William B. Smith, MD, FACC
President and Principal Investigator
New Orleans Center for Clinical Research/Volunteer Research Group, LLC
1928 Alcoa Highway
UT Medical Center, , Suite 107
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9100 x 246
Over the past 35 years, NOCCR/VRG has enrolled approximately 26,000 volunteers in over 1500 Phase I-IV clinical studies in the following therapeutic areas:
Volunteer Research Group/New Orleans Center for Clinical Research is part of the Alliance for Multispecialty Research, LLC. AMR is is a nationwide company of 17 Clinical Research locations recognized as among the most experienced in the industry. AMR acknowledges the importance of multi-site coordination using our standardized processes. This allows us to maximize economies of scale and consistency in order to exceed Sponsor goals ahead of schedule and under budget.
William B. Smith, MD, FACC. Founder, President and Principal Investigator, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Nephrology, and Cardiology. He has been involved in over 1500 clinical trials. Dr. Smith is a frequent lecturer and author, publishing extensively in clinical and scientific journals.
Richard L. Gibson, MD, is a Principal Investigator and has been with NOCCR for 15 years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry, with an MPH in Tropical Medicine.
Nyda Brook, JD, Vice President and General Counsel has been with NOCCR since 1999. Prior to joining our team, she practiced healthcare law in New Orleans.
Sandra Gibson, RN, MBA, Operations Director, has been with NOCCR since 1999. Sandy is certified in Nephrology and Critical Care Nursing as well as clinical research coordination.
Volunteer Enrollment Services
Rapid Start-Up Services
While NOCCR is and has been open to working with a Central IRB, a majority of our studies are reviewed and followed by Crescent City IRB, a nonprofit local organization.
To provide the highest quality health care and most accurate research data, we will continually evaluate NOCCR based on the following: