UTSW Clinical Research Unit (CRU)


The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at UT Southwestern’s for the Office of Clinical Research is an institutional resource for investigators designed to support the safe and ethical conduct of research while enhancing the research experience for study participants. The CRU provides a set of standard, cost-effective services to supplement resources provided through investigators' own departments and clinics. 

The CRU staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and employing best practices for research procedures to ensure each protocol is managed efficiently and accurately.  The CRU strives to be the gold standard of research on campus, providing high-quality, cost-effective research resources and services that facilitate superior translational research outcomes. 



Services offered 

Research Nursing 

 Research Coordinator 

Inpatient Visits

Drug Infusions, Phlebotomy, EKGs

Facility-usage-only visits

Basic laboratory facilities and equipment

Nutrition services 




Eric Peterson, MD, MPH - Vice Provost, Sr. Assoc Dean

Bhanu Pappu - Assoc VP of Clinical Research OCR

Teresa Eversole - Manager, Clinical Research Unit


Location and hours of operation:

 James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center - UT Southwestern
5303 Harry Hines Blvd. U9.300
Dallas, TX, 75390

Zale Lipshy Pavilion - William P. Clements Jr. University
5151 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235

Paul M. Bass Administrative & Clinical Center - CRU Bass Covid Unit - Special Pathogens
6363 Forest Park Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235




Citation of Grant Support

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires that investigators who use Office of Clinical Research services such as the Clinical Research Unit (CRU), or the related facilities or equipment, acknowledge that support in all publications, presentations, and posters by stating the following: “Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award Number UL1TR001105. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”

Additionally, in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy, investigators must submit, via the NIH Manuscript Submission System, to PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscript immediately upon acceptance for publication.


 Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Teresa Eversole
Manager, Clinical Research Unit

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