Eastern Carolina Women's Center

Center Information

Jeffrey A. Michelson, MD, PI
Principal Investigator
Eastern Carolina Women's Center
801 McCarthy Blvd
New Bern, NC 28562
252-633-3942 ext 317

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)


Eastern Carolina Women's Center is a busy Private Practice of 6 OB/GYNs and 1 GYN physicians located in New Bern, NC. We are the only women's health care specialist facility in a Tri-County area that serves primarily 102,000 people and secondarily 22,000.

ECWC maintains a prospective research subject database and draws patients from the community as well as from our physician referrals. The database is representative of the area demographic comprised of Caucasians, Hispanics, and African Americans.

Our Principle Investigator is a member of ACRP, is board certified in his specialty. We have three Certified Coordinator. Eastern Carolina is serviced by Carolina East Medical Center, listed among the Top 5 Hospitals in North Carolina. There are currently no other entities that are solely devoted to clinical research in Women’s Health, and we feel confident that we can provide an excellent source for pharmaceutical and device trials.


ECWC is rapidly building an excellent reputation for conducting trials in a timely and professional manner. Since May of 2002, we have completed more than 100 trials, and enrolling subjects for several more at this time.

Our experienced PI has also served as a Sub-Investigator in his private practice in Florida, where he completed 11 clinical trials. Our contracts have been with companies such as Novartis, Pharmacia, Pfizer, KV Pharmaceuticals, Warner Chilcott, Solvay, Glaxosmithkline, Berlex, Luitpold, Eli Lilly, Wyeth, Duramed/TEVA, Roche, Hormos, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ciphergen, Ortho-Clinical, Third Wave, Bayer, Noven, Amgen, and Takeda/3M.

The therapeutic areas in which our center conducts research are in women's health:

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccination
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Contraception
  • Vaginitis
  • STDs such as genital warts, HPV, and Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Clinical Devices
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Anemia
  • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Preeclampsia
  • Ovarian Tumors
  • Bleeding patterns
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Urinary Tract Infections


ECWC is an outpatient facility. We perform a full array of clinical and diagnostic procedures including bone density, ultrasound, endometrial biopsies, laparoscopies, etc. Our on-site laboratory has a CLIA Certificate of Accreditation and is staffed by three licensed lab techs. We are located on a main thoroughfare in New Bern, with easy access to major highways.


Principal Investigator

Jeffrey A. Michelson, MD, FACOG, PI
Completed 115 studies as Principal Investigator, 6 studies as Sub-Investigator
Currently enrolling patients in multiple studies as PI.


  • C. Lawrence Parker, MD, FACOG
  • Rob H. Patterson, JR., MD, FACOG
  • Kristi L. English Brown, MD, FACOG
  • Paige C. Moye, MD, FACOG
  • Jeremy M. Belch, MD, FACOG
  • Mandy K. Marshburn, DNP, CNM


Our patient population includes women of all ages, from teenagers to geriatrics. Ethnicity is primarily Caucasian and African Americans, with a smaller number of Hispanics. There is a wide spectrum of economic backgrounds, from welfare recipients to wealthy retirees. Because of this diversity, we are able to successfully recruit patients to meet varied study criteria.


We are able to use a central IRB.

Additional Contact Information

Clinical Research Supervisor
Amanda M. Wynne, BS, CCRC
Eastern Carolina Women's Center
801 McCarthy Blvd
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-633-3942 ext 261
Fax: 252-638-4682
Email: awynne@womensctr.com

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