Advancing the future of health care.

Welcome to the Center for Research and Grants. Our clinical research opens doors to hope — changing lives and revealing possibilities that otherwise may never have been discovered. Research provides hospitals and patients access to new medical advances long before they are widely available. The creation of new knowledge and translation of the best evidence into practice is a crucial element of our organization’s strategic plan.

We have worked for many years to develop programs and implement processes that ensure a spirit of inquiry, culminating in the development of the VH CRG for Research and Grants in 2017. Consolidating all research and grant activities under one umbrella has created a collaborative body that furthers our organizational vision of becoming the national model for rural health and wellness, in support of the region we proudly call home. This strategic approach promotes a research and grants agenda designed not only to meet current and future medical needs, but also to anticipate future health care challenges and priorities.

Center for Research and Grants Goals:

  • Protect the public impacted by research and grants
  • Support a culture of inquiry
  • Facilitate excellence throughout the research and grant lifecycle

These numbers, updated annually, reflect ECU Health’s investment in health care solutions and hopes for future treatments and cures.


Total Active Studies


PI Initiated Studies


Clinical Trials

For Researchers

We have dedicated research staff across the ECU Health system to assist with all aspects of the research lifecycle.

Prospective Participants

Clinical research fuels the evolution of medical care — giving patients new hope and new answers.

Partnership Opportunities

Explore opportunities for internships, sponsorships and grants in our broad range of research activities.

Awards & Recognitions

Find updates and information that reflect our extraordinary commitment to the future of health care.