Clinical trials & research

Innovative care from discoveries through research

We are devoted to providing you and your family with the best medical treatments and medication possible.The research conducted at Novant Health enables us to serve our community with innovative treatments and progressive healthcare before it is widely available.

Clinical trials

Our clinical research team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals that will ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable experience. The process of every clinical trial depends on the type of trial you are interested in, and each trial varies in length. Some studies may last a few weeks; others may last months, even years. Our research team will work closely with you so that you understand the time investments that will be required of you and answer any questions before you agree to participate.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires all institutions conducting research create an ethics board or Institutional Review Board to govern the research done at their institution. Novant Health has an IRB that works hard to not only meet government regulations, but to instill the best quality service possible while partnering with our patients and healthcare professionals to make the future of healthcare the best it can possibly be. For more information on our IRB, please visit

Novant Health Clinical Trials

Novant Health offers various clinical trials in a number of medical fields, most often involving cancer and heart and vascular issues.

For more information on Novant Health's clinical trials, visit the clinical trials and research section of our main website.

Examples of clinical trials currently at Novant Health

  • GLAGOV: Global assessment of plaque regression for coronary artery disease
  • ENDOMAX: Endovascular interventions with Angiomax for heart disease
  • CTSU N107C: Brain mets (1‐4): post surgical SRS vs WBRT (credentialed at PHC for brain cancer
  • RTOG 1203: Post‐op endometrial or cervical cancer: doctor choice if chemo or not. IMRT vs 3D CRT.