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Asheville Medical Research & Education Corporation (AMREC) is a Non-Profit Organization created to advance medical research & educational activities at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC.  Our main focus is be a flexible spending mechanism for Veterans Affairs Medical Research & Education.  AMREC's research studies are mainly Pharma Company Studies in multiple disciplines to include, Mental Health, Oncology, Neurology, Urology, Cardiology, Cardio/Thoracic Surgery, Infectious Disease, Pain, Endocrinology and Pulmonary.  We currently have 20 trials underway which include, CSP, home grown, and pharma studies.  40+ providers have PI experience as well as a team of Clinical Research Coordinators with a combined history of coordinating 150+ trials.  Over 44,000 veterans receive care here with outpatient visits exceeding 65,000 and have had 4000 inpatient admissions this year. 

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Demographic Data

  • SITE INFORMATION 
  • Start year clinical research1964
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesDrugs, Medical Devices, Vaccines
  • PopulationsAdult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • SPECIFIC SITE INFORMATION 
  • Type of siteHospital
  • # of employees involved in research50+
  • # of investigators40+
  • Number of studies last year12
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS
  • REGULATORY INFORMATION 
  • Contact for regulatory documentsShayma Khalil, Research & Development Service Admi
  • Regulatory phone number(828) 299-5909
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents60
  • Type of IRB used by this siteLocal
  • How often does your local IRB meet?Monthly
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
  • # days to turn around budget and contract30