WHAT WE DO

Translational Medicine Unit (TMU) is an outpatient research center that conducts clinical research at the Uniformed Services University, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in partnership with other sites as needed. We advance scientific knowledge, improve the academic partnership between the school and the medical center, and support the educational mission.

The TMU will provide infrastructure and services to clinical researchers at both the medical school and the medical center. Clinical researchers have access to the TMU’s facilities on the medical school campus, which include clinical, laboratory, and storage space. In addition, the TMU medical director and research staff provide a variety of services to researchers including protocol and regulatory file management, medical monitoring, and IRB facilitation. The unit’s staff supports clinical trials occurring in the medical center, as well as those in the TMU. We also support the training of fellows, residents, and medical students.

 

 

LEAD FACULTY

COL David Saunders, MD, MPH
Director, Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology; Department of Medicine, Translational Medicine Unit

LTC Jeffrey Livezey, MD
Deputy Director, Clinical Research Unit; Department of Pediatrics

 

"The mission of the TMU is to support clinical and translational research across the USU community. We work with a wide array of stakeholders in military healthcare, academia and industry. We educate trainees at USUHS, Walter Reed and other health centers on the principles of clinical pharmacology to improve military health care for our war fighters and their families."

COL DAVID SAUNDERS
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Subject recruitment, screening, and enrollment
  • Data collection and subject management
  • Broad range of clinical services including: routine physical examination, vital sign screening, phlebotomy, IV infusions, electrocardiography, etc.
  • Specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipment
  • Design, maintenance, and storage of records, regulatory files, and case report forms
  • Quality assurance and medical monitoring

FACILITIES

  • Full service examination room
  • Private interview room
  • Large procedure room
  • Work space for clinical research coordinators and staff
  • Laboratory for pharmacologic analysis and specimen processing
  • Secure document storage
  • Monitored cold chain storage
  • Handicapped accessible

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

DAVID SAUNDERS, COL, MC, USA

Director
(301) 295-0016
david.saunders@usuhs.edu

DUTCHABONG SHAW, RN, BSN, MA{C}{C}{C}

Research Coordinator
(301) 295-0002
dutchabong.shaw.ctr@usuhs.edu