The Zablocki VA Medical Center Translational Research Unit (V-TRU) is a resource for clinical investigators working with both veterans and non-veterans. Located on the fifth floor of the Veteran’s Medical Center, the unit consists of three fully equipped exam rooms and a laboratory specimen processing room.
The V-TRU Team is available to assist with services such as nursing support, study coordination, consenting, lab services and processing, manual muscle testing, medication administration, filling out case report forms and IRB assistance. Research nurses are able to assist investigators with research specific needs across multiple disciplines. The V-TRU can also connect you to cores within the Veteran’s Medical Center, including the Biomechanics Research Core, the Crystal ID Laboratory, the Imaging Station Core and the Keck Animal Imaging Core.
The V-TRU is currently participating in multiple studies including the Million Veteran Program (MVP). The MVP is a national study that aims to enroll one million Veteran volunteers from across the country to study how genes affect health. Researchers will collect blood samples and health information from the participants to create the world’s largest medical database that will be used to answer research questions and lead to new treatments.
The V-TRU team is available to assist with a variety of services:
Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
If your study requires special accommodations, please contact the Nurse Manager.
On behalf of the department/division/institute or other professional jurisdiction that you represent, you attest that the Principal Investigator is in good standing, approved to devote the proposed time and effort to this project, the Department/Division/Institute endorses the Principal Investigator’s commitment, the project has scientific merit, uses procedures consistent with sound research design, and is likely to yield the expected knowledge.
You agree to cite the CTSA NIH Grant 2UL1TR001436 on all publications arising from any research project receiving support from the CTSI. Publications arising from any research project receiving support from the CTSI must acknowledge such support by stating the following:
“Support received by Grant UL1TR001436 from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences”
Please note, we have centralized the requests for services for the service cores listed below. You no longer need to submit a separate request forms for each core, if you are using more than one.