Clinical Research Center
The Mission of the Clinical Research Center (CRC) is to promote clinical and translational research in order to provide advance care that is currently unavailable for the residents of our Tristate Metro Community (West Virginia, Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky). All of our clinical trials adhere to both our vision as well as the guiding principles (below). We encourage all residents of the Tristate community to visit the website periodically to discover if any clinical trials may be of interest to them or their family.
The CRC has been organized as a centralized unit within the Office of Research and Graduate Education at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM). The centralized CRC better coordinates and promotes all clinical research at JCESOM. The primary office consists of the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Medical Director of the CRC, Director of Clinical Informatics and support staff (all listed below). The CRC is located in the Charles H. McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute at Marshall University Medical Center in Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Research Investigators are our long-term partners. The CRC seeks to build a lasting partnership with all of the researchers at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
The CRC understands the role and pressures of being a primary investigator. It is our goal to enhance the environment, research and reputation of each of our partners.
The Center staff will work together with humility, candor, and mutual respect for expertise and cultural differences when communicating with researchers and community members.
All partners have obligations towards the patients, the project, the community and each other.
All decisions and actions will be based on optimizing best-practices, maintaining data integrity, assuring safety, and upholding the highest standards of medical ethics and scientific quality.
We will be a world leader in community academic clinical research supporting medical innovation and care in Appalachia. To realize this vision, we will strive to:
- develop a new standard for scholarship in clinical research.
- nurture an environment of collaboration, creativity and professional development throughout the Marshall research community.
- foster a goal-oriented and balanced approach to research.
- advance effective strategic alliances.
- provide access to cutting edge healthcare opportunities to the underserved community.