Clinical Trials Office

Director: Smitha S. Krishnamurthi, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

  Clinical Trials Working Group



This office provides investigators with a broad range of services to assist in the initiation and conduct of clinical trials. Services include the following:

  • Regulatory
  • Facilitating approval of clinical trial agreements by appropriate hospital and university departments
  • Budget preparation and review
  • Negotiation of budget with pharmaceutical companies
  • Protocol-related nursing care for patients on Phase I and II protocols, including eligibility screening, clinical assessment and follow-up, phlebotomy, pharmacokinetics and real time specimen preparation and monitoring of serious or adverse events
  • Data management services, including verification of patient eligibility, completion of case report forms, and completion of flow sheets and forms required by the NCI, the Cancer Center or other regulatory agencies; follow-up data collection after completion of the treatment phase
  • Quality Assurance
  • Education for investigators and clinical trial staff
  • Other services

Contact Information

Location: Wearn and Lakeside buildings

Medical Director (UH/SCC CTU): Michael Gibson, MD

Medical Director(CCF/TCI CTU): Mikkael Sekeres, MD

Administrative Director (CCF/TCI CTU): Denise R. Dawson