Innovative, Translational Healthcare Research
Improving the Lives of Patients
The clinical research, directed by Dr Peter Doran, helps discover ways to improve medical care and to establish new treatments which in turn will improve the quality of life for patients who are living daily with chronic illness. The CRC contributes to ongoing research creating a scientific and caring culture for the benefit of present and future patients and medical research contributes to the development of new cures and better treatments.
Through the donation of samples for molecular research, patients are making an immense contribution to the efforts underway to understand the mechanism of disease and effect improved patient outcome into the future. This clinical facility serves to complement UCD’s Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, ensuring UCD’s biomedical research focus is a continuum from bedside to bench side
The specific research arenas in which the CRC performs include;
- Collection of phenotypically well defined repositories of biomaterials for molecular investigations
- Development of translational research programmes
- Clinical trials and investigations
- Population based studies
- Investigations into the impact of disease on the individual and society
The UCD CRC was developed Cycle 3 of the Higher Education Authority’s, Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions.