ABOUT CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Clinical Research Associates was founded by Linda Moore Schipani, RN, MSN, in
1990. Prior to founding Clinical Research, Schipani had a lengthy career in family and research medicine in the Metropolitan Nashville area. She has successfully ​supervised and conducted numerous research programs across a wide variety of therapeutic indications. Schipani also serves as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations. In 2013, Schipani was nominated for the Nashville Business Journal's 2013 Women of Influence. Forbes Magazine profiled Schipani and Clinical Research Associates and its 20+ year history of "bringing medical breakthroughs to market. Read the Forbes article here.


CRA Receives Top Industry Award

One of the world's largest clinical research organizations, INC Research, has granted a Clinical Research Site Award to Nashville-based Clinical Research Associates. For the second year in a row, Clinical Research Associates was named by INC as one of the top research sites in the world. In addition, CRA is                                                      a member of the INC Catalyst program. The                                                        Catalyst program is a select group of sites                                                          that INC has designated as a top vaccine                                                            research site worldwide. 


Our Leadership Team and Staff


Stephan C. Sharp, Medical Director
Dr. Sharp, board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology,

and hypertension, has been affiliated with Clinical Research

Associates since 1996. He received his medical degree from

the University of Tennessee and completed an endocrinology

fellowship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sharp serves as a consultant to multiple pharmaceutical

sponsors and professional societies where he is a frequently

requested guest lecturer.

Linda Moore Schipani, RN, MSN - President and CEO
Clinical Research Associates was founded under Ms. Schipani's direction in 1990 following her lengthy career in family and research medicine in the Metropolitan Nashville area. She has successfully supervised and conducted numerous research programs across a wide variety of therapeutic indications. Ms. Schipani also serves as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations.


What Sets Clinical Research Associates apart? 
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