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Clinical Research Institute (CRI)

WakeMed is a Raleigh-based health system with well-established standards of excellence. Our mission, vision and values direct us to provide compassionate, safe, high-quality, value-based care to the community and region. We seek ways to advance our mission through innovation, technology and collaboration.

Contact Us

For more information on clinical research studies available at WakeMed Clinical Research Institute, please contact:

Diana Rhyne, Director of Clinical Research

Dr. Bill Lagarde, Medical Director

Efficiency & Quality Assurance

Efficiency and quality assurance are our driving forces, offering sponsors, CROs and research partners a streamlined approach to meet their needs. Because we are smaller than academically based systems, we provide personalized service and less bureaucracy. We offer:

  • Capability to host a central Institutional Review Board
  • Accelerated contract and budget development
  • Efficient regulatory document submission by our on-site study coordinators

We employ the highest ethical standards in all that we do. As your preferred clinical research partner, we pledge an unmatched experience that will ensure success.

A physician network dedicated to excellence

WakeMed has an established base of primary care and multi-specialty care providers in place. They are eager to contribute to the future of health care through study participation.

Adhering to the highest standards garners national recognition

Accredited by The Joint Commission, WakeMed Health & Hospitals has been recognized for its commitment to quality and safety, exceptional advanced care and leading outcomes. Many of our areas of expertise have received national accolades.

Access to diverse patient populations

Within our health and hospital system, WakeMed’s offers access to diverse populations through our comprehensive services:

  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Heart & Vascular Services
  • Brain and Spine Care
  • Orthopaedics
  • Women’s & Infant Services
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Trauma Services
  • Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology 
  • Additional Specialty Care Services
  • And many additional physician practices and specialty services