We, the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit based at the Kingston General Hospital, are an academic research organization that provides expertise in research and quality improvement initiatives in acute care medicine.
The Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Daren Heyland, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Queen’s University, the mission of CERU is to improve the care of acutely ill patients through knowledge generation, synthesis, and translation in a manner that will translate into improved clinical outcomes for sick patients and improved efficiencies to our health care systems.
CERU consists of a staff with experience and resources to support the successful completion of all phases of the design, conduct, monitoring, and interpretation of multicentre clinical studies.
For more information please contact Janet Overvelde, Operations Manager.
CERU has experience in several therapeutic areas including nutritional therapies in the critically ill, improvement in palliative and end-of-life care for patients and their families, and ventilation associated pneumonia. Please visit our websites related to these themes.