Every clinical trial in the U.S. must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits. An IRB is an independent committee of physicians, statisticians, community advocates and others to ensure that a clinical trial is ethical and the rights of study participants are protected. All institutions that conduct or support biomedical research involving people must, by federal regulation, have an IRB that initially approves and periodically reviews the research.

More than Clinical Research

Our research group is strengthened by Encore Borland Groover’s ability to provide radiologic, endoscopic and infusion services on-site at our facility. We have experience in other areas of health care, including anesthesia, women’s health, allergy, device, radiology, nutrition and immunology. Many of our research projects have been presented nationally and internationally such as at the American College of Gastroenterology and at Digestive Disease Week.

CEO of Borland Groover

Dr. Kyle Etzkorn M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.I.

Dr. Etzkorn joined Borland Groover in 1996, having a special interest in the advancement of therapeutic endoscopy and the management of liver diseases.

CEO of Jacksonville Center for Research

Dr. Michael Koren, MD

Dr. Koren’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet.

Research Director of EBGCR

Dr. Bharat Misra, MD

Dr. Misra was the class valedictorian in his high school and in college got the highest marks in chemistry and biology.

Chief of Operations EBGCR

Cynthia Buda BSN, RN CCRC

Cynthia g is the Co-Founder of the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research and has worked over 36 years in clinical research operations for ENCORE Research.