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About the Clinical Research Network

What is the Clinical Research Network at Florida State University’s College of Medicine?

The Clinical Research Network (CRN) is a statewide, collaborative, research network of faculty, community-based healthcare professionals and researchers that supports clinical and translational research.

The Clinical Research Network:

  1. Enhances and promotes research collaboration
  2. Strengthens partnerships between multidisciplinary professionals who work with patients in the community via a formalized, structured and integrated network.

Why is the Clinical Research Network housed in the Florida State University’s College of Medicine?

The Florida State University College of Medicine’s community-based model of education has provided an ideal foundation for the development of a community-based clinical research network.  The existent infrastructure of six regional campuses across Florida (Daytona Beach, Fort Pierce, Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota and Tallahassee), two rural training programs (Immokalee and Marianna) and over 2,300 physicians in private, group or hospital-based practices allows access to over two million patients in Florida.  The CRN provides clinical, translational and behavioral research opportunities for clinicians, faculty and students in real-world, community-based settings.  Health outcomes can be measured across the spectrum of health, gender, age, socioeconomic status and geographic location.