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CTSU Rainbow

The CTSU Rainbow is located on the main University of Kansas Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kansas. The unit is staffed by experienced research nurses, medical assistants, and respiratory technicians who support complex protocol procedures and document data on CTSU generated resource documents/flow sheets.

Clinical Space

  • 5 exam rooms for multi-purpose outpatient evaluations (2 can be utilized as procedure rooms)
  • 2 phlebotomy bays
  • Visiting study staff work room
  • Space for site monitor visits
  • Research/education kitchen

Sample Processing Laboratory (CLIA waived)

  • CTSU staff can conduct point-of-care tests such as urine pregnancy or blood glucose tests
  • Sample processing and short-term storage (refrigerated centrifuges, -80F freezers, -20F freezers, refrigerator, etc.)

Research Infusion Unit

  • 6 infusion bays with 6 reclining infusion chairs, 2 televisions, and Wi-Fi
  • TUKHS Investigational Pharmacy is located on the ground floor of the main hospital
  • Flex space for visiting Investigators

Pulmonary Testing Laboratory

  • Respiratory Technician available to assist with study related tasks
  • Spirometry with/without bronchodilator
  • Plethysmography: Lung Volume
  • Diffusing Capacity (DLCO)
  • Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO)
  • Bronchial Provocation with methacholine challenge
  • Sputum induction (% sputum eosinophils)
  • 6-minute walk test

Guide to implementing your protocol with CTSU Rainbow

To help you get the most out of our services through every phase of your research project, we've prepared a CTSU user guide, which covers these areas:

  • Setting up a study with the CTSU
  • Scheduling a study start up meeting prior to scheduling participants
  • Scheduling participants and preparing study visits
  • During the conduct of your study

CTSU User Guide [PDF]

Access a printable PDF with directions for participants on how to get from to the CTSU Rainbow from Parking Garage P2 (Olathe II) and P3 (Cambridge).

For more information, please contact CTSU Rainbow Director Shelby Williams, BSN, RN, at

Last modified: Jan 28, 2022

Shelby Williams
Clinical and Translational Science Unit Navigator

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