UCH CTRC Nursing Services

CTRC nurses wearing PPE equipmentOur team supports investigator-initiated studies, including multi-center NIH studies, and industry-initiated protocols. All services are provided as fee-for-service with federally-funded studies receiving subsidized rates. Our team includes registered nurses, medical assistants, an echo tech, a physician assistant and schedulers--all of whom have clinical research expertise. 

We support research visits in dedicated inpatient and outpatient research facilities as well as limited mobile services to conduct research visits within the University of Colorado Hospital and Anschutz campus. Nursing services available include but are not limited to: 
  • Vital signs and anthropometrics assessments
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Patient observation including frequent monitoring and real time data collection
  • Drug administration (Oral, IV, SQ, IM, infusion therapy)
  • IV insertion, phlebotomy, and frequent blood sampling

Schedule Appointment

The CTRC Staff can assist with simple procedures (phlebotomy) to more complex studies requiring additional training and expertise. Examples include: bronchoscopies, right heart catheters, peritoneal dialysis, intravenous cell collections, bone and liver biopsies, insulin clamps and allergy testing. Our most recent clinical trials include the Regeneron infusions (COVID-19 treatment) and the Moderna vaccine. All CTRC Nursing Staff are required to have certifications in BLS, ACLS, ONS- Chemotherapy/Biotherapy and CITI.

Adult OP CTRC Nurse Practitioner service will be limited 11/22/21 through 1/21/22


After exploring all possible options to cover an extended leave, we will be offering a NP student to conduct medical history and physical (H&P) exams on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7am – noon. Studies will be billed at the existing NP rate for this service. All H&Ps conducted by the NP student will require study physician precepting and sign off. All study requirements must be followed, including addition of the NP student to the study-specific delegation log, if necessary. Contact Tom Campbell or Jose Castillo-Mancilla if you have questions.


CTRC Contacts

UCH Nursing Services
Scheduler Support
Email Jennifer Cathcart