Departmental Cores & Facilities
Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
COVID – 19 Update: The CRU is fully operational and providing a safe research environment sensitive to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Pre-procedure COVID testing is also available by appointment. Please note that this service is only available for research studies. If you have a symptomatic subject, you should refer them to their primary care physician for further care.
The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) provides infrastructure to perform clinical and translational research studies including:
- Outpatient Space
- Nursing Support
- Specimen Processing
- Walk-in Phlebotomy
- Pre-procedure COVID testing (for research studies only)
For more information refer to CRU resources.
Refer to the CRU Fee Schedule.
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Monday – Friday, except hospital holidays)
Walk In Phlebotomy Services – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday-Friday, except hospital )
Investigators interested in using CRU services must complete an application and receive approval from the CRU Administration Committee. Requests to use the CRU services may be assigned through the IRB/RUTH submission process by completing the Ancillary Review Form and assigning CRU via the Manage Ancillary Review tab.The CRU application can be completed by using the RUTH: Ancillary Office Survey form in Redcap. The redcap survey form must be uploaded and included with the IRB/RUTH submission. Applications should be completed in its entirety (budget page included). Investigators will receive notification of approval via email communication with the CRU and/or through RUTH.
Applications can be included with the IRB/RUTH submission. To avoid delays, investigators are encouraged to speak with the CRU Program Coordinator, Joanne Zephir prior to submitting applications.
An in-service meeting with the CRU team may be required prior to scheduling services. At the in-service, the study protocol and procedures will be discussed to ensure that all of the elements are in place to safely and effectively begin the study. For more information refer to the web page – Clinical Research Unit (CRU).
Department of Medicine Clinical Trials Office (CTO)
The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides infrastructure to support investigators within the Department of Medicine conduct industry sponsored clinical trials.
- Protocol Feasibility Assessments
- Support with Department of Medicine Protocol Review Committee (PRC) Submission
- Regulatory Submission and Management
- Financial Management
- Study Coordinator Support
- Recruitment Support
Life Sciences Technology Laboratory
Molecular Modeling Core
The Molecular Modeling Core specializes in supporting research on macromolecular structures in silico studies of proteins and nucleic acids. Such studies can include:
- Ab initio structure prediction of small molecules (either using quantum mechanics or molecular mechanics)
- Homology modeling of proteins
- Virtual screening (docking)
- Computer simulations (molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo)
The Core offers help in:
- Installing and using visualization software (e.g., Pymol or VMD)
- Structure prediction and manipulation software (e.g., Marvin, Avogadro)
- Using software installed on our supercomputer, Minerva (e.g., Gaussian, Charmm, Amber, NAMD, and MMC; as well as several docking programs, such as Autodock-4, Autodock-Vina, eHiTS, PLANTS, and DOCK)
Students interested in molecular modeling tools can take the course “BSR2104 Intro to Computer Modeling & Macromolecules.” For assistance in using the Core, as well as tutorials and consultations, refer to the Mezei Laboratory site.
Sinai BioDesign is a technology and device incubator housed within the Department of Neurosurgery. The group is dedicated to a needs-driven approach to innovation in medicine, inspired and advised by Mount Sinai faculty and staff to translate clinical knowledge into commercially-relevant products. The group incorporates engineering, project management, and clinical resources towards its goal of empowering the Mount Sinai community to get innovations into the hands of physicians and patients alike. The group also supports research efforts in computational image processing and medical artificial intelligence with resources and mentorship through the AISINAI program.
- Design & Engineering Consultations
- Manual Fabrication
- Digital Fabrication and Design
- Medical Modeling
- 3D Printers
- Laser Cutter
- Parylene Deposition System
- CNC mill
- Hand and Power Tools
- Other Postprocessing Capabilities
Scientific Computing provides the computational and data infrastructure to accelerate scientific discovery at Mount Sinai.
- Scientific Computing
- Minerva Supercomputer
- High Performance Computing
- Data Storage
- Mount Sinai Data Warehouse (MSDW)
- Research Data Services
- Consultation Services – Expertise in scientific computing, data management
- Education and Training
Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy Laboratories
The Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy Laboratories in the Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine provide infrastructure, expertise and services to support clinical research.
- The Blood Bank
- Cellular Therapy Laboratory
- The Apheresis Center
Tumor CytoGenomics Laboratory
The Tumor CytoGenomics Laboratory in the Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine, provides expertise in cancer cytogenetic techniques and analysis. The laboratory offers a full range of services to support clinical and basic research.
- Tumor CytoGenomics Laboratory Clinical Services
- Clinical Tests
- Disease-Specific FISH Panels
- Consultation Services