Clinical Studies Core (CSC)
The College of Veterinary Medicine conducts clinical research as part of its mission to advance knowledge and improve animal health.
A Service Core of the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research (CCMTR), the Clinical Studies Core offers resources and expertise to facilitate clinical research at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
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 support for clinical research at the College of Veterinary Medicine:
- Clinical investigations support:
- study coordination
- technical assistance
- publicity and patient recruitment
- patient enrollment, visits, and follow-up
- data collection
- sample collection and processing
- statistical support
- Resources for investigators in the design 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
The Clinical Studies Core works for:
- Sponsors: The CSC works with Sponsors, such as animal health companies, to conduct clinical studies for development of animal health products.
- Investigators: The CSC works with faculty Investigators as the College of Veterinary Medicine to provide expertise, labor, and resources for clinical studies.
- Veterinarians: The CSC works with veterinary practitioners in the region and state to recruit patients and provide opportunities for veterinary professional, clinic, client, and patient participation in clinical studies.
- Patient Owners: The CSC provides information and referral assistance for owners interested in clinical study participation for their pet.
The Clinical Studies Core is staffed with a veterinarian director and two technically trained and experienced CSC Coordinators. CSC staff serve a variety of clinical study needs in multiple projects and medical disciplines.
As part of the "In Search of Answers" video series featuring Center researchers, Dr. Kim Chappell, CSC veterinarian, discusses the importance of clinical research:
- Applying veterinary clinical research
- One Medicine: role of clinical research
- Challenges in clinical research