West Michigan Clinical Research Center

Center Information

Rochelle Copeland, MS, CRCP
Director of Research Operations
West Michigan Clinical Research Center
2093 Health Drive, Suite 201
Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 608-8730
(616) 261-4739

West Michigan Clinical Research Center

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Internal Medicine

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 70+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 3500+
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 30
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


West Michigan Clinical Research Center is a dedicated research site working with Gastroenterology Associates of Western Michigan under the direction of Dr. Allan Coates and Dr. David Tabor.

Our goal is to work with you. We understand that we are partnering with you to provide quality data. With qualified and certified research staff, targeted recruitment campaigns and dedicated doctors, we can provide quality, timely data.


West Michigan Clinical Research Center has conducted research trials in the following areas:

Crohn’s Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Constipation Predominant
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diarrhea Predominant
Opioid Induced Constipation
Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Celiac Disease
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Chronic Pancreatitis
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
H. Pylori
Idiopathic Gastroparesis
Diabetic Gastroparesis
Internal Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis C
Bowel Prep for Colon Cleansing
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Registry studies

A brief list of some of the Sponsors and CROs we have worked with over the years:

Quest Diagnostics
Salix Pharmaceuticals
Alvine Pharmaceuticals
Sanofi Aventis
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Celgene Corporation
Adare Pharmaceuticals
Stason Pharmaceuticals
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
Intercept Pharmaceuticals
ICON Clinical Research
INC Research
PRA Health Sciences

Our site is able to work with central IRBs, including:

Schulman IRB
Copernicus Group IRB
Quorum Review IRB
IntegReview IRB
Chesapeake IRB


  • -20° Freezer
  • Refrigerators
  • Fully-Equipped Laboratory
  • CLIA Waiver
  • Centrifuge
  • (6) Patient Examination Rooms
  • 12 lead EKG
  • FibroScan®
  • Dry Ice

For Monitors:

  • 20 minutes away from Gerald Ford International Airport
  • Numerous hotels and restaurants in a 5 mile radius of site
  • Minutes away from M6, US-131, and I-96
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Fax machine, printer, and scanner available
  • Dedicated room for monitors
  • Conference Room


Dr. Allan Coates has over 30 years of experience as a Gastroenterologist, and over 25 years of experience as a Principal Investigator.

Dr. David Tabor has over 10 years of experience as a Sub-Investigator.


Principal Investigator board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology with over 25 years of clinical research experience
Sub-Investigator board certified in internal medicine with 10 years of clinical research experience
Certified Clinical Research Coordinators
Dedicated Regulatory Specialist
Dedicated Recruitment team
Certified Phlebotomist on staff
Certified ECG technician on staff
ECG central reader experience
IATA certified staff
Bi-annual CITI training
Strict internal QA process and SOPS
RDC experience (Inform, Medidata, Rave, Oracle, Data Labs and more)
Electronic and IVRS patient diary experience

Contact Center

If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss clinical trials, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.