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Clinical Research Core

Overview of Services

The Frederic-Bartter Institutional Resource to Support Translation (FIRST) is the early phase clinical trial support arm of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Our mission is to support the clinical and translational science investigations within the UT Health Science Center and all of its clinical partners throughout South Texas. The FIRST Program is designed to assist translational science investigators in the conduct of Phase I-IV clinical research studies in and around the South Texas Medical Center. The FIRST Program includes the following:
1) Bartter Research Unit (BRU) - an Inpatient/Outpatient Adult unit located within the Bartter Center on Unit 7A in the STVHCS - VA hospital;
2) FIRST-Outpatient Research Unit (FORU) - an Outpatient unit located on the first floor of the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC).
3) Coordinator Staffing Pool (CSP) - a pool of research coordinators and nurses available to assist PIs needing specialized support for their research studies.


Lisa Fleming, MPA FIRST Program Manager
Monique Jonhnson CSP Supervisor

Location and hours of operation

Hours/Days Open  Hours/Days Staffed
M-F 7a-4p FORU
M-F 8a-5p CSP
M-F 8a-5p BRU

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Name Role Phone Email Location
Lisa Fleming, MPA
FIRST Program Manager
UT Health San Antonio

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