Clinical Research Center

photo by Griszka Niewiadomski

The Institute for Translational Sciences Clinical Research Center (ITS-CRC) provides an environment for multidisciplinary research involving human subjects. The center was originally established with NIH support under the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) program in 1962, and became part of the ITS with funding of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) in 2009.


We welcome investigators with funded projects, and those who wish to conduct pilot projects that will provide data for future grant applications. Studies funded and/or sponsored by industry are also welcome.


The main ITS-CRC unit is located on the 5th floor of John Sealy Towers, with the outpatient unit on JS-5A and the inpatient unit on JS-5B. The ITS-CRC administrative offices are located on the main unit, adjacent to a conference room.


Our multidisciplinary team can assist with all stages of protocol development and implementation. We offer expertise in biostatistics, bioinformatics, ethical and regulatory issues, and much more.


Don W. Powell, M.D. Director
Professor, Internal Medicine and
Neuroscience & Cell Biology
Karl E. Anderson, M.D. Co- Director
Professor, Preventive Medicine &
Community Health and Internal Medicine
Co-Director, ITS Education Office (EO)
Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Ph.D. Co- Director
Professor, Internal Medicine Director
Director, Translational Technologies
Key Resource
Thomas G. Wood, Ph.D. Co- Director
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Director
Co-Director, Translational Technologies
Key Resource


For more information about the CRC, get the brochure here!

Find out more about applying for CRC utilization!


Contact: or x72872 (CTSA)