Research Nursing Core

CHPS is staffed by experienced, qualified research nurses for inpatient and outpatient activities. The nurses, medical assistants and lab techs support a wide variety of research protocols. CHPS Nursing support is available at two outpatient locations at the Wood Building and 3550 Market Street and other CHOP inpatient and outpatient units as necessary. All studies require IRB and CHPS approval before services can be provided.


CHPS offers a variety of services, including:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Intensive Pharmokinetics
  • Tests requiring frequent blood draws: Oral or IV¬†glucose tolerance tests, Mixed meal tolerance tests
  • YSI 2950 biochemistry analysis of lactate and glucose
  • Experimental drug monitoring and management
  • Patient assessment and monitoring
  • Study implementation
  • Assistance with protocol start-up
  • Teaching
  • Laboratory processing
  • Laboratory shipping


Each study's charges are based on an hourly rate - charge based on actual staff time involved in each encounter; Below are examples of some service charges:

  • Phebotomy only
  • Specimen collection/processing/shipping
  • Specimen shipping only
  • 12 hour Pharmacokinetic study with 8 blood draw timepoints: approximately 2 hours of nursing time


Audrey Kamrin, MSN
CHPS Nurse Manager
kamrin [at] 

John Krall
Administrative Director
krallj [at]