About Duke Clinical Research Unit

About Duke Clinical Research Unit


The Duke Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) is one of just a handful of state-of-the-art hospital-based early phase research units in the country. The DCRU enables Duke investigators to conduct proof-of-concept research, including efforts to identify and validate novel biomarkers, while leveraging advances at the forefront of technology. In addition to early-stage investigator-initiated studies and NIH-funded research, Duke researchers also work with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies to generate data.

Building on the strength of Duke's thought leadership, therapeutic expertise, patient base, and access to the latest technologies, the DCRU is a critical component of the Duke Clinical Research Institute’s efforts to translate new laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients.

Leadership

Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez
Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez
Faculty Director, DCRU
Donna Hamel, Landscape photo
Donna Hamel
Director, Clinical Trials Operations