The Clinical Research Resources & Facilities (CRRF) Core is under the direction of Cecilia Shikuma, MD and Todd Seto, MD. The CRRF Core provides consultative assistance with study design, and feasibility and study logistics of planned studies; assisting junior and PhD investigators with clinical protocol development; providing clinical and translational protocol implementation (maintaining regulatory paperwork, ensuring protocol compliance, assisting with recruitment and scheduling of patients, data collection, input and database management and specimen collection and processing); and providing investigators access to state-of-the-art specialized equipment.
The CRRF Core works closely with other Cores to further research in the priority HEALTH initiative areas, to build institutional and community research synergy and to advance the career development of health disparities investigators. The CRRF Cores conducts research both in the community and at 3 established clinical research sites in Honolulu located at the John A. Burns School of Medicine Kakaako site, the Queen’s Medical Center and at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children.
Shikuma, Cecilia MD
HEALTH Initiative Leader - Aging and Neurocognitive Health
Key Function Co-Director - Participant & Clinical Resources
Professor, Department of Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Seto, Todd MD
Associate Program Director, RMATRIX
Core Director - Collaborations and Partnerships
Core Co-Director - Participant and Clinical Resources
HEALTH Initiative Leader - Cardiovascular Health
RMATRIX Scientific Subcommittee
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: Health Services Research, Outcomes Research, Cost-effectiveness Analysis, Cardiovascular Disease