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Zablocki VA Medical Center Translational Research Unit

Zablocki VA Medical Center Translational Research Unit

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.

Services

Services

The V-TRU team is available to assist with a variety of services:

  • Nursing support and dedicated nursing time
  • Study coordination
  • Use of exam rooms and equipment
  • Laboratory sample preparation and processing
  • Data management and consultations
  • IRB asssistance
  • Access to VA national databases

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

If your study requires special accommodations, please contact the Nurse Manager.

  • Nursing support and dedicated nursing time
  • Study coordination
  • Use of exam rooms and equipment
  • Laboratory sample preparation and processing
  • Data management and consultations
  • IRB asssistance
  • Access to VA national databases

TRU Terms & Attestations

TRU Terms & Attestations

TERMS

  • The A-TRU requires a signed Letter of Agreement (LOA) and a copy of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval letter before the study starts.
  • Scheduling of Services: Ability to schedule services may be limited by already scheduled services, availability of qualified staff and study room(s).
  • Regular hours appointment requests made <48 hours in advance cannot be guaranteed
  • After-hours and weekend requests must be made >72 hours in advance
  • Requests for off-site services must be made >96 hours in advance
  • Cancellation of Requested Services: Please provide notice of at least 24 hours for cancellation of requested services. Cancellations <24 hours and no-shows will be charged the non-refundable visit fee.
  • The A-TRU fees are subject to change. Every effort will be made to minimize the amount and frequency of such changes. Notification of impending price changes, except Pass-Through fees, will be relayed via email at least 90 days prior to implementation. It is the responsibility of the study staff and the Principal Investigator to take note of these changes.
  • Pass through fees from external contractors (ex. external laboratory fees) are subject to change should the external contractor fees change.
  • The A-TRU will bill monthly for all services rendered.
  • As a practice, the A-TRU will keep and maintain copies of all study related documents which will be turned over to the Principal Investigator at the time of study closure.
  • The PI or the Co-investigator Physician of the study will be available in-house or by telephone during the infusion and observation period.
  • If any changes or amendments are made to the protocol, it is the study team’s responsibility to provide updated IRB approval forms and review any procedural changes with the A-TRU staff prior to the next participant’s scheduled visit.
  • Should additional services be requested, a new proposal may be created to outline the scope of the request and associated cost-sharing fees.  This LOA will be amended as necessary.
  • The PI must notify the A-TRU staff when A-TRU services are no longer required (including study completion, closure, or protocol modifications).
  • Study withdrawal: Investigators will be billed for all A-TRU services rendered up to the point of withdrawal

ATTESTATIONS

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”

Request Services

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.

  • Adult TRU
  • Pediatric TRU
  • VA TRU
  • Community TRU
  • Mobile TRU
  • TRU Core Lab
  • CTSI Clinical Trials Office
  • Biostatistics
  • Bionutrition Services

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