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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Ophthalmic Clinical Research Center

The new Clinical Research Building on the medical campus.
The new Clinical Research Building on the medical campus.

The Ophthalmic Clinical Research Center (OCRC) is located in the medical school’s newly opened Clinical Research Building (CRB), which is a short walk from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and William L. McKnight Building. The OCRC’s office space is on the 15th floor and clinic space for research subject encounters is located on the 5th floor.

The OCRC comprises several interconnected clinical research units, a clinic dedicated to research subject encounters, and supporting infrastructure for ophthalmic clinical trials, genetic research, and epidemiology studies.

Bringing together research groups from multiple departments, the CRB represents a bold experiment to transform the environment for clinical research at the University of Miami. The CRB houses the university’s NIH-sponsored General Clinical Research Center, and is the home of the new Miami Institute for Medical Discoveries and Health Disparities. Bascom Palmer is contributing to the university’s application for an NIH Clinical and Translational Research Award to support this new enterprise.