• Center for Clinical Research (CCR)

    Stimulation and support of research efforts by Bassett clinicians is a key component of the Research Institute mission. With the demands upon people delivering health care in the current environment, additional commitments to research can prove daunting. The Research Institute’s Center for Clinical Research is designed to maximize investigator efficiency and support every step of the research process.

    The research nurses on the CCR team have years of experience in study coordination and  ACRP certification. The CCR provides support to investigators in the areas  of:

    • research question formulation
    • protocol design
    • scheduling meetings with biostatisticians on sample size and optimal study design
    • preparation of IRB documents
    • ongoing documentation with ClinicalTrials.gov 
    • performing initial screening to identify the most suitable subjects
    • recruiting and consenting study subjects
    • documenting the study’s progress
    • specimen collection, processing, storage, & shipping
    • Administration of study related questionnaires
    • data collection & entry
    • administration & management of study drug
    • follow up visits with subjects

    Some of the areas where projects have been supported include:

    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Rheumatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Obesity / Bariatric Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
    • Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
    • Additionally the Clinical Research group assists clinicians who participate in NIH or industry-sponsored multicenter trials.              
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    CCR Team Members (L to R, Back to front): Arpitha Kamala Nanjappa, Ann Schworm, Julie Tirrell, Jennifer Victory. Catherine Gilmore, Merle Myerson

    Investigator Guides

    The CCR can assist with the planning and implementation of investigator initiated studies, both locally & externally funded,  as well as multicenter studies.  The links and guides below will help the investigator start navigating the research process at Bassett.

    Contact for more information:

    Jennifer Victory, RN, CCRC

    Clinical Research Nurse Supervisor
    Center for Clinical Research
    Bassett Healthcare Network
    One Atwell Road
    Cooperstown, NY 13326
    (607) 547-6965 or 1-800-BASSETT