Checking in at the CRC: A short walk!

At URMC’s Clinical Research Center, research subjects enjoy the shortest walk from parking lot to door of any CRC in the country.

It may seem a rather trivial designation, but it’s a big deal for research subjects who have trouble walking long distances, and a big improvement over the long trip that they used to have to take from the parking garage.

The current CRC parking spots, located in the Whipple Circle, have been a big “patient satisfier,” says Ann Miller, nurse director of the CRC. And the walk from the parking lot constitutes, quite literally, the first steps toward what is hopefully a positive experience for research subjects, making them more likely to come back and volunteer for future studies.

Join Miller in the video below, as she shows off how long the walk to the CRC used to be, and compares it to the very short trip that research subjects take today.

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