Alliance for Multispecialty Research, LLC

Company Overview

The Alliance for Multispecialty Research (AMR) is a clinical research company of 17 of the most highly experienced clinical research centers in the U.S. Over the past 23 years, AMR centers have enrolled over 145,000 subjects and completed more than 9,500 Phase I-IV clinical trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas, including studies evaluating pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and bioequivalent/bioavailability.

AMR’s combined internal database of over 225,000 potential study volunteers, along with our physician databases of more than 1.3 million patients, allow us to perform detailed searches to promptly identify prospective subjects. Our proven experience, streamlined processes, and vast resources empower us to consistently meet or exceed study enrollment targets. We employ intentional strategies designed to optimize enrollment and retention, resulting in an average enrollment rate of more than 110%, and an average retention rate of more than 92% for general out-patient studies and more than 96% for vaccine-specific trials.

AMR offers flexible solutions tailored to each protocol’s unique requirements. We can coordinate multi-center studies through centralized processes, maximizing economies of scale and minimizing timeframes to best serve our clients by using single-point-of-contact communication and standardization of study budgets, contracts, payments, and source documents. Centralization results not only in shortened timelines and increased savings to our clients, but also enables sponsors and CROs to engage multiple centers simultaneously instead of dealing with each center on an individual basis. However, AMR also offers sponsors and CRO’s a direct-to-site option, allowing companies to contract directly with individual locations.

AMR Offers:
  • Over 400 years of combined clinical research experience across 20 different medical specialties
  • Expanded feasibility and protocol/study design consultation utilizing our expert team of 90 Principal Investigators and over 130 Sub-Investigators
  • A database of over 225,000 subjects who have expressed interest or previously participated in clinical research studies
  • The ability to recruit across a wide range of diverse populations
  • Feasibility and regulatory document submission within 48 hours
  • Master operating policies and guidelines, providing higher quality and more efficient services
  • The ability to use central or local IRBs, laboratories, and other vendors
  • Centralized internal marketing department to facilitate media buying and creation of traditional, non-traditional, social media and online advertising
  • Industry certifications and registrations such as Federal Wide Assurance numbers, GDUFA, and CLIA/CAP
  • Center-specific training including CFR, ICH/GCP, and HIPAA compliance
  • Centralized project management and quality assurance
  • Regularly scheduled meetings and teleconferences to confer on specific study details
  • Post-study debriefings
  • Continual education of staff and study volunteers
  • Extended visit hours / days to accommodate subjects’ schedules

Contact Information

Brenda S. Atchison, Executive Vice President of Client Relations
Missy MacPhail, Vice President of Business Development
Alliance for Multispecialty Research, LLC
Knoxville, TN 37920

AMR Locations

  • Center for Pharmaceutical Research
    1010 Carondelet Dr., Suite 426
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    O: 816.943.0770
    F: 816.942.3195
    President, General Manager, PI: John E. Ervin, MD, FACP, FACR
    Business Development: Jason Huntington |
  • Central Kentucky Research Associates
  • 3475 Richmond Rd., 3rd Floor
    Lexington, KY 40509
    O: 859.264.8999 | F: 859.264.8799
    PI: Mark Adams, MD
    PI: James L. Borders, MD
    President, General Manager: Deborah Dyer, RN, BSN
    Business Development: Tracy Hudson |
  • Clinical Physiology Associates
  • 13670 Metropolis Ave., Suite 105
    Fort Myers, FL 33912
    O: 239.936.4421 | F: 239.936.2865
    PI: Pedro Ylisastigui, MD
    President, General Manager: Ken Aschom
    Director of Clinical Operations: Gina Morgan |
  • Clinical Research Associates of Tidewater
  • 400 Gresham Dr., 402 Med. Tower
    Norfolk, VA 23507
    O: 757.627.7446 | F: 757.624.1121
    PI: Duane G. Wombolt, MD, FACP
    President, General Manager: Edith Wombolt, RN |
  • Clinical Research Consortium – Arizona
  • 2737 W. Baseline Rd., Suite 19
    Tempe, AZ 85283
    O: 602.910.3343 | F: 480.779.1327
    PI: Corey Anderson, MD
    President, General Manager: Cody Towler
    Business Development: Dave Huggard |
  • Clinical Research Consortium – Nevada
  • 2110 E. Flamingo Rd., Suite 119
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    O: 702.545.6840 | F: 702.597.1596
    PI: Michael B. Jacobs, MD
    President, General Manager: Irene Palmer
    Business Development: Dave Huggard /
  • Clinical Research of South Florida
  • 370 Minorca Ave.
    Coral Gables, FL 33134
    O: 305.445.5637 | F: 305.445.5815
    President, General Manager, PI: Jeffrey B. Rosen, MD, FAAFP
    Vice President of Operations: Scott Rosen /
  • Coastal Clinical Research
  • 100 Memorial Hospital Dr., Annex Building, Suite 3B
    Mobile, AL 36608
    O: 251.414.1984 | F: 251.414.1985
    PI: Harry Studdard, MD
    President, General Manager: Kathy Welch, MPH, RD, CCRC
    Vice President of Operations: Lauren B. Garner, CCRC |
  • Heartland Research Associates
  • 1709 South Rock Rd.
    Wichita, KS 67207
    O: 316.689.6629 | F: 316.689.6690
    President, General Manager, PI: Terry L. Poling, MD
    PI: Terry D. Klein, MD
    PI: Thomas C. Klein, MD
    PI: Tracy R. Klein, MD
    Vice President of Operations: Cindy Thome, RN, BSN, CCRC |
  • New Orleans Center for Clinical Research
  • 2820 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    O: 504.821.8158, ext. 250 | F: 504.821.8343
    President, General Manager: William B. Smith, MD
    PI: Ramon Vargus, MD
    Vice President: Nyda Brook, JD
    Site Manager: Tim Haynes |
  • Volunteer Research Group
  • 1928 Alcoa Highway
    UT Medical Center, Suite B-107
    Knoxville, TN 37920
    O: 865.305.9100, ext. 246 | F: 865.305.8381
    President, General Manager, PI: William B. Smith, MD
    Vice President: Nyda Brook, JD
    Business Development: Amy Rushing |

AMR Affiliate Locations

  • Heartland Medical
    309 N. Broad Street
    New Tazewell, TN 37825
    O: 423.626.7297, ext. 2234 | F: 423.626.0275
    PI: Charles, DeBusk, MD
    Site Director: Cindy DeBusk
  • MediSphere Medical Research Center
  • 1401 Professional Blvd., Suite 100
    Evansville, IN 47714
    O: 812.471.4110 | F: 812.471.4275
    PI: Rupert Reyes, MD
    Chief Operating Officer: John Wathen

Contact Information

Brenda S. Atchison, Executive Vice President of Client Relations
Missy MacPhail, Vice President of Business Development
Alliance for Multispecialty Research, LLC
Knoxville, TN 37920

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