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While participating in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) at Duke University, patients may be seen at various facilities in the Duke University Health System including (but not limited to) the Duke Clinical Research Unit, Duke University Hospital, Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, and Duke Medical Plaza Patterson Place. Additional information about each location follows.


Duke Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) – Patients who visit Duke for the UDN project will spend the majority of their medical testing time at the DCRU. For patients’ and families’ convenience, many of the medical appointments including labs will take place at the DCRU; however leaving the DCRU for other procedures and imaging will occur. The nursing staff at the DCRU will provide necessary care while patients are in the DCRU. 


Duke University Hospital – Duke University Hospital (also referred to as Duke University Medical Center) is a top-rated academic hospital in Durham, North Carolina. It is 938-bed acute care teaching hospital with a Level I trauma center. The facility includes:

Duke Cancer Center - Duke Cancer Center is an ultramodern facility that houses in one location most of the outpatient clinical care services that patients need.

Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center - Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center (CHC) is a top-ranking pediatric specialty hospital and referral center, and is one of the largest charity healthcare providers in the southeastern U.S.

Duke Eye Center - Duke Eye Center is located in the newest medical pavilion at Duke University Medical Center. Duke Ophthalmology consistently ranks as a leader among the best U.S. hospital ophthalmology programs for difficult cases and procedures. Clinical specialties include comprehensive and age-related ophthalmology, eye diseases, and surgeries including LASIK and oculofacial plastic surgery.


Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital – Located one mile from Duke University Hospital, Lenox Baker is a pediatric outpatient facility for patients with genetic, metabolic, endocrine, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Services include radiology, mobile MRI, and physical and occupational therapies. 


Duke Medical Plaza, Patterson Place – Several medical specialties are located at Patterson Place. Clinics include dermatology, micrographic surgery, radiology, urogynecology, women’s health, and obstetrics and gynecology. 



Duke University Medical Center offers state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities that are available for use by all Duke UDN investigators. The Duke Clinical Research Unit is the location for patient visits and procedures related to the project.

Box 103857, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 | Tel: 919 668 1340  

Duke University Medical Center