Research Division

Prisma Health–Midlands

Discovering new ways to care for our patients

At Prisma Health, our Research Division enables our caregivers to provide more treatment options for our patients and to stay at the forefront of pharmaceutical and medical device development. We collaborate with a number of state and national research institutions while maintaining a close affiliation with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.


Contact us at 803-434-2884 or Research-Assist@PalmettoHealth.org

AAHRPP Full AccreditationThe mission of the Research Division is to improve the health and quality of life for all of the individuals we serve by providing:

  • Patients a supportive and safe environment to participate in cutting edge research.
  • Researchers with a framework of quality, compliant, and ethical services for the development, coordination and oversight of their research.
  • Sponsors the assurance that we’re a preferred partner in research.

Our Research Division is composed of:
  • Clinical Trials – provides clinical trial implementation at our facility and provides dedicated, professional study coordination and regulatory staff for physicians/investigators interested in conducting clinical trials.
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration – houses staff that coordinate Prisma Health’s two IRBs, which are responsible for the oversight of research conducted on patients.
  • Research Compliance – ensures compliance of Prisma Health to applicable federal, state, and local regulations related to research.
  • Resident Research – provides mentoring to young investigators, assisting with literature review, proposal development, data analysis and manuscript preparation.

View our Research Code of Ethics


The Research Insider

Read the latest edition of The Research Insider, the quarterly newsletter of the Prisma Health Research Division.

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Clinical Research Forum (CRF) meetings

The Prisma Health Research Division hosts bi-monthly meetings for those interested in clinical research, including investigators, research staff professionals and IRB members.

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