UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Clinical Research

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The Clinical Research Concierge provides assistance to (a) investigators with little or no clinical research experience and (b) for projects that may or may not have funding or a protocol in place for newly approved or in-progress clinical and translational research studies.


  • Developing new study designs and reviewing proposed study designs
  • Identifying qualified clinical collaborators and research resources
  • Preparation of IRB and other regulatory documents (safety monitoring plans and interim reports)
  • Navigation through the IRB approval process
  • Training on accessing and using the UNC Clinical and Translational Research Center
  • Development of study-related materials (consent forms, recruitment materials, case report forms)
  • Assistance with writing the human subjects section of grant applications
  • Problem solving for issues such as subject recruitment strategies, compliance, and data safety monitoring



Leslie Fischer, PhD, Clinical Research Concierge

Research Assistant Professor
Department of  Nutrition 
T: (919) 408-3320

Service Request Form
To request clinical research concierge services, please complete the online service request form.

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