Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) officially opened on September 14, 2006. The CRU
facilitates the clinical research of TTUHSC investigators on the Amarillo campus by
providing numerous services such as design support, IRB assistance, committee assistance,
biostatistics, skilled nursing assistance, clinical space/exam rooms, and guidance
with grant and publication submissions.
The CRU strives to help investigators as much as possible, to increase the likelihood
that projects will be quickly approved by the IRB and that studies will be publishable
in peer-reviewed journals. Faculty members interested in increasing their overall
publications and becoming more competitive during reviews for tenure or promotion
are highly encouraged to take advantage of the CRU. The CRU also provides assistance
to students and residents interested in research.
Thomas W. Hale, PhD, Director 806-414-9578
Patty Price, BS, Assistant Director, 806-414-9741
Joann Urben, Lead Specialist, 806-414-9742
Deanna McKinin, Unit Coordinator 806-414-9746
Irma Cervantes, RN, Research Nurse 806-414-9745
Women's Health Innovation Fund Awards (WHIF)
The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health and Clinical Research Unit have implemented
a system that awards small grants ($250-$2,500) to investigators on a case-by-case
basis. WHIF grants are designed to provide funding for initiatives related to women’s
health and/or gender differences.
Please email completed applications to: AMAWHIFGrants@ttu.edu