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Erlanger Institute for Clinical Research

Our mission is to promote, support, and encourage clinical research!

The Erlanger Institute for Clinical Research (EICR) was created in 2013 to provide a platform of clinical research-related services for EHS-affiliated clinicians who are interested in, or have the opportunity to address their patient’s needs with novel solutions and approaches utilizing evolving new modalities and options through practical clinical research.

Among the services that we provide are:

  • Research coordinator availability
  • Site budget analysis/negotiation solutions
  • Assistance with start-up documents and IRB interactions
  • Other arising needs for funded clinical research efforts

EICR currently works with an expanding variety of international, national, regional, and local clinical trial sponsors to attempt to address some of these cutting-edge, novel, new opportunities for improved medical care delivery.

Contact us to learn how to become a sponsor, investigator, or participant

Erlanger Institute for Clinical Research
979 East 3rd Street, Suite B1203
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Hours: 8AM – 4PM

Lakina Campbell, MS, CCRP, Clinical Research Manager Lakina.Campbell@erlanger.org


Harry W. Severance, MD, Kevin M. Spiegel† "The Protocol-Provided Clinical Research Model as an Evolving Research Opportunity for Community-Based Hospitals and Health Care Facilities" Technology and Innovation, 2016; 17:211–217. Print

Harry W. Severance, MD Letter to the Editor in response to "The Research RVU (rRVU): In Search of a Methodology to Incentivize and Compensate Clinicians for Participation in Clinical Research Activities" Academic Medicine, 2016; 91:9–10. Print

Jeffrey D. Clinkscales, MD, Francis M. Fesmire, MD,†  Jacob R. Hennings, MD, Harry W. Severance, MD, David C. Seaberg, MD, and Nirav Patil "The Effect of Emergency Medicine Residents on Clinical Efficiency and Staffing Requirements" Academic Emergency Medicine, 2015; 23:78–82. Print

Whittle JS, Fesmire FM, Holcombe JM, Atherton J, Severance HW, Seaberg DC, UTCOM-Chattanooga/Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN; UT-Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN "Validation of the Erlanger Chest Pain Protocol" Ann Emerg Med, 2015;66(4s):S17

Andrew P. Ambrosy, MD, Robert J. Mentz, MD, Arun Krishnamoorthy, MD, Stephen J. Greene, MD, Harry W. Severance, MD "Identifying Barriers and Practical Solutions to Conducting Site-Based Research in North America: Exploring Acute Heart Failure Trials as a Case Study" Heart Failure Clinics, 2015; 11: 581–589. Print.

Harry W. Severance, MD  "Developing New Pathways for Clinical Research Through the Changing Environment of 21st Century Healthcare" Technology and Innovation 16 (2014) 167–170. Print

Joseph Boone Muhlestein, Viet Le, David Albert, Fidela Ll. Moreno, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Frank Yanowitz, Robert B. Vranian, Gregory W. Barsness, Charles F. Bethea, Harry W. Severance, Barry Ramo, John Pierce, Alejandro Barbagelata, Joseph Brent Muhlestein "Smartphone ECG for evaluation of STEMI: Results of the ST LEUIS Pilot Study" Journal of Electrocardiology In Press (2015). Print

Pamela S. Douglas, M.D., Udo Hoffmann, M.D., M.P.H., Manesh R. Patel, M.D., Daniel B. Mark, M.D., M.P.H., Hussein R. Al-Khalidi, Ph.D., Brendan Cavanaugh, M.D., Jason Cole, M.D., Rowena J. Dolor, M.D., Christopher B. Fordyce, M.D., Megan Huang, Ph.D., Muhammad Akram Khan, M.D., Andrzej S. Kosinski, Ph.D., Mitchell W. Krucoff, M.D., Vinay Malhotra, M.D., Michael H. Picard, M.D., James E. Udelson, M.D., Eric J. Velazquez, M.D., Eric Yow, M.S., Lawton S. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., and Kerry L. Lee, Ph.D. "Outcomes of Anatomical versus Functional Testing for Coronary Artery Disease" New England Journal of Medicine, 2015; 372: 1291–1300. Print

CLICK HERE to view all research and current clinical trials currently being conducted.