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The NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility delivers high-quality, cutting-edge experimental medical research and early phase clinical trials. The NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility is established by the partnership between Newcastle University and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust , both founding members of the Newcastle Health Innovation Partners , one of only eight Academic Health Science Centres in the UK. We are located across three sites in close proximity: Royal Victoria Infirmary Research Unit (RVRU) and Paediatric Research Unit (PRU) in the Leazes Wing and New Victoria Wing of the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Clinical Ageing Research Unit (CARU) on the Newcastle University Campus for Ageing and Vitality (CAV) , Newcastle Dental Research Unit (DRU) within the Newcastle Dental Hospital and School of Dental Sciences.

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Celebrating International Clinical Trial’s Day in the North East and North Cumbria

Thursday 20th May marks International Clinical Trial’s Day. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury. His trial consisted of just 12 men, grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements from cider to oranges and […]

Finalist in the 2021 International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition

Three of our Clinical Ageing Research Unit Team are finalists in the 2021 Pharmatimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition. For more details on the competition and to see other finalists please visit http://www.pharmatimes.com/international_clinical_researcher/finalists_2021?MID=#recipient:key#

International Clinical Trials Day Event in Full

International Clinical Trials Day is held in May. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury. Newcastle is home to a fantastic range of clinical research which is being delivered in our local Hospital and University facilities.  Our […]

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Dean Miller

Data Manager

Jane Swindell

Ward Clerk

Lillian Fairbairn Smith

Research Nurse

Prof. Chris Vernazza

Dental Clinical Research Unit Director