Clinical and Translational Resource UnitTransforming the General Clinical Research Center

The CTRU, an expansion of the former General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), is a network of resources and facilities, providing an efficient infrastructure for clinical research. Forming an integrated, dynamic resource, it includes professionally staffed patient care inpatient and outpatient units for adults and children, and resources and services for conducting scientifically sound studies. A trans-institutional resource, it is integrated with partnering institutions and a robust community engagement and outreach program.

CTRU's available resources include:

  • Dedicated inpatient and outpatient facilities to conduct patient oriented research studies
  • Experienced research nurses, research aides and phlebotomists to conduct study protocols
  • Metabolic Core services including skilled bionutritionists, metabolic kitchen and body composition assessment
  • Specimen processing
  • Research mobile van for outreach programs in the community

Outpatient facilities extend to the Experimental Therapeutics Center (ETC) at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — a center designed to advance new therapies from the laboratory to the clinical setting. It provides an infrastructure that allows investigators to conduct pharmacokinetic studies and other complex research that can be so crucial to early drug development. The ETC also provides another site where diverse groups of physicians and scientists can meet and collaborate. The experience of the MSKCC staff and the resources of the ETC can be expected to substantially enhance the productivity of the CTSC.


Margaret Altemus, MD
Phone: (212) 746-3751

Associate Directors

David Brillon, MD
Phone: (212) 746-6318

Patricia Giardina, MD
Phone: (212) 746-3415

Administrative Manager

Corinne Constantine
Phone:(646) 962-8310

Nurse Managers

Chongkol Subudom (Outpatient)
Phone:(212) 746-5342


Nutrition Core Director

Jeanne Hogg
Phone: (212) 746-1094