Pharmaceutical Research Center (PRC)

The Pharmaceutical Research Center (PRC) is responsible for the safe and ethical provision of investigational/study medications to research subjects enrolled in clinical drug trials within the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC).

PRC Services

PRC Policies

Faculty Leader
Nataliya Uboha

Facility Manager
Susan Johnston

The PRC ensures that drug research protocols proceed optimally through UWHC’s established medication use system and in accordance with all federal, state, institutional and sponsor regulations governing clinical research.  While the PRC program supports all UW investigators conducting clinical drug research, its relationship with the UWCCC is unique in its level of commitment, the breadth and depth of services provided and its expertise in handling biohazardous and gene therapy products.

Contact Us

Location:  UW Health University Hospital Room F6/193

Office hours:  Monday – Friday from 0700-1700

On-call PRC pharmacist coverage (24/7):  UW Hospital paging operator 265-7000, enter pager ID 2717

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The Pharmaceutical Research Center (PRC) provides detailed protocol review and feasibility assessment within the confines of an academic medical center. It ensures full compliance with federal, state, sponsor and institutional requirements through activities such as:

  • Establishment of drug handling / distribution / preparation / destruction procedures
  • Creation of investigational drug monographs for health care providers
  • Education of health care staff regarding protocol procedures
  • Establish computer order entry codes to enable study drugs to be entered in the electronic medical record
  • Establish drug portion of study-specific physician orders (electronic or paper)
  • Drug inventory management and accountability
  • Drug preparation and/or oversight
  • Quality assurance audits
  • Protocol amendment management
  • Drug interaction screening for eligibility

PRC operates satellite pharmacy locations, optimizing ability to extend clinical research into the community.  PRC services are continually refined and expanded to meet the evolving needs of UW Carbone Cancer Center research faculty, research infrastructure and the research subject.

For Lab Research: PRC can also help you set up the pharmaceutical procurement process for laboratory research as well.



Any published research which received funding from the UWCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), including the use of UWCCC Shared Resources to generate or analyze data or conduct clinical trials, must reference the UWCCC. See Acknowledging UWCCC in Publications, Posters and Presentations. Please acknowledge “UWCCC Pharmaceutical Research Center” for any work supported by the PRC.  Thank you!

Sample Acknowledgment

“The author(s) thank the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center Pharmaceutical Research Center, supported by P30 CA014520, for use of its facilities and services.”