Our Mission: To provide our community with the most novel and highest quality research medicines while remaining an efficient and dedicated
leader in the pharmaceutical research industry.
Our Vision: We will continue to serve the community as we improve and enhance the quality of life. We will remain a pioneer in the field of
innovative and exciting new medical treatments while managing safe and controlled research studies of pharmaceutical therapies.
OWNER & FOUNDER
Kathy M. Welch, MPH, RD, CCRC President
Kathy M. Welch, serving as Founder and President of Coastal Clinical Research, Inc. has played a significant role in the growth and development
since the company’s inception in 1987. Receiving a Bachelor Degree in Science in 1981, her focus of study was in Nutrition and Foods. In 1986, Ms.
Welch graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters of Public Health. As a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, she
has managed and conducted over 250 clinical research trials in a wide range of specialties with most major pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Welch
handles all contracts and budgets exclusively allowing negotiations to be assembled and processed within 1-3 days. Professional Affiliations include:
Association of Clinical Research Pharmacology (ACRP), American Dietetic Association (ADA), and Drug Information Association (DIA).
Coastal Clinical Research’s headquarters is housed in 7,800 square foot modern facility with on-site laboratory capabilities. Our unique structure
includes a main office and an additional satellite site. CCR has 5 full-time clinical research coordinators with 5 coordinator assistants/recruiters with
over 57 years of combined research experience..
The Alliance for Multispecialty Research (AMR)
“The Non-SMO Solution”
CCR is the only Alabama site associated with the highly selective
organization The Alliance for Multispecialty Research (AMR). AMR is a
unique network of independently owned, geographically diverse, and
highly experienced Clinical Research Centers of Excellence. Chartered
as a formal organization in 1994, AMR Centers of Excellence provide
clinical trial services across a broad base of therapeutic areas to the
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Please
visit the AMR website at www.amrllc.com.