Michigan Medicine's Clinical Research Infrastructure
Michigan Medicine's clinical research infrastructure is strong. In 2014, a committee was formed charged to transform the clinical research enterprise by 2018 through six key strategies:
- Foster a culture that values, rewards, and supports clinical trial activities.
- Develop a coordinated, sustainable infrastructure that supports operational excellence throughout the life cycle of clinical trials.
- Develop a highly trained, innovative, and skilled workforce, including those who initiate and those who conduct clinical trials.
- Translate U-M discoveries into clinical trials.
- Fully integrate the clinical trials enterprise and the clinical care delivery system.
- Demonstrate the value of clinical trials to patients, families, and society.
Michigan Medicine's Clinical Research Support Services
- U-M Medical School Office of Research
- Clinical Trials Support Office
- Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research
- Biomedical Research Core Facilities
- Data Office for Clinical and Translational Research
- Institutional Review Boards (IRBMED)
- Research Development
Department of Internal Medicine's Focus on Clinical Research
In addition, the Department of Internal Medicine has strengthened their pre-award services. Seven Clinical Trial Support Units were created to optimize the department's ability to conduct clinical trial research and to become a true leader in providing meaningful findings that can reshape the clinical care of our patients. Also, having highly specialized personnel helps investigators and their teams with administrative tasks so they can dedicate more time to performing the actual scientific and research components of a project.