Clinical Investigation Services Core


The Clinical Investigation Services Core (CISC) provides centralized clinical research infrastructure for investigators in multiple disciplines.  The CISC research unit (formerly “CRC”) serves pediatric and adult patient-oriented research, including first-in-human studies, mechanistic and integrative physiology, clinical trials, and behavioral studies.  A mobile team of clinical research staff supports investigators with studies conducted at point-of-care sites.


  • Outpatient units providing investigators and research subjects with comfortable surroundings for physical exams, procedures, private interviews and data collection
  • Experienced research staff who work in partnership with investigators to implement and complete protocols
  • A study suite at Weiler Hospital (Weiler 2S-42) for lengthy infusion, biopsy and exercise protocols


Program Director
Marla Keller, M.D.

Associate Program Director
Frederick Kaskel, M.D., Ph.D.

Location and hours of operation

Hours Locations

M-F, 8-4:30  

Forchheimer G47
MMC/Moses Research Pavillion 4th Floor

Links and Resources

  1. ICTR Portal


Name Role Phone Email Location
Elizabeth Castro
Administrative Director


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