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.
CRC HTAA provides infrastructure and staffing for the on-site Clinical Research Program (CRP). It also functions in support of multiple CRC and HTAA investigators, both in Industry Sponsored Research (ISR) and Investigator Initialed Research (IIR). The CRC staff will provide support in the development of translational research protocols, research staff and assist with patient recruiment and reimbursement. Basic sample processing was also performed in specialized laborarories located on-site.
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
Mr Yan Yang Wai - Deputy Chairman
1) Dr. Selva Kumar A/L Sivapunniam (Chairman)
2) Dr. Ainon Bt. Mohammad Mokhtar (Deputy)
3) Dr. Mohd Ramli b. Seman
4) Dr. Mohd Aziz b. Husni
5) Assoc. Prof. Dr. How Soon Hin
6) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jamaludin b. Ab. Rahman
7) Prof. Dr. Nasser Amjad
8) Dr. Nyin Li Yuen
9) Dr. Muhammad Zihni b. Abdullah
10) Mr. Aidi Rahim b. Osman
11) Dr. Alia Nasriana b. Nasuruddin
12) Dr. Sazali b. Salleh
13) Dr. Mohd Azam b. Yusoff
14) Dr. Adlin Aslina bt. Suhaimi
15) Mastura bt. Ahmad
16) Dr. Alik b. Zakaria
17) Dr. Wan Norliza Bt. Wan Muda
Reference: Ms: lim Bee Chiu/Ms. Fleura Siew Tuck May