Cores Rhode Island is a directory of core research facilities, services and instrumentation in Rhode Island. Users may search by instrument type, facility, category, institution or center and view a comprehensive list of resources available to them in the state.

Clinical Studies Database is service of the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine. It is a searchable web-based database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted around the world.

Clinical Research Units 
Brown Center for Study of Children at Risk

The Center for the Study of Children at Risk at Women and Infants Hospital conducts interdisciplinary research, education, and clinical services on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcomes of at-risk children, including mechanisms that explain long-term developmental outcomes for infants exposed in utero to methadone, cocaine, and anti-depressants. Faculty members and staff members provide mentorship, education and training to four post-doctoral fellows, Brown University Medical students, and students from Antioch University in New Hampshire. Director: Barry Lester, PhD

Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network 

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network of the NICHD at Brown University and Women and Infants Hospital conducts multi-institutional clinical trials and observational studies. These trials are large and definitive, have resulted in numerous New England Journal of Medicine publications, and set obstetric care standards in the United States and around the world.  The 16 associated research nurses are experienced and expert in the identification, recruitment, retention, and follow-up of eligible research patients. Principal Investigator: Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH

Neonatal Research Network 

The NICHD-Neonatal Research Network at Women and Infants Hospital studies evidence-based practice in neonatology through collaborative research performed in academic perinatal centers. The Center has played a leadership role in studies such as hypothermia for perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a high-impact report in the New England Journal of Medicine which has changed care nationally. Follow up programs exist in participating Centers to evaluate the long term neuro-developmental outcome of extremely low birth weight infants. Director: Abbot Laptook, MD

Pharmacokinetics Clinical Trials Unit

The Pharmacokinetics Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Rhode Island conducts pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) studies. In the future, we hope to expand this unit to make PK/PD studies available to all CTR investigators.  This unit also maintains the bioinformatics expertise for interpretation of pharmacokinetics data. Director: Fatemeh Akhlaghi, PharmD, PhD

The Clinical and Translational Research Program

The CTRP at the Providence VA Medical Center is comprised of project managers, research associates, and research assistants as part of a centrally managed research support team. It provides researchers with the infrastructure to conduct a wide range of clinical trials in the outpatient or inpatient setting. The CTRP supports every aspect of clinical and translational research studies, including regulatory and coordination of support, data collection, sample collection, data entry, analysis and publication of results. Director: Gaurav Choudhary, MD

Center of Innovation 

The Center of Innovation (COIN) in Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for Vulnerable Veterans at the Providence VA Medical Center develops research, measurement infrastructure, and quality improvement interventions to improve care for vulnerable Veterans. The LTSS COIN is grounded in a strong partnership with VA’s Geriatric and Extended Care (GEC) service; infrastructure developed by the GEC Data Analysis Center (GEC DAC); collaborations with VA LTSS researchers nationwide established through the VA funded Long-Term Care Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence Initiative (CREATE) and long-standing affiliations with long-term care research and training programs at Brown University. The COIN’s vision is to stimulate and develop partnered health services research that will enhance access, quality and value of LTSS for Veterans with medical and/or psychosocial vulnerabilities and facilitate the implementation of programs to support the mission of VA’s GEC service in maximizing Veterans’ social participation and quality of life.  Director: James Rudolph, MD

The Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology

​CfNN is a collaboration between the Providence VA Medical Center, Brown University, Butler Hospital, Lifespan, and Massachusetts General Hospital.  This collaboration unifies distinguished researchers and clinicians in advancing and translating new therapies and technologies to restore function in disorders of the nervous system that impair movement and cognition in the Veteran population.  The disorders addressed by the CfNN are those of major interest to Veteran populations, including spinal cord injury, limb loss, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and depression.  The research, consequently, is aimed at identifying how these new technologies engage neural mechanisms to promote and provide functional restoration as well as the best use of technologies that optimize function for Veterans with these disabilities. Director: Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD

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