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Adult Translational Research Unit Operational & Service Updates

Adult Translational Research Unit Operational & Service Updates

CTSI administration has been working with A-TRU staff towards restructuring its operations to increase available resources for investigators and to enhance your experience the team and their service offerings.

The A-TRU team has grown to 11 staff members with a dedicated Medical Director, Administrator, Nurse Manager, Bionutrition Manager, and Lab Supervisor to support all of your administrative and clinical research needs.

Extended Hours of Service

The A-TRU now offers the following extended hours of service.

  • Regular Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Evening Hours, by appointment only: Monday – Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Weekend Hours, by appointment only: Saturday – Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm

A-TRU is scheduled to undergo some remodeling in the coming months to improve space utilization. More updates on this will be shared in the future.

The A-TRU has created a master Delegation of Authority (DoA) log, which lists each staff member and tasks that may be delegated to them. This can be quickly customized to each study. The A-TRU has also created a Training Statement along with Training and Certification Chart to track the training and competencies of staff. These forms, along with a DoA Standard of Practice (SOP), are now available to all study teams.

Updated Billing Structure, Effective July 1, 2020

An updated billing structure was approved by MCW’s Controller’s office, and will be effective July 1, 2020. This was discussed with users through three town hall meetings – January 27, 2020, Feb 10, 2020, and February 11, 2020 – and is available by request.

More Information

For more information, feel free to contact A-TRU with the following phone numbers and email addresses.

Central Scheduling

Phone: 414-805-7300
Email: A-TRUScheduling@mcw.edu

Renee Dex, Nurse Manager

Phone: 414-805-7404 / Email: rdex@mcw.edu

Shankar Srinivasan, Administrative Director

Phone: 414-805-7235 / Email: ssrinivasan@mcw.edu

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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