UTSW Clinical Research Unit (CRU)


The Clinical Research Unit (CRU), part of UT Southwestern’s 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




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

Bhanu Pappu - Assoc VP of Clinical Research OCR

Mishel Davis - Supervisor, Clinical Research Unit


Location and hours of operation:

James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center - UT Southwestern
5303 Harry Hines Blvd. U7.601 & U9.300
Dallas, TX, 75390

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
6201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235






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Name Role Phone Email Location
Mishel Davis
Supervisor, Clinical Research Unit


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