Philip Kern, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences
800 Rose Street, C-347
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0293
Site Marketing Contact for Information on Investigators and Research Studies:
Roxane L. Poskin
Manager, Participant Recruitment & Marketing
Lexington, KY 40536-0284
The University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center (UKCMC) is one the nation’s finest academic health care centers. Its vision is to be a Top-20 academic health center recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching, research and patient care - Top 10 Business Plan.
The University of Kentucky is achieving outstanding success in the competitive arena of research grants & contracts (see Research statistics and national rankings). Major research areas include Aging, Behavioral Health, Cancer, Drug Evaluation, Infection and Immunity, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Surgery, Neurosciences, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Women's Health.
Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS): Established by the Board of Trustees as a University-wide center in September 2007, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Kentucky (UK) is leading the alignment of UK’s ongoing transformation of its entire clinical and translational research enterprise with the goals of the NIH Roadmap Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The overall goal of the CCTS is to accelerate the translation of basic science advances to tangible improvements in the public’s health, addressed in four specific aims:
Specific Aim 1: Enhance and develop new outreach pathways to confront chronic health issues in rural Appalachia, ensuring that our research addresses community concerns and that the community benefits from our findings.
Specific Aim 2: Develop the clinical and translational research programs of the future using innovative methods to champion collaborative team science.
Specific Aim 3: Enhance existing educational pathways and develop novel methods to educate and excite the next generation of collaborative clinical and translational scientists.
Specific Aim 4Strengthen the development of biomedical informatics and novel methodologies through improved cross-disciplinary collaboration.
The CCTS now encompasses the Clinical Services Cores (CSC), which resulted from the integration of the former UK Clinical Research Organization (UKCRO) and UK’s General Clinical Research Center (GCRC). Along with eight other key functions, CSC provides a centralized infrastructure consisting of key core facilities and services to help investigators, clinicians, and scholars from across the University and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to access much needed resources to become educated on the conduct of clinical research, and to afford them mechanisms to access a gamut of support services needed for the conduct of high quality clinical and translational research. These services do not end at the boundaries of the University of Kentucky campus, but reach across the Commonwealth engaging greater partnership between the communities, industry, and the University. Information on the CCTS Web site details the core facilities housed within the CCTS, with links to other services -www.ccts.uky.edu.
UKMC encompasses the following:
UKCMC also includes world-renowned centers
CCTS Clinical Services Core (CSC) was established to promote and expand the UKMC clinical research. The CSC is conveniently located on the floor of UKMC, this 3,985 square foot facility provides ample space to conduct outpatient trials and short-term pharmacokinetic studies. CSC also occupies 5,954 square foot of space in the newly remodeled Research Inpatient Clinic on the 3rd floor of the hospital. The CSC will build on the past success to become all encompassing service center -The Clinical Services Core (CSC) through the Center for Clinical Translational Science (CCTS). These facilities' resources are available to all clinical investigators throughout the University.
Outpatient amenities include:
Inpatient amenities include:
Biochemical Analysis Laboratory:
Functional Assessment and Body Composition Core:
Delta Dental of Kentucky Clinical Research Center:
To learn more about ongoing clinical research at the UK Academic Medical Center, please refer to the following www.ukclinicalresearch.com.
The University of Kentucky is centrally located in the scenic rolling hills of the Bluegrass.
(For descriptions, including photos, of some of UKCMC's facilities, see Facilities
The Lexington, Kentucky campus includes:
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The UK Medical Center is supported by more than 500 faculty physicians and dentists, 517 resident physicians and a staff of 3,200 health professionals committed to high-quality patient care. It has created an appealing environment to attract, reward and retain outstanding, multi-disciplinary clinical research personnel. Coordinator certification serves as a means of advancement. More than 75% of the currently employed Clinical Research Coordinators and Clinical Research Associates are certified, with many others in the process of obtaining certification. Proactive educational and training series are offered to ensure staff knowledge, skills and compliance with good clinical practice guidelines.
Kentucky has a population of 4,380,415. The UK Chandler Medical Center provides health care to residents of all (120) Kentucky counties and surrounding states, (Kentucky and Regional Demographics). Much of the regional area is rural and consists of stable, non-transient people, with a high incidence of major chronic diseases. Patient contacts for 1998 included more than 20,000 admissions, 35,000 emergency department visits, and 368,000 outpatient visits. Disease demographics may be readily obtained for determination of potential subject pools.
Kentucky is in the middle of the "Coronary Valley" - a name given to areas with the highest rates of coronary heart disease.
Other sites of interest at UK include:
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