The Clinical Research Office (CRO) at PHSU furthers the missions of the Ponce Research Institute (PRI) of ongoing research in the basic, behavioral, public health and clinical sciences by making a difference in solving health disparities through groundbreaking, innovative and relevant research that has a global impact in health care.
The CRO provides high-level guidance and operations in the process of clinical research. The CRO enhances the excellence, scope, and efficiency of research efforts by facilitating and integrating research activities and by welcoming the pharma industry to access investigator and faculty experts in diverse therapeutic areas in Puerto Rico.
The CRO provides sponsors with access to Puerto Rico’s premier medical researchers with large and varied patient populations, a portal to experienced investigators, faculty, and research teams, dedicated, qualified staff and a centralized point of contact responsible for the development of the industry research needs from a prestigious educational and medical institution.
The CRO provides a unique experience to sponsors and investigators housed under one organization. An important goal of our team is to establish a productive relationship with industry by understanding the sponsors’ goals, timelines and providing an effective centralized contract process for timely execution.