Clinical Research

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Early Life Exposures Program

The overall goal of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Early Life Exposures Program (ELEP) is to enable investigators in diverse disciplines and all career stages to train, participate, and excel in research focusing on human health and diseases that have their origins at early stages of life. As a result, the ELEP will foster a new generation of scientists trained in the complexities of translational research involving pregnant women and their offspring from infancy through childhood and adolescence. The ELEP will support new multidisciplinary collaborations among basic, clinical, and translational scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU-AMC) and in the CCTSI community.

Included in this program:

  • Perinatal Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC)
  • Perinatal Research Advisory and Facilitation Committee
  • Childhood Research
  • Developmental Origins/Life Course Research
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About the Obstetrics Research Team

The OB Research Team is a core of research nurses and professional research assistants that are highly experienced in the recruitment for and coordination of studies in the OB ambulatory clinics. The team works under the direction of Principal Investigators at both the University of Colorado and/or Denver Health. By fostering partnerships across the clinical and research teams at each institution, the OBRT facilitates the success of the individual studies as well as supporting the research mission of our partner institutions.

If a study requires in-person recruiting in the OB clinics at the University of Colorado, the Department of OB/GYN requests that investigators use a member of the OB Research Team. This is to ensure that pregnant women are approached about research in a way that is coordinated, respectful, and integrated into the high-quality care experience in the University of Colorado OB clinics.

Services Offered

  • Clinic surveillance.
  • Subject recruitment and informed consent
  • Coordination of protocol-related procedures, study visits and follow-up care.
  • Data abstraction through medical chart review.
  • Collection and processing of study samples in the OB ambulatory clinic, labor and delivery and during maternal and infant follow-up study visits.
  • Pager coverage 24/7 (including weekends and holidays).
  • Certified Spanish translation and interpretation.
  • Partial or full-time PRA or RN effort available for PIs.

Contact Information

Jocelyn Phipers, RN, CCRP

Jocelyn Phipers, RN, CCRP

Director of Perinatal Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Phone: (303) 724-7807

 

Jeanelle Sheeder, MSPH, PhD

Professor
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research

 


 

Contact Info

Pamela Alvarez Moran
Administrative Research Core Manager
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3009, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-6501
Fax: (303) 724-3512

 

 

Jeanelle Sheeder, MSPH, PhD

Professor
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research

 

 

Contact Info

Pamela Alvarez Moran
Administrative Research Core Manager
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3009, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-6501
Fax: (303) 724-3512