Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

A CTSA partner accelerating discoveries toward human health

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Center for Clinical Research

The Center for Clinical Research (CCR), directed by Richard D'Aquila, MD, associate vice president of research, works closely with clinical and translational scientists, trainees and staff to provide resources, services and guidance specific to the needs of each investigator and study.

CCR's experienced staff, commitment to improvement and novel use of digital tools has led to quicker study start-up, increased investigator and study coordinator satisfaction and improved financial outcomes.

Participate in Clinical Research

Explore our information for patients who are interested in signing up for clinical research or learning more about clinical trials.


Contact Us

To learn more about how we can help you, visit the links above or email If you know which CCR services you would like to use, please complete the CCR Intake Form. You can also contact Richard D’Aquila, MD, at 312-503-6206 for more information.

Richard T. D'Aquila, MD

The CCR is led by Richard D’Aquila, MD, professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. He is is director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, a partnership between Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the Chicago Department of Public Health and several community organizations.

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