Medicine (MED)

Department of Medicine

Uniformed Services University

Who We Are

Located in Building 53 on the Bethesda Naval Support Activity campus, the USUHS Department of Medicine Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is an outpatient research center that provides the necessary services, support, and infrastructure needed by clinical researchers from USUHS and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


For questions/inquires contact the Clinical Research Unit

Or Program POCs:

COL Tom Oliver, MD, MD
CRU Director
Bldg 53 Room 110-B
Phone: (301) 295-0016

Dutchabong Shaw, RN, BSN, MA
Clinical Research Nurse
Bldg 53, Room 102
Phone: (301) 295-0002

What We Offer

  • Subject recruitment, screening, and enrollment
  • Data collection and subject management
  • Broad range of clinical services to include physical examination, vital sign screening, phlebotomy, IV infusions, electrocardiography, etc.
  • Specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipment
  • Design, maintenance, and storage of records, regulatory files, and case report forms
  • Quality assurance and medical monitoring

Our Facilities

  • Full service examination room
  • Private interview room
  • Large procedure room
  • Work space for clinical research coordinators and staff
  • Laboratory for specimen processing
  • Secure space for document storage