The Bartter Research Unit
Located on 7A Bartter Center at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
7400 Merton Minter
San Antonio, Tx 78229
210-617-5300 x 14720
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 6:00am – 4:00pm
(Additional time requests upon approval)
The Bartter Center Clinical Research Unit (BRU), named for Frederic C. Bartter M.D., is a collaborative effort between STVHCS and UTHSCSA initially operated as a General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) until May 2008 when UTHSCSA was awarded the NCRR Clinical and Translational Science Award (8UL1TR000149). Since 1982, the unique partnership between STVHCS and UTHSCSA has offered investigators a variety of resources to support diverse, patient oriented research studies involving both Veterans and non-veterans in the South Texas Region.
The BRU dedicates approximately 6,000 square feet of space on the 7th floor of the STVHCS Hospital with 16 inpatient and outpatient exam rooms, a nursing station, laboratory space, records storage, and office space. The unit is capable of providing research services 24 hours a day, 5 days per week.
Skilled nursing personnel receive annual Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and follow Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Code of Federal Regulations. The unit supports clinical research ranging from Phase I through Phase IV and services adult population in all clinical specialties.