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Clinical Measurement Core

Research with specific populations of patients such as children with hearing loss (CHL) frequently requires up-to-date clinical measures as well as unique laboratory testing. The Clinical Measurement Core (CMC) is a unique and state of the art resource to serve the research aims of investigators in the CPCC.

The CMC is under the direction of Dr. Mary Pat Moeller. Dr. Moeller has extensive experience as both a clinician and a clinical researcher. Under her supervision, the CMC staff will:

  • Advise investigators on the selection of measures and the development of clinical protocols for each project
  • Administer and interpret clinical measures
  • Assist investigators with subject recruitment and scheduling
  • Develop a database to store test results and automate scoring of certain assessments

This Core is dedicated to ensuring a uniform approach throughout various CPCC projects. While individual projects differ in their research aims, the CMC maintains a common set of clinically-related test data across all projects. By adhering to research protocols, the CMC staff will increase the reliability and validity of this clinical data. Clinical data will be gathered from measures assessing:

  • Audiologic status and hearing aid/cochlear implant function
  • Speech and language abilities
  • Cognition (attention, memory, problem-solving skills)
  • Vision
  • Family information and medical records