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  • MSCR and BSCR Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Fisher

      When did you graduate? What was your major?  My major was Clinical Research.  I completed both the BSCR (2009) and MSCR (2012) programs.   Where do you live currently?  Raleigh-Durham, NC area   Where are you currently working?  I started as an intern at Quintiles… [Continue Reading Article]


  • Tough Mudder Run

    Team CLNR unite! The next high-intensity, obstacle course run is on Saturday, November 5th just outside of Charlotte in Mount Pleasant, NC. We are still recruiting teammates for the “Tough Mudder” run to tackle all of the team-based obstacles! Please contact Dr. Jiroutek ASAP if… [Continue Reading Article]


  • Student Spotlight: Megan Taylor

    Student Spotlight: Megan Taylor, BSCR Graduate, PharmD/MSCR Candidate     We welcome Ms. Megan Taylor to the Department of Clinical Research as our new Graduate Assistant! Read all about Megan and her passion for clinical research below!   Where are you originally from?   I… [Continue Reading Article]


  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carter, Associate Professor of Clinical Research

        Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carter, Associate Professor of Clinical Research     Where are you originally from? I was born in Kenmore, which is located in Western New York between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, close to Canada. I grew up with 6 brothers and… [Continue Reading Article]


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Clinical research is defined as the study of a drug, biologic, or device in human subjects with the intent to discover potential beneficial effects and/or determine its safety and efficacy. This may also be referred to as a clinical study or clinical investigation. It is the systematic measures used to assess safety & efficacy of new medicines. Clinical research professionals compare the new treatment under evaluation with a placebo or the previous standard treatment.

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Meet Our Faculty

COL (RET) William Pickard

COL (RET) William Pickard

Chair, Department of Clinical Research
Associate Professor of Clinical Research
Julie Smith-Hamilton

Dr. Michael Jiroutek

Assistant Professor of Clinical Research
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Ronnie Chapman

Dr. Beth Sutton

Assistant Professor of Clinical Research
Dr. Michael Jiroutek

Dr. Melissa Holland

Assistant Professor of Clinical Research
Dual Degree Student Advisor, Pharm.D./MSCR Program