Clinical Research Center

About the Clinical Research Center

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a dedicated research facility on the 3rd floor of the UCSF Fresno building. UCSF Fresno faculty investigators conduct government, industry and private-sponsored outpatient research in the CRC. Current trials include specialties from UCSF Pulmonary, Critical Care, Emergency Department, Physical Therapy, Infectious Disease, Hepatology, Hematology and Oncology, and Surgery.

The Center includes:

  1. fully equipped patient exam rooms, including EKG machines and blood pressure monitors;
  2. a phlebotomy and blood processing room with refrigerated centrifuge;
  3. a testing and analysis lab;
  4. a secure file room for storage of confidential subject charts;
  5. a specimen storage room with -20 and -80 freezers;
  6. a consult room for one-on-one interviews;
  7. and a conference room for larger meetings.

The Center houses 10 experienced research coordinators, 6 Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, a regulatory specialists, a research pharmacy team (1 pharmacist, and 2 Pharmacy technicians), the Research Center Manager, as well as the Assistant Dean for Research.

clinical skills lab

The Clinical Research Center at UCSF Fresno also conducts inpatient clinical trials at Community Regional Medical Center. These trials focus predominantly on:

  1. treatment of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections of the lungs and blood;
  2. severe, acutely ill patients in the emergency department and intensive care units.

Click here to see a full list of clinical trials at UCSF Fresno. For information on enrolling patients in a clinical trial, please email: [email protected]

Simulation at UCSF Fresno

The UCSF Fresno Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is designed to develop and enhance the necessary skills critical to the success of our future physicians. Through simulation we are constantly improving patient care and safety by recreating routine and complex situations. We use task trainers such as airway models and ultrasound compatible central line models as well as high-fidelity mannequins to create realistic learning opportunities. Simulation provides a safe environment for our residents to learn and practice procedural skills, complex decision-making processes and team leadership skills.

The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is located on the 1st floor of the UCSF Fresno Building Rooms 118/119 and is open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm. Early/late hours, and weekend sessions will be determined via Skills Lab Coordinator.

To schedule a Sim Session in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center must be requested through our online request form at least one week in advance.

clinical skills and simulation request form

We are very excited to provide this valuable resource for you. See you soon.

testing at clinical skills lab

Message from the Assistant Dean

Research is integral to UCSF Fresno’s mission to improve health and wellbeing in Central California. This includes investigating health conditions specific to the region as well as clinical trials that bring new treatments to the area before they are available more broadly.

Faculty at UCSF Fresno through the UCSF Fresno Clinical Research Center continue to be at the forefront of active clinical research. Active research at UCSF Fresno includes a wide array of medical and surgical diseases.

For details, enrollment and contact information for research studies, please see department listings.

For general information about research at UCSF Fresno, please email: [email protected]

Eyad Almasri, MD 
Assistant Dean for Research
UCSF Fresno