CECORC was created to enhance and improve the scientific productivity of the clinical departments, their faculty, trainees, and students, at RUHS Medical Center. We started planning the development of the research center in January 2018, and in record time, we secured adequate space, hardware and software, administrative support, and started building a high-quality team of investigators, biostatisticians - data analysists, and research assistants.

Medical Director's Message


CECORC is the result of visionary individuals who identified the academic potential of RUHS and decided to invest in its creation. We thank Mr. Zareh Sarrafian, Mrs. Jennifer Cruikshank, and Dr. Arnold Tabuenca for their unconditional support and encouragement to make CECORC a reality. We are indebted to the generosity of the Sarver Family, who provided financial support for the creation of the Surgeon-in-Chief Research Fund, allowing us to acquire initial equipment and national datasets. In addition, the Medical Executive Committee and the RUHS Foundation made substantial contributions to the RUHS Research Funds.

Big things happen when we create teams with dedicated people working collegially together, around well-defined principles and goals. We are proud of CECORC accomplishments, and will continue to focus on our mission to perform high-quality research at RUHS in the years to come. Finally, I want to thank the CECORC investigators and staff for consistently supporting my vision and striving for excellence every day.


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Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, FACS

Surgeon-in-Chief, RUHS Medical Center Director CECORC 

Mission, Vision, Values

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CECORC’s Responsibilities and Commitments 

CECORC conducts academic research and clinical trials with high standards for quality and integrity.

  • Conduct research to advance knowledge and help patients and families
  • Transparency in systems, communication, transactions, procedures, processes, and quality assurance
  • Data and science integrity, research ethics and regulatory compliance
  • High quality output in all work produced
  • Patient safety
  • Build the most efficient and effective team of researchers
  • Educate the future researchers in the region

Contact CECORC

For additional information, contact us: CECORC@ruhealth.org