Overview of CTRU Services
About the CTRU
The CTRU, located at the new Freidenrich Center (FCTR), is Stanford's home for clinical and translational research. Facilities include:
- 16 patient bays
- 4 hospital beds
- 3 pediatric study rooms
- 2 phlebotomy rooms
- Exercise/ exam room
- Consultation rooms
- Research kitchen
- Sample collection lab
Hours & Location
- Mon - Thurs: 7 am to 5 pm
Fri: 7 am to 3:30 pm
- Freidenrich Center for Translational Research
800 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA
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The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU)* is the major clinical research facility for Stanford University School of Medicine. It provides an optimal facility for the conduct of patient-oriented research, to translate basic scientific knowledge into a better understanding and treatment of human diseases, and to train health professionals in clinical research.
Stanford investigators with IRB-approved active adult and child health protocols may utilize CTRU facilities and services.
The CTRU supports studies (including cancer studies) that are conducted in the:
- Stanford Hospital & Clinics (main hospital)
- Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
- in- and outpatient clinical space
- research nursing services
- clinical laboratory services
- bionutrition services
* The CTRU was formerly the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC).