Clinical Studies Core (CSC)
“Saving Lives Through Discovery.” The mission of the CCMTR is to make sure that we impact the lives of our patients with our discoveries. We believe that working with animals can help both animals and humans (One Medicine). To accomplish our mission, we fund on a regular basis pilot grants that help to develop ideas, support student training, and provide outreach. The Clinical Studies Core is a critical component of the CCMTR, as patients with naturally occurring disease take part in projects that drive discovery forward.
The mission of the Clinical Studies Core is to support interactions between clinical and basic research groups within North Carolina State University and to expand collaborative relationships beyond the university with practicing veterinarians, animal owners, and industry partners.
The CSC provides the following support and services:
- Study preparation including grant, budget, and IACUC assistance
- Study coordination via patient recruitment, enrollment, visits, and follow-up
- Data acquisition and management from collection to quality assurance (QA)
- Study monitoring under Good Clinical Practice (GCP) quality standards
- Technical support through laboratory and clinical veterinary assistance
- Investigational product management by randomization, distribution, and disposition
- Resources for investigators in the design, publicity, and implementation of clinical studies
- Collaborations with practicing veterinarians, animal owners, and industry partners
- Repository of veterinary tissue samples to support ongoing and developing studies
- Biospecimen procurement services for researchers
- Statistical consulting
Through funds specifically established for this mission under the direction of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, (CCMTR, Clinical Studies Core fund) you can help to drive this discovery forward and help impact the lives of our patients. For more information about these partnerships and how even one donation can make a difference in the lives of our animal companions and their owners, contact: Dr. Duncan Lascelles firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Nettifee Osborne email@example.com.