The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education

Bionutrition Research Services

About the CTRU

The CTRU, located at the new Freidenrich Center (FCTR), is Stanford's home for clinical and translational research. Facilities include:

  • 16 patient bays
  • 4 hospital beds
  • 3 pediatric study rooms
  • 2 phlebotomy rooms
  • Exercise/ exam room
  • Consultation rooms
  • Research kitchen
  • Sample collection lab
  • 2 rooms equipped for 23-hour sleep studies
Hours & Location
  • Mon - Thurs: 7 am to 5 pm
    Fri: 7 am to 3:30 pm
  • Freidenrich Center for Translational Research
    800 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA
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  • Patient Reservation Form
  • Subsidy and Cost Recovery Policy
  • CTRU Pricing List
  • CTRU easy contact list
  • Required new study in-service at the CTRU
  • Nursing in-service template
  • Template for Lab orders/visit at the CTRU
  • Basic template for treatment orders at the CTRU

Contact CTRU  email
(650) 723-6713

CTRU Bionutrition and Dietary services include:

  • Budget Consultation — Estimation of protocol-specific costs for bionutrition services including nutrition counseling, research diet preparation, labor, food, and supplies.
  • Research Diets — Work with investigators to design study-specific menus for nutrient-controlled research protocols.
  • Meal Preparation and Service — Preparation of research diets, weighed to the nearest 0.1 gram, for study participants including controlled research meals, and post-test snacks or meals.
  • Nutritional Counseling — Design of protocol-specific diet instructions for study participants.
  • Dietary Recalls and Dietary Records — Administration, review, entry, and analysis of dietary records.
  • Nutritional Analysis — Computerized analysis of dietary intake using state of the art software.
  • Oversight of Subject Randomization and/or Blinding for Dietary Protocols — Tracking of subject randomization codes and administration of blinded dietary treatments.
Key Points
  • A completed CTRU Request Form is required for all CTRU services and resources.

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