The Clinical Core of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) provides expertise and services to support basic biomedical research, research focused on the translation of basic science findings into early phase clinical trials, and the testing of treatments related to diabetes in human subjects. The MDRC Clinical Core:
- Provides services to facilitate the recruitment of human subjects including access to a Diabetes Research Registry, assistance using the Michigan Medicine electronic medical record to construct Best Practice Advisories (BPAs), and assistance in accessing the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) managed care data base of over 900,000 patients to identify and recruit potential research subjects;
- Provides clinical research space through its Clinical Research Unit (CRU) which includes 4 examination rooms, 2 carrels, and a specimen processing laboratory;
- Provides laboratory expertise and state-of-the-art analytical services through its Chemistry Laboratory; and
- Provides both routine and non-routine biostatistical services to assist with experimental design, power calculations, data management, and data analysis.