Baptist Clinical Research Institute

BCRI Research

The Baptist Clinical Research Institute (BCRI), formerly known as the Baptist Clinical Research Center (BCRC), opened in 1989. The Institute has a reputation built on experience and dedication to the highest quality standards in research. BCRI conducts inpatient and outpatient phase I through IV clinical trials to assist in the development of innovative medical care for patients. Our solid base of experienced study management team combined with a strong vision for the future and dedicated investigators ensures an effective trial process.

BCRI staff works with physicians, pharmaceutical companies, the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Gynecologic Oncology Group and other research organizations to test original ideas, new medical equipment and technology, and medications.

Career Opportunities in Research

Clinical Trials

Study Name Status Disease Group
Abbott STI Hold - Recruiting again in January STI Specimen collection study
AEGIS II Recruiting Cardiology – Acute Coronary Syndrome
ANCHOR Recruiting Cardiology- Aortic Aneurysm
Baptist BestHealth Pilot Study Recruiting Nutrition and Well-Being
CONNECT-HF Recruiting Cardiology-Congestive Heart Failure
CREST-2 Recruiting Neurovascular Surgery-Carotid Artery Stenosis
DalGene Follow up (Closed to Accrual) Cardiac – Acute Coronary Syndrome
Evidera Recruiting January 2020 Cardiac – CHF Patients wear heart monitor to measure physical activity
Heart FID Recruiting Cardiac - Heart Failure w/ iron deficiency
Ipsen Follow up (Closed to Accrual) Podiatry – Bunions
Janssen Flu Recruiting Influenza - Inpatient
REFRESH II Recruiting AKI (Acute Kidney Injury)
RAPID Closed to Accrual Cardiology-Extracorporeal Bypass Procedure
Salvat Recruiting January 2020 Fungal Otitis Externa
Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium (SCDIC): Re-Hash Recruiting Hematology - Sickle Cell
Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis Study Recruiting Gastroenterology-Pancreatoduodenectomy
Titan Recruiting January 2020 Rhinosinusitis chronic
Vedanta Recruiting Recurrent C Diff
WEB-IT Closed to Accrual Neurology-Intercranial Aneurysm
XePOHCAS (Xenon Gas) Recruiting Cardiology – Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome
XIENCE 28 Recruiting Cardiac stent study
Zoll life vest Recruiting January 2020 Cardiac markers measured by wearing life vest

Saving Lives: The Latora Banks Story

Latora Banks was well into her pregnancy when she became very ill with COVID-19. After being admitted to Baptist Memorial Hospital, the team at Baptist Clinical Research Institute moved quickly to treat Latora with new trial medicines to save her life and ensure she would go home with her new baby girl.


Maggie DeBon, Ph.D.

Maggie DeBon, Ph.D. Maggie DeBon, Ph.D. serves as the Executive Director for the Baptist Clinical Research Institute. Before coming to Baptist in 2014, Dr. DeBon was a Professor of Preventive Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She has nearly 20 years of research funding from the NIH and several foundations. Maggie holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a subspecialty in Behavioral Medicine.

Contact Us

  • Baptist Clinical Research Institute

    6025 Walnut Grove Rd., Suite 500
    Memphis, TN 38120

Contact us electronically
For Operations/Billing/Budgets, call 901-226-0031
For Regulatory, call 901-226-2678
For Study Coordinator, call 901-226-1689
For Grants Manager, call 901-226-3874
For Pharmacy, call 901-226-1476