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Research Center Profile:
McGuire Research Institute

Center Information

Franklin J. Zieve M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development
McGuire Research Institute
McGuire VA Medical Center

1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249
804-675-5139 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

The McGuire Research Institute is a non-profit organization associated with the Richmond Veterans Administration Medical Center--a 500-bed tertiary referral hospital. The Institute complements the care of patients by enhancing the intellectual viability of their clinics and offers new innovative treatment alternatives to their patients. In addition, McGuire Research Institute supports basic science investigator-initiated research.

Clinical Research Experience

The McGuire Research Institute supports investigators with faculty appointments who conduct inpatient and outpatient Pre-clinical, Phase I, II, III, and IV trials and outcomes research. MRI has an annual revenue of $3.5 million in privately funded (CRO, pharmaceutical and biotech companies) trials. Since incorporating in 1989 MRI has received over $70,000,000 in research funding. Currently 70 investigators are conducting 170 projects.

The McGuire Research Institute supports studies in a variety of therapeutic areas including:

  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol, Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Cardiology (interventional)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Hepatitis C
  • Advanced Liver Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Oncology (Lung and Prostate Cancer)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury

The McGuire Research Institute has worked with a variety of sponsors including, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer Healthcare, Eli Lilly, Glaxo, Amylin, Axio, Celgene, Covance, Gilead, Kendle, Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic, Merck, Novartis, Salix , Medpace, Pfizer, Quintiles, Roche, Schering-Plough and many others.

Facility Description

The McGuire Research Institute offers comprehensive research services including:

  • Experienced physician investigators and nurse coordinators with in-house resource support
  • Consultation in all medical and surgical specialties
  • Laboratory, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine support
  • A computerized Patient Data Management System that tracks research subjects and facilitates outcomes studies
  • Doing the little things like double checking addition on subject data forms to minimize sponsor site visit time
  • Careful assessment of our capabilities - we will not accept a study if we do not have the expertise or patients necessary
  • IRB meetings weekly

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