Doing Research

Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC)

The Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) is a collaboration between UT Southwestern Medical Center and other North Texas institutions to further research in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and translation of discoveries into clinical practice.

The AIRC’s facilities include:

  • High-field MRI scanners for humans and small animals
  • Small-animal positron emission tomography/computerized tomography
  • Analytical nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy machines
  • Chemistry laboratories for developing imaging agents
  • Cyclotron facility for generating imaging isotopes (coming soon)

Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU), formerly known as the CTRC, is a multipurpose, centralized institutional resource for clinical and translational investigators on campus. The CRU provides services for all stages of a research project, from protocol development to implementation and study close-out.

Funding Opportunities

Several funding opportunities made possible by the CTSA award are available to both junior and established investigators at UT Southwestern and its partnering institutions.

Consultative Resources

The CTM provides consultation services for researchers to assist in the development of a research protocol, including Spanish language validation services, biostatistics, epidemiology and research design, research volunteer recruitment, Redcap data management tools, pre-IRB review services, research ethics, and more.

Citing Support and Reporting Publications

Investigators who receive support from the Center for Translational Medicine are required to:

  • Cite the CTSA grant in any publications resulting from that support,
  • Inform CTSA administration by emailing of any resulting publications or grants.