Woodson Children's Clinical Research Lab

The Charles Woodson Children's Clinical Research (CWCCR) Lab, managed by the Department of Pediatrics, provides children's health research investigators with core facilities for the preparation and short-term storage of biological specimens. 


Charles Woodson Children's Clinical Research (CWCCR) Lab
Charles Woodson Children's Clinical Research (CWCCR) Lab

The CWCCR Lab is open to research faculty and staff from all departments involved in 'children's health research'.  Non-Pediatric Department users will be required to designate their department affiliation on the registration form to facilitate inter-department coordination of costs for upkeep, supplies, etc. as necessary. The CWCCR Lab will NOT be used for specimen collection and it will NOT be able to ship biological specimens. Specimen shipping will be the responsibility of the investigator. The CWCCR Lab is located in room F2432 of University Hospital-South in close proximity to the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital and is accessible 24 hours a day. This affords investigators and their research staff easy access to specimen preparation and short-term storage facilities. The CWCCR Lab compliments the services provided by the MCRU Specimen Core and Processing Lab and provides the ability to process biological specimens that are not routinely processed by the MCRU core.

All users must acknowledge support from the Charles Woodson Fund for Clinical Research in all abstracts and publications for which the Charles Woodson Children’s Clinical Research Laboratory was utilized.

Additional services can be provided by MCRU (Michigan Clinical Research Unit) http://www.michr.umich.edu/services/mcru provides the clinical staff, resources, and infrastructure necessary to conduct human clinical research protocols at the University of Michigan  The MCRU Specimen Core and Processing Lab (same link/page) provides specimen collection, processing, shipping, and short-term storage.


CWCCR Equipment

  • Short-term storage space for specimens at 4C, -20C, and -80C monitored by TempTrak software (24/7)
  • Tissue culture hood
  • Table-top refrigerated centrifuge
  • 2 microfuges
  • Waterbath
  • Incubator (non-CO2)
  • 2 Vortexers
  • Fume hood
  • 2 sets of Glison Pipetman (20, 200 and 1000ul)
  • 2 Drummond Pipet Aids
  • Computer/phone/fax
  • Assigned storage space for PI’s lab supplies
  • Ice Machine
  • Dishwasher and Autoclaves


Training and Registration (required to use the Clinical Research Lab)

1. All faculty and staff using the lab must first complete ONE of the following two courses.

    • BLS 101 Biosafety and Bloodborne Pathogen Training (OSEH)
    • ICEX-C10000 Infection Control Certification (M-Learning)

2. To gain access to the Woodson Lab, the principal investigator (PI) and his/her research team must register with the Lab Core Coordinator, Yun-Wen Peng.  Each principal investigator is responsible that his/her research team members have completed the appropriate training. She will then arrange a time with you to review the laboratory space and operational procedures.


F2432 University Hospital South