The Georgetown University Clinical Research Unit (GU-CRU) is funded by a Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and offers the faculty of Georgetown University Medical Center and peer reviewed funded investigators from the partnering institutions of Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) the optimal environment in which to conduct clinical research.

The Clinical Research Unit’s (CRU) mission is to sustain specialized institutional resources in which clinical investigators can observe and study human physiology as well as study and treat disease with innovative approaches. The objective of the GU-CRU program is to make available to medical scientists the resources that are necessary for the conduct of clinical research.

The GU-CRU does not fund specific research projects, but provides infrastructure and support in the form of inpatient beds, outpatient services, staff and core equipment necessary to conduct studies. It can also be used to support other hypothesis-based research and can be available for industry-sponsored research at cost.

GU-CRU operates in collaboration with the clinical sites at other GHUCCTS institutions, including Howard University Clinical Research Unit, and investigators are encouraged to utilize resources from all sites.