Clinical Research Resources & Facilities


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

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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

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14 December 2015:
8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

December 14-15, 2015 with Technical Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, December 16

A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implement…

10 November 2015:
Obesity Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Webinar

Obesity Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Webinar

RTRN has selected Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome as the topic for a Network Wide Health Initiat…

05 November 2015:
Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities

3:30pm EDT

A federal funders panel reveals best practices in responding to federal funding announcements. Opportunities for federal funding are ide…

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Seminars & Events
16 December 2015, 12noon - 1pm:
Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
10 November 2015, 3pm - 4pm:
Methods & Challenges for Conducting Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research
22 October 2015, 9:30am - 10:30am:
Cultivating a Culture of Compliance at UH

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Supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54MD007584), National Institutes of Health.