Clinical Research Unit
The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the Emergency Services Institute has conducted clinical research activities and worked with community partners to develop new and better emergency services and trauma protocols. By fostering community involvement in clinical research, the CRU’s dedication to improving the health status of our region is evident. Much of this research has garnered national and even international attention, reflecting the hard work, diligence and excellent professional standards of our researchers.
Trauma research is a priority for the CRU, fulfilling both a regional need and the state requirements stemming from WakeMed's Level l Trauma Center status. The CRU’s defined areas of expertise are:
The CRU supports trauma related research activities at WakeMed and provides assistance with design planning, statistical support and manuscript review to WakeMed researchers and community collaborators conducting independent projects within the CRU’s scope.
The CRU collaborates with the Capital Regional Advisory Committee (CapRAC), Wake County's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System, Mobile Critical Care Services, WakeMed’s Concussion Services and many other community health services to support research activities within our community. The CRU also is active in multi-center, collaborative research, leading the development of novel training interventions through simulation.