Human Research

Clinical Nursing & Nutrition at the SCTR Research Nexus


Dr. Patrick Flume 

Nursing Manager:

Karen Packard MSN, RN, AOCN


MUSC, Clinical Sciences Building, 2nd Floor, SCTR Research Nexus



Point-of-Care Clinical Nursing: Mobile, Inpatient or Onsite

Studies can be conducted onsite or specially trained personnel can be dispatched to the bedside of acutely ill patients throughout the MUSC campus. 

Research nurses and support staff:

* conduct protocols

* secure specimens

* administer medications

* gather critical data at the bedside of hospitalized patients

This ensures that hospital nursing staff can continue to concentrate on their first priority: providing prompt, safe and effective patient care. 


To study the effect of nutrition or control nutrition in research, many MUSC investigators use SCTR Research Nexus services and resources to study various diets and specific nutrients. Staff offer expertise in a unique, controlled environment.  


Clinical Nursing & Nutrition at the SCTR Research Nexus are available to anyone.  Service requests should be sent online through the SCTR SUCCESS Center service request system.

All publications/projects utilizing SCTR Institute services are required to credit the CTSA grant.
The Grant Citation Language is:  "This publication [or project] was supported by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute, with an academic home at the Medical University of South Carolina, NIH/NCATS Grant number UL1 TR000062."