Research Nursing Core

The Center for Human Phenomic Science (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. CHOP CHPS Nursing support is available at two outpatient locations at the Wood Building and 3550 Market Street, the CHPS Inpatient Unit on 5 West, and other CHOP inpatient units as necessary. All studies require IRB and CHPS approval before CHPS services can be provided.


CHPS offers a variety of services, including:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Intensive Pharmokinetics
  • Tests requiring frequent blood draws: Oral or IVĀ 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


  • Please contact Audrey Kamrin, MSN, CHPS Nurse Manager, at 215-590-3110 orĀ kamrin [at] when planning use of Nursing services.
  • Please Contact John Krall, Administrative Director, at 267-425-1790 or krallj [at], for cost of core services.

Updated May 2018