Description of Facilities

  • Location: Domino’s Farms, Lobby M, Suite 3100

  • Hours: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays. The door to the suite is currently locked at all times. To access the CRU, investigators may request a key card form from Domino’s Farms security. You can get the form from the DF website: https://www.dominosfarms.com/tenant-resources. When you have completed it, have Andrea Waltje (waltjea@med.umich.edu) sign off on it for access. Then, take the form to DF security to get your badge issued (or updated). The MDRC CRU has mounted a lockbox on the wall outside of room #2104 at Domino’s Farms Lobby M (which will open all 4 exam rooms - rm# 2108, 2110, 2112 and 2171). This will allow users of the MDRC CRU exam rooms access when they are not opened. Please contact Andrea Waltje for the combination to the lockbox at waltjea@med.umich.edu.
 
Shared Intake Space
MDRC investigators may make use of the MCRU scale and stadiometer, and the patient restroom.
 
Exam Rooms and Equipment
There are 4 exam rooms 2108, 2110, 2112 and 2171. Rooms 2108, 2110, and 2171 have a wall-mounted aneroid sphygmomanometer, exam table, a pillow, pillow case, desk and chairs, a sink, paper towels, and a wall mounted sharps-box. A portable sphygmomanometer is also available. Disposable examination gowns, blue pads, exam gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes are available in each room.
 
DEXA
A GE Healthcare LUNAR iDxa 2 scanner is located in rm# 2123. Please contact Andrea Waltje for more information at waltjea@med.umich.edu.
 
 
Laboratory
Shared laboratory space is available (DF, Lobby M, Suite 3100, rm# 2168) and includes a refrigerated centrifuge and a small specimen refrigerator for short-term sample storage. Wet ice is available. Metro-delivery pick up for samples for the U-M hospital laboratory can be arranged. Please contact Andrea Waltje for details at waltjea@med.umich.edu.
  • Location: Domino’s Farms, Lobby C, Room 25
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. (MEND Clinic business hours)

Resources

Waiting Area
MDRC subjects may use the MEND Clinic waiting room. Check-in clerks are on duty from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:15a.m. to Noon on Fridays.
Exam Room
There is 1 exam room. The exam room has a wall-mounted aneroid sphygmomanometer, exam table (with exam table paper), a pillow, pillow case, desk and chairs, a sink, paper towels, and a wall mounted sharps-box. Disposable examination gowns, blue pads, exam gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes are available in the room.
Laboratory
Shared laboratory space is available and includes a refrigerated centrifuge and a small specimen refrigerator for short-term sample storage. Wet ice is available. There is a daily Metro-delivery pick up for samples to be processed at the U-M hospital laboratory.
  • Location: Kellogg Eye Center, Main Lobby, Room 102 (next door to the Kellogg Blood Draw Station in Room 101)
  • Hours: 6:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays. (Kellogg Eye Center business hours.) The MDRC CRU has placed a lockbox mounted on the wall outside of Kellogg Eye Center, Main Lobby, exam rm#102. Please contact Pam Campbell for the combination at pamcamp@umich.edu.

Resources

Waiting Area
MDRC subjects may use the Kellogg Eye Center Lobby. An attendant is at the reception desk from 6:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.
Exam Room
There is 1 exam room. The exam room has a wall-mounted aneroid sphygmomanometer, exam table (with exam table paper), a pillow, pillow case, desk and chairs, a sink, paper towels, and a wall mounted sharps-box. Disposable examination gowns, blue pads, exam gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes are available in the room.
Laboratory
No laboratory facilities are provided. Investigators may request to use the laboratory facilities of the Kellogg Blood Draw Station located in Room 101 or the Ophthalmology Clinical Research Unit located on the 5th floor of the Kellogg Eye Center.

Remember to cite the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) in publications as follows:
“The project described was supported by Grant Number P30DK020572 (MDRC) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases”