Clinical Trials & Research at Baptist

Research is an important aspect of the health care industry. Baptist Memorial Health Care conducts in-depth research in many areas to help determine the safety and effectiveness of new treatments and medications.

Baptist Clinical Research Institute

The Baptist Clinical Research Institute is a hospital-based research center that conducts patient studies called clinical trials (research protocols) to help develop leading-edge medical care for patients.

Areas of Research:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac/vascular surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Emergency medicine

For More Information, Contact:

Ropo Sanvee, Senior Clinical Trials Operations Manager

Baptist Cancer Center Clinical Trials

The Baptist Cancer Center conducts clinical trials to ensure the advancement of our research efforts to help expand and improve our approach to cancer treatment. The cancer clinical trials cover a variety of cancers including breast oncology, head and neck oncology, experimental therapeutics program and malignant hematology program.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation-Institutional Review Board (BMHCC-IRB) is a committee of physicians, statisticians, researchers, community advocates and others that ensures a clinical trial is ethical and the rights of study participants are protected.

By federal regulation, all clinical trials in the U.S. must be approved by an IRB before they begin. At Baptist, the IRB initially approves and periodically reviews the research in order to protect the rights of human participants.

All research studies performed using any Baptist facility must be reviewed by the BMHCC-IRB. All research proposals must be submitted to the IRB two (2) weeks prior to the next scheduled meeting (see schedule below). Four (4) weeks prior to study expiration date is suggested for renewals. Please download the appropriate documents for your submission.

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

Applications and Forms


IRB Members

Submission Deadline & Meeting Dates

Submission Deadline Meeting Date
June 7, 2017 June 22, 2017
June 28, 2017 July 13, 2017
July 12, 2017 July 27, 2017
July 26, 2017 August 10, 2017
August 9, 2017 August 24, 2017
August 23, 2017 September 14, 2017
September 13, 2017 September 28, 2017
September 27, 2017 October 12, 2017
October 11, 2017 October 26, 2017
November 1, 2017 November 16, 2017
December 6, 2017 December 21, 2017

Deadline for all submissions is two (2) weeks prior to the next scheduled IRB meeting. All submissions are due by 4:30 p.m. (CST) on the deadline date. Four (4) weeks prior to study expiration date is suggested for renewals.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Institutional
Review Board

For information regarding possible trials, please contact the BMHCC Institutional Review Board:

6025 Walnut Grove Road
Suite 404
Memphis, TN 38120

Fax: 901‑226‑1680