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Institute for Research & Innovation

Become an Investigator

Dr. ChitaleyA major strength of the MultiCare research program is the depth and breadth of MultiCare’s integrated health network. Due to this strength, we have:

  • Nearly limitless opportunities for research in multiple settings
  • Many inpatient and outpatient settings with both adult and pediatric populations
  • Among the top 3% of institutions nationwide regarding implementation of electronic health records (EPIC), allowing research in our system to be fully connected within all patient facilities


DISCOVER: Research Areas that our Investigators participate in and help coordinate

The MultiCare network is unique in the south Puget Sound region and includes three adult hospitals, one pediatric hospital, scores of outpatient clinics and over 460 employed physicians. Our staff also has 15 full-time, experienced coordinators and research assistants to include tenured registered nurses (RNs), five Medical Assistants, six certified clinical research coordinators, a full-time regulatory document specialist, a senior PharmD, and a research manager.


Dr. HuddlestoneSince 1983, MultiCare researchers have been conducting both inpatient and outpatient clinical trials (Phase II and III, as well as Phase I Oncology) in a wide range of therapeutic areas. We conduct both industry-sponsored research and our own investigator-initiated studies.

Officially recognized by sponsors for excellence in quality of study coordination and enrollment, members of the research staff have been invited to give presentations at investigator and coordinator meetings. This multidisciplinary group of investigators, research nurses and coordinators has collectively completed hundreds of clinical trials Phases I-IV, in a variety of therapeutic areas

Recognizing the importance of expedient study start-up, we are able to work with central IRBs and are committed to a swift contract and budget review. All budgets and contracts are reviewed concurrently with IRB review.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an investigator for the MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation, please contact Paul Amoroso at 253-403-5271 or by email: paul.amoroso@multicare.org.