Core Facilities

Clinical Research Center

lab room.

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) — located in the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute— is a seven-room, full-service outpatient research clinic. As an investigator conducting studies in the CRC, you can expect a wide range of equipment and services to support your work. We’ll help you, your staff and your trainees access the services your research requires.


We offer clinical services including:

  • assessment of vital signs
  • electrocardiogram
  • phlebotomy services, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic sampling
  • local laboratory processing for results and laboratory processing for central lab shipment
  • intravenous line placement and maintenance
  • urine collection and urine pregnancy testing
  • shipment of central lab specimens
  • investigational drug administration and post administration monitoring
  • investigational drug storage and accountability
  • participant interviews and administration of study questionnaires
  • basic nutritional services
  • short-term storage of frozen specimens in preparation for shipment to a central laboratory facility

Additionally, you may conduct procedures that can be performed safely with a minimum of discomfort — where the likelihood of complications requiring hospitalization is minimal — or procedures performed with local or topical anesthesia.

Our facility includes a reception area; charting station computers with Internet access and a scanner, copier and shredder; and exam rooms with basic clinical supplies.


We have integrated wall systems for complete physical assessment. A wall system includes:

  • automated blood pressure and heart rate monitor
  • oral and tympanic thermometers
  • pulse oximeter
  • otoscope
  • ophthalmoscope

We also offer equipment and supplies including:

  • portable vital sign monitors including aneroid cuffs
  • interpretive portable EKG machine
  • infusion pumps
  • hospital beds in two rooms and recliners in four rooms
  • in-room, Internet capable computers
  • complete phlebotomy capabilities
  • glucometer
  • stadiometer and scales
  • refrigerated centrifuge and ambient temperature centrifuge

Cold Storage

Our cold storage equipment includes:

  • temperature-monitored minus 20 C freezer and minus 70 C freezer for short term specimen holding 
  • temperature-monitored refrigerator for short term specimen holding

Pharmacy and Emergency Equipment

Our facility contains pharmacy equipment including secure room storage for ambient medications and secure storage of controlled substances.

We offer emergency equipment including:

  • portable suction
  • automated external defibrillator
  • portable oxygen
  • transport stretcher and wheelchair


UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute
875 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

Contact Information

Pamela K.  Anderson, RN, BSN
Associate Director Operations Clinical Research Office
University at Buffalo
875 Ellicott Street 6th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-888-4841
Fax: 716-898-1397