Opened in the fall of 2011, the new Clinical Research Unit of the ADI is located on the second floor of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation. It is an 8000 ft2 facility with infrastructure capable of supporting medical phase I to IV trials, as well as amenities that support nutritional, body composition and metabolic studies. The multidisciplinary unit houses cutting edge equipment including:
- Five private clinical exam rooms
- 3 bed open day ward
- Blood processing area
- Kitchen/dining room
- Resting metabolic assessment
- Whole body calorimetry (One of only 2 in Canada)
- Air displacement plethysmography (BodPod)
- Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
The Clinical Research Unit serves as a place where basic and clinical scientists work together to perform studies that incorporate translational research (the process of making research findings benefit patients) resulting in meaningful health outcomes. The Clinical Research Unit, along with skilled researchers and coordinators, will provide a welcoming and proficient setting for participants to volunteer in groundbreaking research studies. The addition of this world class facility to the ADI promises to hold exciting outcomes for all of those involved.
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Interested in participating in research, but don’t qualify for any of our current studies?
Sign up for our general database using our Google form.
Your information will be entered into our database, and researchers may contact you about participation in future research studies at the Alberta Diabetes Institute.