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Marshall Clinical Research Center

Marshall Clinical Research Center

Mission

The Mission of the Marshall Clinical Research Center (MCRC) 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). Since its creation, the Clinical Research Center has provided development and support to dozens of clinical trials, improving treatment for hundreds of patients. 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 MCRC 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 MCRC 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 MCRC, Director of Clinical Informatics and support staff (all listed below).  The MCRC is located in the Charles H. McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute at Marshall University Medical Center in Cabell Huntington Hospital.


MCRC Services Offered

Marshall’s Clinical Research Center (MCRC) has been instrumental in granting patient access to nationally sought-after clinical trial programs.

Comprehensive services including trial discovery, contracting, regulatory, site qualification and initiation, faster screening and potential subject identification using the ACTSI data warehouse, patient visits, agency monitoring, data entry, documentation and study closeout are provided for each study under one roof.

Guiding Principles

  • Long Term Engagement 
    • Research Investigators are our long-term partners. The MCRC Seeks to build a lasting partnership with all of the researchers at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. 
  • Mutual Benefit
    • The MCRC 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.
  • Professionalism 
    • The MCRC staff will work together with humility, candor, and mutual respect for expertise and cultural differences when communicating with researchers and community members. 
  • Shared Responsibility 
    • All Partners have obligations towards the patients, the project, the community and each other. 
  • Integrity 
    • 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. 

Vision

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.

Uma Sundaram, MD

Vice DeanOffice of Research & Graduate Education
Chairman, Department of Clinical & Translational Science
sundaramu@marshall.edu

 

Dr. Usha Murughiyan

Medical Director for Clinical Trials 
murughiyan@marshall.edu

Robin Ashford, Pharm D
Coordinator
(304) 691-1082
ashford@marshall.edu

Kristina Childers
Nurse Practitioner
304-691-6817
kyle5@marshall.edu

Mary Beth Cordle, MS, Quality
Officer
(304) 691-1081
cordlem@marshall.edu

Rong Fan
Executive Administrative Assistant
Rong.fan@marshall.edu
Phone: (304) 691-1841

Nicole Finley
Coordinator
finley18@marshall.edu

Linda Morgan, RN
Coordinator
(304) 691-1213
lsmorgan@marshall.edu

Sara Runyon
Coordinator
ross35@marshall.edu

Mallori Scarberry
Coordinator
304-691-5393
walker257@marshall.edu

Scott Wiley, BA
Coordinator
(304) 691-1577
wiley51@marshall.edu

Rachael Wyant
Administrative Assistant to Vice Dean
wyant18@marshall.edu
Phone: (304) 691-1836