Clinical Research Center

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, M.D., MBBS, FRCP

The CRC is led by Dr. Sam Dagogo-Jack, and provides support services and staff that improve the quality and efficiency of the conduct of clinical research studies. It does this by standardizing operational procedures and educational requirements and by centrally scheduling research staff independent of clinic site location.

The CRC is committed to enhancing the environment to expand education, training, and mentoring of faculty, trainees, staff, and students to enhance knowledge and skills, promote career development, and serve as a "laboratory" to train the next generation of clinical and translational scientists. The CRC also strives to ensure appropriate access, availability of resources, integration with other services and enhances the quality and quantity of interdisciplinary clinical and translational research.

Clinical research activities at UTHSC and partner institutions and organizations are significant and have increased in scope and number over the last decade. These research activities encompass a strong group of funded clinical investigators with extensive infrastructure support.

The Mid South area has a wide variety of healthcare issues. Some of the conditions prevalent in the Mid-South include: hypertensive disorders, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity, heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, asthma, sickle cell disease, AIDS and significant issues with health disparities.

Investigators from St Jude Children's Research Hospital, The VA Medical Center, The Regional Medical Center (THE MED), Le Bonheur Children's Hospital utilize resources at the Clinical Research Center. Investigators from the Southern School of Optometry, The University of Memphis, and the Medical Education Research Institute have also utilized resources in the past. New and seasoned researchers participating in clinical and translational research in the fields of Neurology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Orthopedics, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Family Medicine, Physiology, Infectious Diseases, Genomics and Bioinformatics are all striving to find better treatments for a variety of healthcare problems.

Methodist University Hospital

Clinical Research Center
Methodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue
8th floor East Wing
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901-516-2212
Fax: 901-516-7013
Email: Bridgette Cain

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.