Description of Facilities

  • Location: Domino’s Farms, Lobby M, Suite 3100
  • Hours: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM weekdays

The door to the suite is locked at all times. Access is by card key (Note: access to the building may also require a card key). Andrea Waltje ( is the authorized signer with Domino’s Farms Security (734-930-4911) to obtain a card key for long-term access to the MDRC-CRU at Domino’s Farms, Lobby M. Submit the printed and completed Access Card-Key Request form to Andrea Waltje for signature.

The key to the exam rooms is in a small lockbox mounted adjacent to room 2104. Contact MDRC-CRU staff at for the combination to the lock box and see instructions. The key must be replaced and locked into the box after each use.

  • 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 wall-mounted aneroid sphygmomanometers. A portable sphygmomanometer is also available. All rooms have an exam table (or gurney) with a desk, one stool on wheels, one or two chairs, one overbed table, a sink, paper towels, exam gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray, blue pads and white pads, exam table paper, a pillow, pillow case, and disposable examination gowns. Additional rolls of exam table paper are in the exam table drawers in rooms 2108, 2112.

  • DEXA

The X-ray Bone Densitometer with enCORE v18 software is manufactured by GE Medical Systems Ultrasound & Primary Care Diagnostics, LLC. Dexa scans are scheduled by contacting MDRC-CRU staff at

  • Laboratory

Shared laboratory space is available (room 2168) and includes a dedicated MDRC-CRU refrigerated centrifuge and a small specimen refrigerator for short-term sample storage. Pick up services for samples can be arranged as needed. Overnight storage of samples can be arranged. Contact MDRC-CRU staff at when a pick up is needed. Wet ice is available. Dry ice can be ordered as needed.

  • Location: Kellogg Eye Center, Kellogg Clinical Research Center (KCRC), Rooms 537 and 539, are located on the 5th floor of the Kellogg Eye Center. The suite is accessed using elevator A.

Note: The KEC Room-102 location is no longer available. Do not book any future appointments there.

  • Hours: 5:45 AM to 6:00 PM weekdays (Kellogg Eye Center business hours).

An attendant is at the reception desk from 6:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Due to current Michigan Medicine COVID-19 policies, any study participants entering the building will be screened by an entrance attendant. KCRC staff do not provide support for MDRC-CRU studies.

Contact MDRC-CRU staff at for access to this location.

  • Waiting Area

MDRC-CRU participants may wait in the Kellogg Eye Center Lobby until they are escorted by study staff to the 5th floor KCRC. To avoid burdening non MDRC-CRU staff, please do not use the waiting area in the 5th floor research suite.

  • Exam Room

There is 1 examination room (539) and 1 small conference room (537) available. The exam room has a portable electronic sphygmomanometer, electronic scale, and exam table. The room also has a sink for handwashing. Disposable examination gowns, disposable pillow-cases, blue pads, exam gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes/spray are available in the room. Supplies are in the drawers of the exam table. There is also an old, but functioning ECG machine available upon request.

  • Laboratory

There is a small specimen processing laboratory adjacent to the examination room. The area can be used for phlebotomy. There are two small centrifuges for spinning blood and bench space for aliquoting samples. A wall mounted sharps disposal container is available.

  • Location: Domino’s Farms, Lobby C, Room 25
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. (MEND Clinic business hours)
  • Waiting Area

Due to COVID-19, MDRC-CRU participants may not currently use the MEND Clinic waiting area. Study staff should meet research participants outside the café in Lobby C. Enter the clinic through the back door. Study staff are allowed to use the intake bays if they need to obtain vital signs on the research participants.  Any equipment used/touched should be cleaned.

If participants have a scheduled appointment in MEND, check-in clerks are on duty from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday-Friday.

  • Exam Room

The exam room (room 25) 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. Exam gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes/spray are available in the room.

  • Laboratory

Shared laboratory space is available (Endo Testing Suite/Treatment Control Room; room 1576) and includes a refrigerated centrifuge, a room temperature centrifuge, and a microcentrifuge. It also contains two small specimen refrigerators. The refrigerators are locked, check with clinic staff regarding short-term storage. Wet ice is available.

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”