MDRC Clinical Research Unit

The Michigan Diabetes Research Center's Clinical Research Unit (MDRC CRU) is a clinical core providing support to MDRC approved research studies.

In order to use the MDRC CRU’s services, you must be a member of the MDRC. The instructions to apply for membership can be found below.
Once you are approved for membership, you can apply to use the Clinical Research Unit.
You may schedule research space at Domino’s Farms Lobby M, Domino’s Farms Lobby C, Room 25 (MEND), and Kellogg Eye Center, Room 102, after you complete the online application.

Contact the MDRC CRU Manager for more information (Andrea Waltje,

The MDRC CRU currently offers the following services:

  • Clinical Support
  • Phlebotomy
  • OGTTs
  • MMTTs
  • Specimen Processing
  • DEXA Scans
  • Urine Collection
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • ECGs
  • MDRC Space
  • Research Supply Storage

Key Personnel

William H. Herman, MD, MPH

MDRC Clinical Core Director

Andrea Waltje, RN, MS

MDRC CRU Manager

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”