Novant Health Clinical Research was established in 2001 and represents a unique model for conducting and managing research. We have an integrated network of geographically dispersed physicians and research team who offer extensive clinical research experience. Our cardiovascular clinical trial management services are cost-effective and comprehensive.

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The Novant Health Clinical Research team includes clinical research coordinators, regulatory professionals, and support and management professionals in a variety of locations. Members of our team are certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, with the current director holding a certified clinical research coordinator certification.


Novant Health Clinical Research is overseen by an institutional review board (IRB) of record at each of its main medical centers. A medical center’s review board may defer review to external IRBs on a case-by-case basis.


Novant Health Clinical Research investigators have conducted hundreds of drug and device studies in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • IBS gout
  • Arrhythmia
  • DVT/PE treatment and prophylaxis
  • Infectious disease including:
    • CAP, HAP
    • HIV
    • Bacteremia
    • Influenza
    • CSSI
    • HCV
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac/vascular, including:
    • ACS
    • DES
    • PFO
    • Cardiac CT and IVUS
    • CHF
  • Carotid artery disease/occlusion
  • PAD
  • Long-term sedation
  • General surgery
  • Oncology

Previous research sponsor-partners include: Amgen, Pfizer, Cubist, Canyon, Forest Labs, Sanofi-Aventis, Amplatzer, Abbott, Invatec, Merck, Possis, Roche, Idev, Takeda, Trivascular, Abiomed, Medtronic, GSK, Astra-Zeneca, Baxter, Bayer, Berlex, Atrium, CVRx, J J, GE Healthcare, Hospira, Lifecell, SJM, Eli Lilly, TriAciv, Volcano, Wyeth and others.

Previous contract research organization partners include: PPDI, Quintiles, Covance, Parexel, HCRI, DCRI, J Tyson, Global Research, Global Clinical Trial Operations, RCRI, Clinametrix, Weststat, Scimetrica, Symbios, TIMI, Paragon, MBS and others.