Center for Perioperative Organ Protection Patient Care Research

The Center for Perioperative Organ Protection (CPOP) conducts basic, pre-clinical, translational, epidemiologic, and clinical research on topics that include:

  • Molecular, cellular and physiologic processes that contribute to perioperative organ dysfunction
  • New techniques in bioelectronic medicine that stimulate specific neuronal networks to control organ function
  • New methods to measure psychological and environmental risks associated with organ injury
  • Novel therapies that are based on characteristics of individual patients

CPOP provides a collaborative scientific and clinical environment that supports laboratory-based, clinical, bioinformatics, and epidemiologic research with the opportunity to:

  • Perform laboratory-based biologic and genetic testing
  • Discuss study design, analytic methods, recruitment strategies, and expected or unexpected study findings with leading experts
  • Screen and enroll research subjects
  • Administer questionnaires and study procedures
  • Conduct physical examinations and specialized testing
  • Collect and distribute biospecimens
  • Monitor subject behavior and safety
  • Collect and enter study data
  • Access and analyze study data
  • Work in a collaborative environment that is supported by NIH funding for both research training (T32) and collaborative research efforts (multiple PI grants and PPGs)

Updates & Announcements

CPOP Collaborative Seminar
Every Tuesday
4 – 5 PM | MSRB III, Room 1125


Center for Perioperative Organ Protection
Duke University Medical Center
Alexander H. Sands Building, 1st floor
303 Research Drive
Durham, NC 27710

Luis Ulloa, PhD
Director, CPOP
(919) 660-5565

Katelynne Durrant
Staff Assistant
(919) 684-1384

Chris KeithResearch