Clinical Trial Services

  • Phase I - IV Outpatient Facility
  • Limited Overnight Capabilities

Kathy Welch, M.P.H., R.D.

President/General Manager

In 1987, Kathy Welch founded the first freestanding research site in the state of Alabama, Coastal Clinical Research, in Mobile. Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree, with focus of study in Nutrition and Foods, in 1981. In 1986, Kathy graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Master’s in Public Health. She has been involved in over 700 clinical trials since the inception of CCR. Kathy continues to play a significant role in the development and growth of CCR.

Coastal Clinical Research

Coastal Clinical Research’s headquarters is housed in 7,800 square-foot modern facility with on-site laboratory capabilities. CCR has five full-time clinical research coordinators and five coordinator assistants/recruiters with over 57 years of combined research experience. CCR has the ability to perform procedurally difficult trials and can successfully recruit special populations. Major indication of specialties include: smoking, vaccines and obesity. CCR has the ability to perform cystoscopy and TRUS biopsies on site.

I’ve been doing this job for 18 years and have met with literally thousands of customers. After all that, today was the single best customer visit I’ve ever had! I had high expectations going into the meeting today but you absolutely blew my expectations away. The combination of the incredible capacity and performance in clinical trials combined with your hospitality made this the absolute perfect day at work for me.

Regional Scientific Director, Major Pharma

Capabilities List

  • Founded in 1987
  • Located in Mobile, AL
  • Conducted 700+ Phase I –IV trials
  • Patient database of 27,000+
  • Onsite overnight capability: 4 beds
  • Outpatient Unit with 8 exam rooms
  • Maintains: FWA,GDUFA, Schedule II–IV License, IBC, CLIA Waiver, Biosafety Level 2
  • Ability to perform cystoscopy, TRUS

Equipment List

  • CT/PET Scanning
  • DEXA Scanning
  • EEG
  • EMG
  • Radiology
  • Sonography
  • Spirometry
  • Treadmills
  • Ultrasound