The primary aim is to facilitate the development of early assessment and intervention strategies targeted at age-associated degenerative conditions.
CARU staff and facilities provide a high quality, patient-friendly environment for phase II-IV clinical studies in the older patient. They employ experienced research nurses with specific training in commonly used, relevant assessment instruments.
Clinical trials related to dementia and Parkinson’s are carried out in CARU and are supported by a high quality research infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Clinical Ageing Research Unit (CARU) is led by Director, Nicola Pavese who is Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Newcastle University, and is connected to the dementia research theme as part of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre.
Facilities at CARU
The Clinical Ageing Research Unit is staffed by a team of experienced and well-qualified research nurses and research professionals who are trained to Good Clinical Practice standards.
They provide general support for clinical trials with:
- experienced research team including nurses, trials coordinator and data managers
- costing of research projects and account management
- research and development ethics and all other regulatory document completion
- General Clinical Facilities – consulting and assessment rooms with supporting facilities