The Clinical Research Centre (CRC) has been operational since 21st November 2003. CRC functions as the clinical research arm for the Ministry of Health at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA) Kuantan. This is in accordance with the MOH circular that all clinical research using MOH facilities and patients must register with CRC.
Researchers who utilize the new facility have proposed a diverse array of research studies, which involve pulmonary diseases, medical genetics, cardiovascular dieases and reproductive health. CRC HTAA also accommodates outpatient research only and offer routine patient evaluation. The Clinical Research Unit also provides and allows advanced training opportunities for students, nurses and postdoctoral fellows whose research interests require access to clinical samples and patients.
The opening of CRC HTAA reflects a widening of the MOH research portfolio to include translational research. In CRC, researchers and grantees will be encouraged to develop protocols that promote translational and interdisciplinary research at various levels.
Vision : To be a leading regional clinical research organization in the east coast of Malaysia
Mission : To improve patient’s outcomes through quality and ethical clinical research
Services provide by CRC:
1) Provide guidelines for application to conduct drug related clinical trial in Malaysia.
2) Procedures for getting grant.
3) Coordinate with other department.
4) Role as contract research organization.
Types of clinical research undertaken by CRC:
1) Clinical trials
2) Health outcomes research
3) Clinical economics research
4) Clinical epidemiological research
CRC HTAA Committee Member:
Dr Selva Kumar A/L Sivapunniam – Chairman and Head of CRC
Dr Fariz Safhan B. Mohd Nor – Deputy Chairman
1) Dr. Selva Kumar A/L Sivapunniam (Chairman)
2) Dr Fariz Safhan Mohd Nor (Deputy)
3) Dr. Arfahiza Selim
4) Dr. Aiza Shafrina Othman
5) Dr. Nyin Li Yuen
6) Dr. Ida Azlina Zakaria
7) Dr. Hafizah Mohmed
8) Dr. Chan Chee Eng
9) Dr. Tharumaraja Thiruselvam
10)Dr. Shawarinin Jusoh
11)Puan Nur Fazlin Abd Ghafar
Reference: Ms: Lim Bee Chiu/Miss Fatihah Mahmud