Clinical Research Unit


The UWMDI CRU is a research facility dedicated to the conduct of human studies investigating diabetes and related disorders. CRU services are available to all UW researchers on a fee-for-service basis. We are happy to extend our services to all who are interested in studying diabetes: from established investigators to new investigators with little to no research experience. We offer resources and services that include facility and room use, research coordinator support, research nursing support, midlevel provider support, blood draws, clamp services, and performance of body composition by DXA. We also offer full-service support: from study design to regulatory approval and study conduct. To utilize CRU services, a short application is required describing your study and the services you plan to use. To discuss your study needs and apply for use of the CRU, please contact us at dicru@uw.edu!

The mission of the UWMDI CRU is aid UW Researchers studying diabetes and related disorders by providing accessible study services and resources

Available CRU Services

Physical Space

 ♦     Touchdown desks, Infusion Room, Procedure Rooms

Registered Nurse Support

 ♦     Phlebotomy, IV Placement, OGTT

Advanced Practitioner Support 

 ♦     Physical Exams, Clamp Studies

Research Study Coordinator Support

 ♦     Informed consent, specimen processing, questionnaires, indirect calorimetry, iDXA Scan, YSI 2500 Glucose/Lactate Analyzer

Ellen Schur, MD, MS
Ellen Schur, MD, MS

Director, UWMDI Clinical Research Unit

Katya Rubinow, MD
Katya Rubinow, MD

Associate Director, UWMDI Clinical Research Unit

Elaine Adams, RN, MA
Elaine Adams, RN, MA

Nurse Manager, UWMDI Clinical Research Unit

Tarun Gandhi
Tarun Gandhi

Research Study Coordinator, UWMDI Clinical Research Unit

Mary Janci
Mary Janci

ARNP MSN CDE BC-ADM, UWMDI, Clinical Research Unit


Contact Us

UW Medicine Diabetes Institute

Clinical Research Unit

750 Republican St. Box 358062

Seattle, WA 98109

Nurse Manager: Elaine Adams, RN, MA

The CRU is located on the 3rd floor of the new South Lake Union F Building, adjacent to the UW Diabetes Institute Clinic