Clinical Research Unit
The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) was established at The Indus Hospital in 2011, with seed funding from Getz Pharmaceuticals. The aim of the CRU is to develop and continuously improve upon solutions for the clinical and programmatic management of high-burden and neglected diseases faced by Pakistanis. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a key partner providing technical assistance and training to strengthen local capacity.
Indus Hospital Community Cohort
The IHCC baseline studies were initiated in 2010 with financial and technical support from the American Pakistani Cardiologists of North America, the International Society of Nephrology, IRD, the University of Texas School of Health Science Center. These baseline studies are beginning to provide detailed information on household demographics and the prevalence of select diseases and their risk factors in The Indus Hospital catchment population. Follow-up studies are being planned for 2012-2013 among the same families enrolled at baseline.