Clinical Research Office

Creighton University Earns Full AAHRPP Accreditation
Creighton joins an elite group of about 250 U.S. organizations and seven organizations from outside the United States in achieving full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). In achieving full AAHRPP accreditation, Creighton University has demonstrated its commitment to rigorous standards that help protect research participants while ensuring that society continues to reap the benefits of research. See the press release for more details.


The Clinical Research Office (CRO) at Creighton University Medical Center has been established by the School of Medicine. The Clinical Research Office is a multidisciplinary service organization that will support School of Medicine faculty with sponsored clinical trials and investigator-initiated clinical research projects. The CRO will assist clinical research staff through the contracting and budgeting phases of study start-up, navigate the University and sponsor regulatory approval processes, and provide study coordinator services to conduct patient visits. Outpatient clinic space and laboratory services are available in CUMC, Room 5726, to faculty and clinical research staff conducting research projects involving human subjects.

The Clinical Research Office will also serve as a single point of contact to match faculty investigators with clinical trials sponsors, thereby expanding the network of sponsors and Creighton clinical researchers, and providing opportunities to new faculty members.

The Clinical Research Office is staffed by a team experienced in sponsored clinical trials. The Regulatory Specialist can successfully navigate the University, Federal, and sponsor regulatory approval processes. Dr. Stephen Lanspa, Senior Associate Dean of the School of Medicine, serves as medical director of the Clinical Research Office, and Kathy Taggart, Associate Vice Provost for Research & Compliance, serves in an administrative oversight function. For more information, please contact Brooke Fitzpatrick at 402-280-4657 or

Clinical Research Office


CUMC, LL 1630

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.







Confidential Research Hotline (402-280-3200)

Research Personnel are expected to report any known or suspected noncompliant conduct related to research or sponsored program activities conducted and/or approved through Creighton University. The confidential Research Compliance Hotline (402-280-3200) is available for any individual who wishes to remain anonymous and/or has found other available reporting mechanisms to be ineffective. Research Personnel may also address their research compliance-related questions or concerns to the Director of Research & Compliance at 402-280-2511.

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