Discovering new ways to care for our patients.

At Palmetto Health, our Research Division enables us to provide more treatment options for our patients, as well as stay at the forefront of new 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.orgAAHRPP Full Accreditation

The mission of our 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 Palmetto Health’s two IRBs, which are responsible for the oversight of research conducted on patients.
  • Research Compliance – ensures compliance of Palmetto 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/download The Research Insider

View the Research Code of Ethics

The South Carolina Research Studies Directory at is designed specifically to help people locate research studies in which to participate. Click here to browse and search for current and upcoming studies.