Clinical Research Unit

An international leader in patient care, education and research, the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) critical care network is home to 10 critical care units including a new emergency department ICU, a Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center, as well as Survival Flight, ambulatory and home care programs.

The Clinical Research Unit assists investigators with all aspects of clinical research. We are able to handle IRB submissions, necessary for working with human subjects, and make sure the research is compliant with the regulatory requirements. Our team of coordinators screen and recruit patients for participation in research from internal and external sources. Informed consent is obtained following regulatory guidelines and our team is able to collect samples and data, pull medical record information, and de-identify protected information so that it's ready for use. We are also able to securely store data and patient records and can enter study information into databases for easy accessibility.

In addition to assisting our MCIRCC members, the Clinical Research Unit is happy to work with industry partners on feasibility and pilot studies.

For more information contact:
Phil Jacokes, MBA
Managing Director, MCIRCC

The Team


Justin Jones

Clinical Research Unit Manager

Amanda Pennington, MS

Clinical Research Project Manager

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Nick Sautter

Clinical Subjects Coordinator


Erin Bisco

Clinical Subject Coordinator

Abdelrahman Awad, MD

Clinical Subject Coordinator


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