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.


The Baptist Clinical Research Institute is a hospital-based, multi-disciplinary entity that facilitates research throughout the Baptist Memorial Health Care system, its hospitals and affiliates. The BCRI conducts patient studies to help develop leading-edge medical care for patients.

The primary areas of research at the BCRI are:

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

Learn more about research

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) & Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Baptist Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established to review and approve research involving human subjects. 

The purpose of the IRB is to ensure that all human subject research be conducted in a way that meets or exceeds all federal, institutional, and ethical guidelines. 

The overarching mission of the IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of research participants.

Approval from the IRB is required for all research involving human subjects, be it conducted at Baptist or by an affiliated institution.

Learn more about IRB