Research Center Profile:
Baylor Research Institute
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Baylor Research Institute Mission Statement:
To improve the medical care and well-being of our community--
nationally and internationally-- through innovative, clinically
relevant research that is consistent with the mission, vision and
values of Baylor Health Care System.
Established in 1984, Baylor Research Institute (BRI), an
affiliate of Baylor Health Care System, has a network of over 3,000
board-certified physicians including approximately 250 active
clinical research investigators, experienced in both drug and
device studies. Serving more than 800,000 people at medical centers
in Dallas, Fort Worth, Garland, Grapevine, Irving, Plano and
Waxahachie, Baylor Health Care System offers a large and diverse
pool of potential research participants.
As a leading clinical research institution, Baylor Research
Institute offers our community the opportunity to participate in
research trials across a wide spectrum of medical specialties,
- Asthma/pulmonary disease
- Heart/vascular disease
- Infectious disease
- Metabolic disease
- Weight management
Through clinical research, investigators achieve advances in medicine and bring potential innovative therapies to patients at Baylor Health Care System facilities.
Baylor Health Care System recruits leading physicians and scientists to enhance its scientific base and provide advanced patient therapies. Research keeps physicians on the forefront of medical knowledge. Investigators at Baylor Research Institute publish research findings in top-tier medical journals, such as Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, Transplantation and Lancet. Baylor Health Care System also publishes Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, a quarterly research journal detailing research and clinical activities at Baylor.
The institute staffs approximately 280 employees, including researchers, laboratory assistants and research coordinators. Michael Ramsay, M.D., serves as president of the Baylor Research Institute, and Bernard Brigonnet is chief operating officer.
The following medical centers, labs and facilities participate in research through Baylor Research Institute:
- Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute
- Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth
- Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
- Baylor Endocrine Center
- Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute
- Baylor Institute for Immunology Research
- Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
- Baylor Martha Foster Lung Care Cener
- Baylor Medical Center at Garland
- Baylor Medical Center at Irving
- Baylor Medical Center at Southwest Fort Worth
- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
- Baylor Specialty Hospital
- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
- George Truett James Orthopaedics Institute
- GI Cancer Research Laboratory
- Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement
- Kimberly H. Courtwright and Joseph W. Summers Institute of Metabolic Disease
- Our Children's House at Baylor
- Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center
- THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano
Baylor Research Institute supports approximately 250 active clinical trials investigators, experienced in both drug and device studies. Our Investigators specialize in the areas of cardiology, bone marrow transplant, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hepatology, immunology, interventional radiology, metabolic disease, obstetrics/neonatology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, solid organ transplants and urology.
Baylor Research Institute employs more than 60 clinical research professionals in positions including research nurse, clinical research coordinator and clinical research assistant. More than half of the research nurses and coordinators are Certified Clinical Research Coordinators. The research staff assists Baylor Health Care System investigators with coordinating and managing administrative and clinical aspects of investigational drug, device and other research trials. The research staff has experience managing Phase I through Phase IV clinical trials and is thoroughly educated in federal regulations and institutional policies.
Baylor Research Institute received Full Accreditation from AAHRPP in December of 2003 and has received reaccreditation twice, in 2006 and 2009. The Office of Research Subject Protection at BRI has responsibility for the three Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), two of which meet monthly and the third which manages expedited and exempt studies. Approximately 730 active research projects involving human subjects are being conducted under the auspices of the IRBs at Baylor Research Institute.
If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical
trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from
the research center will then follow up with you.