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The MSHA Corporate Department of Research serves as the central office for multi-specialty research oversight in the Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) healthcare system which is composed of 14 hospitals and provides an integrated comprehensive continuum of care to people in 29 counties in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina. The MSHA Corporate Department of Research is located in Suite 45 of the 408 Office Building on the Johnson City Medical Center’s main campus. The research department had participated in several large-scale, industry-sponsored multi-center trials with subject retention at a nearly unheard of 100% rate.  Department received an excellent evaluation by sponsor’s auditors.


The research department provides support to investigators in collaborative industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies, funded and non-funded studies. 


Available services include:

  • facilitating review of confidentiality of agreements and clinical trial agreements
  • budget development/negotiations
  • regulatory submissions
  • appropriate collaborative arrangements between departments within the system
  • establishment of internal contracts
  • assistance with subject recruitment
  • education sessions/training

In addition, the research department is responsible for administrative functions required to manage projects (Class A), financial reconciliation of budgets, and maintaining regulatory compliance. Research Department receives support from CBO, Finance and the Legal Departments at Mountain States.

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