The UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Clinical Research Center (CRC) was established in 1998 to provide core support to faculty members who are conducting patient-based research studies. This support involves vital, behind-the-scenes activities that facilitate the clinical research process. Dr. Gary N. Holland serves as Director of the CRC working with full-time administrator, Ms. Ellen Pascual, and a Board of Directors composed of Department of Ophthalmology faculty members.
The CRC has an in-house statistician, Fei Yu, PhD. CRC staff members interact with granting agencies and government regulatory bodies, assist with the preparation of grant applications, participate in the design and management of clinical studies, and perform data collection and analysis functions for investigators at both the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and the Doheny Eye Institute. Institute faculty members are currently conducting almost 80 clinical research studies (listed in the Appendices). Patients can volunteer to participate in studies that contribute to a better understanding of ocular disorders or that evaluate new, potentially better treatments for various diseases of the eye.
Clinical Research Center Information: (310) 794-5592