 freezers, [6] a consult room for one-on-one interviews and [7] a conference room for research meetings. The Center houses research staff from different departments, as well as the Assistant Dean for Research and the Center Director.

Patient waiting area in Clinical Research

The Clinical Research Center at UCSF Fresno also conducts inpatient clinical trials at Community Regional Medical Center. These trials focus predominantly on [1] treatment of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections of the lungs and blood, [2] severe neurologic disease, including cerebral aneurysms, hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke and seizures, and [3] severe, acutely ill patients in the emergency department and intensive care units.

Click here to see a full list of clinical trials at UCSF Fresno. For information on enrolling patients in a clinical trial, please email: fresno-research@ucsf.edu

We are pleased to announce that the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is open for classes, and sim sessions.

While following CDC guidelines, temporary guidelines for lab use will be in effect limiting the number of participants per room and providing new simulation spaces. Use of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center must be requested through our online request form at least one week in advance. See the link provided.

We are very excited to provide this valuable resource for you. See you soon.



Picture montage of researchers with patients at the Clinical Research Center