Clinical Research Recruiter
North Carolina Clinical Research
2615 Lake Drive, Suite 301
Raleigh, NC 27607
North Carolina Clinical Research (NCCR) is an independent, multi-therapeutic outpatient clinical research site located in Raleigh, North Carolina. NCCR has conducted Phase I, II, III and IV clinical trials in both children and adults since 1986. We have completed over 660 studies in a variety of therapeutic areas for many different pharmaceutical companies and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs). The NCCR facilities and staff are dedicated 100% to Clinical Research.
We believe it is our dedicated staff at NCCR that makes our facility stand out above the rest. Our hardworking, passionate, friendly crew makes studies placed at NCCR a positive experience for both the sponsor and the patient.
Advantages we offer at NCCR:
NCCR has been involved in clinical research since 1986. We focus on phase I, II, III, and IV research. We conduct research in the following areas:
We have worked previously with the following Sponsors and CROs:
NCCR’s facilities include the following:
Supporting our principal investigators in the completion of each study is a clinical research staff of more than 14 professionals including Sub-Investigators, Site Manager, Subject Recruiter, Regulatory Administrator, Clinical Research Coordinators, and Office Coordinator. Our team has over 265 combined years of Clinical Research experience.
Dr. Craig LaForce is the Medical Director of North Carolina Clinical Research.Dr. LaForce has served as the Principal Investigator for approximately 560 studies and a Sub-Investigator for a handful of trials as well. Dr. LaForce is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics. He is also a Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) and is a "hands on" Investigator (Click here for more information).
Dr. Karen Dunn is the Assistant Medical Director at NCCR and has served as either the PI or Sub-Investigator since 1988. Dr. Dunn is Board Certified in Allergy/ Immunology and Pediatrics and is also a Certified Physician Investigator (CPI).
Patti Becherer has been the Clinical Research Manager at NCCR since 1989. She has a B.S. in Nursing and is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC). Ms. Becherer has been involved in Clinical Research since 1986. As Site Manager she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of clinical trials at NCCR.
Our Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) are the key to the success of a study. The CRCs are responsible for the day-to-day progress of each study. Our CRCs are all trained professionals with a variety of medical and research backgrounds, including RNs, LPNs, Medical Assistants, EMT, Paramedics, CCRCs, etc. Together our 8 coordinators have an average of 15 years of experience in Clinical Research. Their qualifications include but are not limited to:
Jan Pochis has served as our Regulatory Administrator since 1997. Jan is responsible for all aspects of the regulatory filing and reporting in connection with our studies. Jan communicates with the IRBs and sponsors to assist in a smooth and timely turnaround of all regulatory documents.
Teresa Johnson is the Patient Recruiter at NCCR. As recruiter Teresa’s primary focus includes recruiting new patients to participate in clinical trials as well as matching previous patients with studies that meet both study and patient needs. Teresa has 22 years of experience in clinical research. Prior to her current position as recruiter she was Certified Clinical Research Coordinator at NCCR for 10 years.
Margaret Doherty, PA-C is the Physician Assistant with Certification since 2002. Ms. Doherty has served as a Sub-Investigator for NCCR since 2008. Prior to her current position she was the Assistant Clinical Research Manager for NCCR for 4 years, and a Clinical Research Coordinator for 3 years.