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. 

The Clinical Research Unit is happy to work with industry partners on feasibility and pilot studies. Have you worked with an engineer on a device prototype? Our team can help you gather preliminary data in some cases.

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

The Team


Justin Jones

Clinical Research Unit Manager

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Nick Sautter

Clinical Subjects Coordinator


Erin Bisco

Clinical Subjects Coordinator

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Abdelrahman Awad, MD

Clinical Subjects Coordinator


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