Beginning Monday, July 20th, the CRR’s Adult Inpatient Unit, located on HP-10, will resume overnight admissions

July 20, 2020

We are very pleased to announce, beginning Monday, July 20th, the CRR’s Adult Inpatient Unit, located on HP-10 in the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, will resume overnight admissions and begin welcoming back investigators conducting studies requiring these services.

In June, the CRR began welcoming back investigators conducting existing and new clinical trials and observational research, that fell under the Columbia University Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) and IRBs Priority I or Priority II Tier, to conduct Outpatient and long outpatient (LOP) visits on our Outpatient Unit (PH-10).  On July 6th, HP-10 reopened and we were delighted to resume long outpatient (LOP) visits on the unit. 

As we continue Phase II of our CRR Ramp-up, we’d like to remind you of the expanded services we are currently providing to facilitate your research:

  • The Irving Institute’s Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR), located at the Columbia Community Partnership for Health (CCPH), 390 Fort Washington Ave., is providing space for research teams to conduct phlebotomy only visits, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am to 5pm.  Our goal is to eventually provide CCPH phlebotomy space Monday through Friday, making utilization of our resources even more convenient to accommodate your studies.

  • Expanded days and hours of operation are available at the CRR Outpatient Unit (PH-10), Monday through Saturday, from 7am – 7pm. 

Our goal is to ensure the safety of our participants and research staff, wherever possible.  Therefore, following NYPH and CUIMC infection control guidelines, study personnel are expected to conduct COVID-19 screening (form attached) on each participant no more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment, as well as at the time of arrival to the building entrance.  COVID-19 tests are not required for outpatient, LOP or inpatient participants unless they are symptomatic, there is a high clinical suspicion of COVID-19, or the participant is being discharged to a nursing home.  Everyone entering the CRR unit and CCPH is required to wear a mask.  We will have limited Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available, if your department is unable to provide. When considering your request for services, please conduct data collection remotely and limit the number of study personnel on the unit, whenever possible.

On behalf of the CRR and CCPH team, thank you again for all of your support throughout this very challenging time.  We look forward to continuing working with you and facilitating your research in every way possible.

Please review the following documents to facilitate your appointment requests during the ramp-up:

CCPH Phlebotomy Guidelines

CRR Outpatient Unit Ramp-up Guidelines

NYP COVID-19 Screening Tool for Patients and Visitors

Revised CRR Appointment Request Form (Please use this form for all CRR Outpatient and CCPH requests only.  For LOP requests only, please continue using LOP Request Form.)

For a full list of all relevant documents and guidelines, click here

 

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Ismael Castaneda - ic2444@cumc.columbia.edu

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