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Posted on 4/8/2013

HSC 2020 Strategic Plan Priority: Contribute to the health of West Virginians through leading edge research programs that distinguish WVU HSC

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –The West Virginia University Clinical and Pharmacological Research Center (CPRC) has been established to conduct clinical trials of medications being developed for use in the United States and elsewhere.

Dorian Williams, M.D., a board-certified family physician, a certified physician investigator and long-time member of the WVU School of Medicine faculty, serves as medical director of CPRC and is currently the interim director of the organization. CPRC will recruit volunteers from the Morgantown area and beyond to participate in testing of pharmaceuticals. “Our first priority is protecting the health and safety of research volunteers and making sure each volunteer is fully informed before participating,” Dr. Williams said.

The contract research organization, created by the WVU Research Corporation and the WVU Health Sciences Center, has already created 21 full-time jobs at its testing center on Chestnut Ridge Road in Morgantown. CPRC expects employ up to 60 part-time staff, mostly health professionals, who will conduct and monitor testing.

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