University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center, a Campus of UH Regional Hospitals is proud to be a site for community-based research. The hospital located in Bedford, Ohio, is one of two University Hospitals facilities to offer such a program, the other being the UH Otis Moss Jr. Health Center located on Quincy Avenue in Cleveland.
The objective for these Community-Based Research Centers (CB-CRC) is to improve the health of northeast Ohio residents through clinical research studies offered at convenient locations. The centers provide:
- The full range of integrated clinical translational research capabilities of the UH Dahms Clinical Research Unit in a community setting
- An alternative setting for patients to participate in research studies without having to travel to the academic medical center
- Research-focused community education programs
The Community-Based Clinical Research Centers are supported by the William T. Dahms, MD Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) and utilize the research network of the Cleveland Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland (CTSC), UL1TR000439, from the National Center of Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) component of the National Institutes of Health, to expand clinical/translational research resources available to both academic and community-based research programs. The Dahms Clinical Research Unit is a joint effort with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.