The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) serves to establish the DHR Health Institute for Research and Development, its strategic partner, DHR Health, and its other research collaborators as a premier enterprise for sponsored clinical trials by:
Enhancing the clinical research engagement process
Fostering and promoting clinical and translational research
Streamlining contracting for industry sponsored clinical trials
Optimizing budgeting and study support
Creating an optimal environment and workforce for clinical research activities
Increasing clinical trial participation and the number of clinical trials across the enterprise
Engaging key sponsors to enhance our partnerships
The Office of Clinical Research is engaged in:
Developing enterprise-wide approaches (e.g., policies, procedures and tools) to enhance the efficiencies and effectiveness of contracting, budgeting, and study support/facilitation process
Enhancing the quality of clinical trials conducted across the enterprise
Ensuring effective education and communication with key stakeholders and partners
Identifying and monitoring enterprise-wide metrics describing the level of ongoing industry sponsored clinical trial activities
Clinical Trial Unit
Within the OCR is the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) that is dedicated to enhancing the clinical trial experience for both our patients and investigators.
CTU provides a convenient site for community investigators and scientists to successfully conduct research studies.
CTU provides a wealth of research services including (but not limited to):
A dedicated team of highly skilled clinical research coordinators
In-house phlebotomy services to include sample processing
Multiple full-service exam rooms
Spacious waiting and reception area
We strongly encourage you to visit our CTU and learn about how we are committed to bringing current diagnostic and therapeutic research options to the residents of the Rio Grande Valley.