Michigan Diabetes Research Center: Clinical Core: Clinical Research Unit: Description of Facilities

MDRC Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at Domino’s Farms

  • Location: Domino’s Farms, Lobby M, Suite 3100
  • Hours: 8AM to 5PM weekdays. The door to the suite is on a timed lock. Investigators may receive the key card access form from Domino’s Farms security to access the CRU outside normal business hours. You can get the form from the DF website, and then have Olushola Samuel sign off on it for the division, and then to Denise Bell for DF. Then, take the form to DF security to get your badge issued (or updated). Here is link to page with the form: http://www.dominosfarms.com/security/security-forms.asp. The key to the exam rooms and lab is available from either Andrea Waltje or the Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) receptionist.

Resources

Waiting room and shared intake space
MDRC investigators may make use of the waiting room, MCRU scale and stadiometer, and the patient restroom.
Office/work space
MDRC investigators may use Room 2104 adjacent to the waiting room. It contains two desks, one computer, one printer and one laptop docking station. U-M WIFI and a single landline phone are available in the office (phone number: 734-936-7624).
Exam Rooms
There are 4 exam rooms 2108, 2110, 2112, and 2171. Each exam room has a wall-mounted aneroid sphygmomanometer, exam table (with exam table paper), a pillow, pillow case, desk and chairs, a sink, paper towels, and a wall mounted sharps-box. Disposable examination gowns, blue pads, exam gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes are available in each room. Room 2171 is also equipped with a Bod-Pod for use by the Human Phenotyping Core.
Laboratory
Shared laboratory space is available and includes a refrigerated centrifuge and a small specimen refrigerator for short-term sample storage. Wet ice is available. There is a daily Metro-delivery pick up for samples to be processed at the U-M hospital laboratory.

Click here to reserve an MDRC CRU examining room at Domino’s Farms (approved UM staff only).

MDRC Clinical Research Room in the MEND Outpatient Clinic (Restricted to use by MEND Faculty and others with prior approval)

  • Location: Domino’s Farms, Lobby C, Room 25
  • Hours: 7:30AM to 5PM weekdays. (MEND Clinic business hours)

Resources

Waiting area
MDRC subjects may use the MEND Clinic waiting room. Check-in clerks are on duty from 7:15AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday and from 7:15AM to Noon on Fridays.
Exam Room
There is 1 exam room. The exam room has a wall-mounted aneroid sphygmomanometer, exam table (with exam table paper), a pillow, pillow case, desk and chairs, a sink, paper towels, and a wall mounted sharps-box. Disposable examination gowns, blue pads, exam gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes are available in the room.
Laboratory
Shared laboratory space is available and includes a refrigerated centrifuge and a small specimen refrigerator for short-term sample storage. Wet ice is available. There is a daily Metro-delivery pick up for samples to be processed at the U-M hospital laboratory.

MDRC Clinical Research Room at Kellogg Eye Center

  • Location: Kellogg Eye Center, Main Lobby, Room 102 (next door to the Kellogg Blood Draw Station in Room 101)
  • Hours: 6:15AM to 8PM weekdays. (Kellogg Eye Center business hours.) A key to Room 102 is available from the Kellogg Eye Center receptionist (phone: (734) 232-8100) after 5:45AM or Heather Stites (phone (734) 936-8279) or Mary Malec (phone (734) 764-6103).

Resources

Waiting area
MDRC subjects may use the Kellogg Eye Center Lobby. An attendant is at the reception desk from 6:15AM to 5PM weekdays.
Exam Room
There is 1 exam room. The exam room has a wall-mounted aneroid sphygmomanometer, exam table (with exam table paper), a pillow, pillow case, desk and chairs, a sink, paper towels, and a wall mounted sharps-box. Disposable examination gowns, blue pads, exam gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes are available in the room.
Laboratory
No laboratory facilities are provided. Investigators may request to use the laboratory facilities of the Kellogg Blood Draw Station located in Room 101 or the Ophthalmology Clinical Research Unit located on the 5th floor of the Kellogg Eye Center.

Remember to cite the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) in publications as follows:
“The project described was supported by Grant Number P30DK020572 (MDRC) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases”