Tufts Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) is available for research studies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The CTRC consists of the following two units:
A clinical research unit in a dedicated research area that occupies 6,800 square feet on the 6th floor of the Farnsworth building at Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA
02111, and includes:
- Waiting area for research participants
- Nursing station
- 2 phlebotomy chairs
- 8 private rooms (5 single-bed, 3 double-bed) that can be used for outpatient or inpatient studies. These are general-purpose rooms that can be used for examination, specialized procedures (e.g. intravenous glucose tolerance test) or interviews. All rooms have private restrooms and all but one have a private shower.
- Administrative offices
- Areas equipped with desktop computers to be used by research coordinators
- Conference area that can accommodate up to 8 persons
- Lounge for staff
- Specimen processing area
- Short-term sample storage area with -20°C freezers
- Long-term sample storage area with -80°C freezers
- A densitometry suite is on the same floor and houses the Hologic Model, Discovery Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) machine for measurement of bone density and/or body composition. This equipment is supported through the NIH-funded Boston Obesity and Nutrition Research Center (BONRC).
A full-service Core Laboratory occupies 1,300 square feet on the 7th floor of the Ziskind building.