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.
Director: Connie Celum, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Professor - Department of Global Health, Professor - Department of Medicine, Adjunct Professor - Department of Epidemiology
Employees: 30+ staff
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA
Research study locations:
- Botswana: Gaborone
- Kenya: Nairobi, Thika, Kisumu, Eldoret
- Peru: Lima
- Rwanda: Kigali
- South Africa: Johannesburg, Soweto, Orange Farm, Cape Town
- Tanzania: Moshi
- Uganda: Jinja, Kampala, Kabwohe, Mbale, Tororo
- USA: Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, New York City
- Zambia: Lusaka, Kitwe
- Zimbabwe: Harare
(as of May 7, 2009)