Research for Medical Professionals

The Office of Human Research at Memorial Healthcare System is dedicated to providing physicians with the necessary tools, resources and training to make it easy for them to participate in the research enterprise, including the ability to conduct their own research studies at Memorial.

See our Clinical Trials

The Office of Human Research supports Memorial-employed physicians and researchers in a variety of research endeavors including:

  • Investigator-initiated research
  • Pharmaceutical trials
  • Studies written by the physician

From offering templates on how to write a protocol to the project management and oversight of the study itself, the Office of Human Research makes the research process turnkey for investigators.

We offer the following services and resources to Memorial-employed physicians and researchers only:

  • Investigator-initiated research consultation services
  • Education and researcher training
  • Quality and safety management
  • Project management
  • Study monitoring service
  • Audit assistance
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Additional services (including biostatistical support and regulatory oversight)

Contact Us

Interested in learning how you can participate in a clinical trial at Memorial? Complete our online form or call 954-265-1847.

About Us

The Office of Human Research at Memorial Healthcare System was founded in September 2011 to centralize and oversee the research efforts at Memorial. Since then, the Office of Human Research has developed a comprehensive infrastructure for research studies at Memorial and is promoting research to improve patient care by testing the effectiveness of various medications and devices.

We assist investigators, research coordinators and other team members throughout the course of a research project, from the study's inception to close out.

By providing the necessary infrastructure to Memorial researchers, including education, training and support, we conduct clinical studies in a way that promotes safely, ethically, efficiently and cost effectively.

Our vision is to offer a clinical trial to any patient who walks through our doors and to support any physician who wants to perform research within the Memorial Healthcare System.

With more than 26 full-time employees, our department oversees research in more than 120 active, federal and industry-funded studies across the Memorial Healthcare System in such areas as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Endocrinology
  • Oncology (including breast, lung, head and neck, gastro-intestinal, gynecological, hematological, melanoma, sarcoma and glioblastoma studies)

With the support of the Office of Human Research, Memorial investigators have participated in studies of several drugs for various indications, some of which have since garnered FDA approval. These include:

  • Bevacizumab (Avastin)
  • Crizotinib (Xalkori)
  • Everolimus (Afinitor)
  • Ipilimumab (Yervoy)
  • Lapatinib (Tykerb)
  • Pertuzumab (Perjeta)
  • TDM-1 (Kadcyla)