About us

Cumberland Research Associates is a privately-owned, physician-driven research organization located in the heart of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

What We Do

Cumberland Research Associates is a privately-owned, physician-driven research organization located in the heart of Fayetteville, North Carolina. We contract with a variety of physicians in the community to serve as our investigators, allowing us to work in other therapeutic areas. Our participating physicians have many years of clinical trial experience in the fields of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Oncology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Sleep Disorders, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, and Urology. We utilize local and central Institutional Review Boards. Our commitment is to provide safe and effective healthcare to our clients, while providing sponsors with qualified patients.

Our site facilities include:

  • A designated lab area
  • Locked drug storage room (ambient and refrigerated medications) with temperature control maintained daily
  • Locked freezer storage with temperature control maintained daily
  • Spacious patient lounge with amenities
  • Access to FedEx, Airborne Express, UPS, Quest Diagnostics courier services
  • Conference room
  • 4 patient exam rooms
  • Coordinator workstations with internet access
  • Utilize Study Manager clinical trial software
  • Devoted CRA workstations with internet and phone access
  • Interpretive 12-Lead ECG
  • All diagnostic equipment is calibrated every 6 months





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Clinical Research Experience

The physicians and research associate staff of Cumberland Research Associates have developed considerable experience in Phase II, III, and IV pharmaceutical trials.

Our therapeutic specialties and areas of interest include the following:

BPH, Colon Preparation, COPD, Diabetes Mellitus, Crohns disease, Ulcerative Colitis,  Hyperlipidemia, Obesity and weight loss, Allergic disorders, Pulmonary disease, Infectious disease, Osteoporosis, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Functional bowel disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Chemoprevention studies, NSAID induced Gastric Ulcer healing/prevention, NASH and NAFLD, Erosive and Non-Erosive Esophagitis, Osteoarthritis, Insomnia, Oncology, Hematology and Chronic Liver Disease.

We have worked with the following sponsors: 

Abbott Laboratories, Acetlion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Alizyme Therapeutics Limited, Ardelyx Inc., Ark Pharmaceuticals, ARYx Therapeutics, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CB Fleet Company, Inc., Celgene Corporation, Cogentus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, Dark Canyon Laboratories, Eisai Inc., Elan Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Ethicon, Evoke Pharma Inc., Exact Sciences, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, First Horizon Pharmaceuticals, Forest Laboratories, Inc., Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Genfit SA, Gilead Sciences, Glaxo-Wellcome, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffman-La Roche, Idenix Pharmaceuticals, InKine Pharmaceuticals, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, McNeil, Metabolic Solutions Development Company, LLC, Norgine Ltd., Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacia Co., Procter and Gamble, Prometheus Therapeutics & Diagnostics, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough Co., Shire Pharmaceuticals, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Sucampo AG, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Tioga, Tobira Therapeutics,Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals.

We have worked with the following CRO’s: 

Chiltern International Ltd, The Covalent Group, Covance, ICON, MTRA/AAI International, Indenix Pharmaceuticals, Inveresk Research, Kendle International, Kforce, MDS Pharma, MedPace, Omnicare Clinical Research, PAREXEL, PPD, PRA International, Robarts, RPS,  and Quintiles.

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