The Harvard-Thorndike Clinical Research Center is located on the East Campus of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on the 8th floors of the Gryzmish and Feldberg buildings.
Provides Contiguous Space
The CRC provides contiguous space for inpatient, outpatient, and administrative support activities:
- The inpatient unit consists of eight beds in two double rooms and four single rooms.
- The outpatient area consists of 12 rooms - general purpose outpatient rooms and specialized laboratories.
- The laboratories are equipped for neurological testing, nasal potential difference testing, dental studies, transcranial magnetic stimulation studies, and studies of syncope and falls-in-the-elderly.
The unit staff includes nurses, dieticians, a laboratory assistant, and a unit coordinator. The unit is open for patient activity 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In addition, CRC staff are available to support research activity in other locations in the medical center. Core Laboratory facilities are available through the Harvard Catalyst for analysis of samples for various assays.
In addition to the activities of the patient unit, the BIDMC CRC has an active Bionutrition core with expertise in body composition measurement, bioelectrical impedance, and metabolic testing. Located on the outpatient unit is a metabolic kitchen for preparation of nutrient controlled meals. The bionutrition unit also provides state of the art nutrition computing facilities with programs for nutrient analysis, semi-quantitative food frequency analysis, and design and specification of research diets.