About Us

The Vanderbilt Clinical Research Center is an inpatient and outpatient research facility staffed with personnel dedicated to conducting clinical research patient care. These resources are available to Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College clinical investigators and their study teams.

Medical Center North Unit (MCN)

Located on the 3rd floor of Medical Center North, this facility offers inpatient and outpatient services including:

  • 9 outpatient rooms, 2 exam rooms, 8 inpatient rooms (2 equipped for sleep studies), 1 phlebotomy draw room, specimen processing labs, and a private patient consult room
  • 24-hour on-site nursing staff dedicated to inpatient and outpatient services 
  • Bionutrition, imaging, metabolic and exercise physiology services, and scientific poster printing

Doctor’s Office Tower Unit (DOT)

The DOT outpatient services are located on the 9th floor of the Doctor’s Office Tower and are available:

Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm 

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Services include:

  • 4 exam table rooms, 2 larger rooms suitable for infusions,  and a specimen processing lab
  • A meeting room appropriate for obtaining patient consent, consultations, patient interviews, and survey-based research studies