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Central Kentucky Research Associates, Inc 3475 Richmond Road, 3rd Floor
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
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Phone: 859-264-8999
Fax: 859-264-8799
Contact: Debbie Dyer, RN, BSN

Central Kentucky Research Associates, Inc


Central Kentucky Research Associates, Inc. (CKRA) is an independent, multi-specialty clinical research site located in Lexington, Kentucky. The ability to recruit evaluable patients rapidly, maintain high retention rates, and produce high-quality study results in a timely manner has earned Central Kentucky Research Associates, Inc. a sterling reputation as one of the nation's leading, independent clinical drug research facilities. This is affirmed by the fact that the company, which ranks in the top 10 percent of the nation's clinical trial sites in subject evaluability, has conducted trials (Phases I through IV) for every major drug company in the U.S. and many in Europe and Japan.

CKRA makes it possible for people to participate in clinical trials that can change the face of medicine. Founded in 1991 by Deborah Dyer, RN, BSN, and the late Jacqueline Smith, RN, BSN, CKRA was Kentucky's first independent clinical drug research facility and is also one of the few such facilities in the nation that is solely owned and operated by a woman who is not a physician.

CKRA has conducted over 500 Phase I, II, III, and IV clinical trials in the areas of:
  • Allergy
  • Addiction
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrine/Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurology
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Urology
  • Vaccines
  • Women's Health

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