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Investigators

For investigators

The Novant Health Clinical Research staff works with dozens of local physicians who become investigators in clinical trials. These investigators represent the range of clinical specialties and practice settings, including Novant Health Medical Group physicians and physicians in independent practices. Affiliated investigators have access to the full resources of Novant Health Clinical Research.

Enrolling a patient
Please contact Novant Health Clinical Research at NHClinicalResearch@novanthealth.org or 336-718-5810 to learn about our open clinical trials or to enroll a patient.

General research support and services
Our program offers full support to physicians interested in conducting inpatient or outpatient clinical trials for investigational drugs and devices. This includes consultant services for:

  • Budget workups
  • Contract negotiation
  • Protocol writing
  • Training

How to be an investigator
Current data reveal that about 7% of practicing physicians participate in clinical trials at some point during their career. However, a majority of these physicians participate in only one study, thus indicating a real hesitancy to participate in further studies. When queried about their hesitance, some comment that they felt unprepared, under-resourced and inadequately compensated. By taking advantage of the resources that Novant Health Clinical Research can offer, investigators can overcome these obstacles. Above all, we work to ensure that our affiliated investigators feel equipped, trained and qualified as clinical investigators.

If you are interested in clinical research, please contact the Novant Health Clinical Research team at NHClinicalResearch@novanthealth.org or 336-718-5810.