UW ICRC Fact Sheet
About the International Clinical Research Center:
- The ICRC is within the University of Washington, Department of Global Health.
- The ICRC was established in October 2007 to provide the essential framework and coordination for streamlining the implementation of multi-center international infectious disease prevention trials.
- The mission of the ICRC is to expand clinical research trial capacity for infectious disease interventions of public health importance. The ICRC facilitates collaborations; implements observational cohort studies and clinical trial operations; and provides repositories of biologic specimens and reagents for future scientific investigations for pathogenesis and prevention research related to HIV and other infectious diseases.
- The overarching objective of the ICRC is to expand UW capacity to conduct preeminent biomedical prevention and laboratory research investigations and utilize well-designed systems for research trials operations. The areas of focus include:
- clinical trial design and implementation for infectious disease prevention research initiatives, including observational epidemiologic study operations and databases;
- laboratory operations and repositories; and
- training of UW and international investigators in research design and implementation.
Connie Celum, MD, MPH; University of Washington; Professor, Department of Global Health; Professor, School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Jared Baeten, MD, PhD; University of Washington; Vice Chair, Department of Global Health; Professor, Department of Global Health; Professor, School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Employees: 30+ staff
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA
Research study locations:
- Kenya: Kisumu, Nairobi, Thika
- South Africa: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, KwaZulu Natal
- Uganda: Kabwohe, Kampala
(as of January 11, 2016)