Principal Investigator (PI) Capabilities

  • Noninvasive cardiovascular and hemodynamic core laboratory
  • An analytical and protein profiling laboratory
  • Ultrasound core laboratory
  • Biostatistical and data management core
  • Research Centers in Minority Institutions Translational Research Network
  • Bioinformatics- Informatics To Integrate Biology at the Bedside (I2B2), Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) and Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for Learning Health System (SCILHS), Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)
  • Nursing core
  • Pediatrics
  • Recruitment/Retention core responsible for all study participant enrollment activities. Recruitment may involve the use of the Morehouse School of Medicine Clinical Research Mobile Unit which is a 30 ft. self-contained, handicap accessible, mobile research facility that can be used to conduct clinical research. The vehicle makes it easier for MSM Investigators to include community members in research and reach more diverse populations.
  • Bionutrition core with a fully equipped kitchen for onsite study meal preparation

Service and Equipment:

  • ECG Machines
  • Spirometry, Peak Flow meters
  • Lab Drawing and processing equipment
  • LIMS system for specimen banking
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Microscope
  • Hemoglobin A1C testing
  • Calibrated Weigh Scales (Analog and Digital)
  • IV infusion capability
  • Certified Sleep Labs (4 beds)
  • Comfortable patient waiting area
  • Private, well-equipped examination rooms
  • Room outfitted for minor surgical procedures;
  • Seven bed unit to facilitate overnight studies
  • Temperature Controlled, Locked, Drug Storage
  • -80°C freezers in a temperature controlled unit with continuous security monitored cameras


Staff consists of the Medical Director, Principal Investigators, Research Nurse Practitioner, Bio-nutritionist, RNs, LPNs, Lab Technician, Ultrasound Technician, Research Coordinators, Research Associates, Research Advocate, Biosafety Officer, Regulatory Officers and supporting staff.

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Studies Actively Enrolling

14V-MC-KHAA A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Phase 3 Study of Baricitinib in Patients with COVID-19 Infection Priscilla Pemu,  MD

Sharion Smith

Olusola Gbinigie

  Jan 2020 Actively Recruiting
MSM COVID-19 Risk Study  MSM-COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Sickle Cell Trait Carriers & Disparity Associated Factors


Thomas Adamkiewicz. MD

Herman Taylor.MD 

Jan Morgan-Billingslea    June 2021 Actively Recruiting
All of Us All of Us Research Program is a historic, longitudinal effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. Through this Program, researchers will have information to better understand health and disease and speed up medical breakthroughs. By understanding individual differences in people's health, neighborhood, family and lifestyle, researchers will be able to speed up medical breakthroughs and make progress toward delivering precision medicine. Priscilla Pemu, MD E.I. Orlorundare, MD   6/4/2018 6/3/2023 Actively Enrolling