Clinical Research Center (CRC) Administrative Services

The CRC provides facilities for seeing patients of all ages and disease categories. Inpatient admissions are available to investigators 7 nights per week, Monday through Sunday. Investigators can admit for

Program Administration

Don Powell M.D.Dr. Powell, a Professor of Internal Medicine and Neuroscience and Cell Biology, is the current Director of the CRC and served as Program Director of the GCRC for 7 years prior to the CTSA transition. Dr. Powell was recruited to UTMB in 1991 as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, a position he relinquished in 2002. Dr. Powell is an experienced physician-investigator with over 40 years of NIH funding and has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and reviews. He has edited leading medical textbooks and served as President of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He maintains an active research program and has a long-term commitment to clinical research. Dr. Powell brings considerable administrative experience to his role as CRC Program Director, based on his prior experience as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Dean for Research, and as a previous Director of a NIH-funded Digestive Diseases Center at UNC. Dr. Powell is working to identify investigator needs for modern clinical research at UTMB and to improve CRC services to investigators.

Associate Director
Karl Anderson M.D.Dr. Anderson is the current Associate Director of the CRC and served as the Associate Program Director for the GCRC for 16 years prior to the CTSA transition. He has been instrumental in developing the CRC educational program for future clinical investigators through the support of a NIH K30 grant, of which he was the PI. He is currently Director of the ITS Education and Training Resource, which has an office in the ITS on the sixth floor of Research Building 6, and oversees extensive clinical research educational venues, including a MS and PhD level graduate Program in Clinical Science and courses in translational research. Dr. Anderson came to UTMB in 1987 as Professor of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, Internal Medicine and Pharmacology & Toxicology. He directs the Division of Human Nutrition within the Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, and is active in the Division of Gastroenterology in Internal Medicine. As Associate Director of the CRC, he is concerned with all aspects of CRC administration and particularly with research subject safety, patient care and new protocol development. Dr. Anderson is an active, federally-funded clinical investigator in porphyrias and drug metabolism as influenced by diet. His publications include more than 200 research articles, reviews, book chapters and educational modules. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the porphyrias and has a particular interest in the development of new therapies.