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Get to Know Our AdventHealth Research Institute

Every innovation and new technology in health care is made possible through in-depth studies and clinical trials. At AdventHealth Research Institute locations across the AdventHealth network, we have more than 600 investigators and more than 500 clinical trials in progress at any given time. We’re home to over a dozen research areas and the Nicholson Center, and are part of the extensive AdventHealth network in Florida.

AdventHealth ranges from the Tampa Bay area in the west to the Daytona Beach area in the east. It includes 30 hospitals, more than 30 Centra Care urgent care centers, dozens of sports rehab and imaging centers and hundreds of physicians, ranging from primary care to a full spectrum of specialties.

AdventHealth Tampa

AdventHealth Tampa, one of the West Florida Division’s most robust campuses, has been serving the Hillsborough County community since 1966. The hospital brought many medical “firsts” to the area, and its research institutes are constantly working on new ways to treat, heal and cure.

Getting care at AdventHealth Tampa means access to the latest research studies, procedures, and technologies, including access to medical, surgical and device-related clinical trials that aren’t widely available.

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute, located at AdventHealth Tampa, is involved in numerous clinical trials in diverse areas such as stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, cardiovascular care, cancer and digestive health.

AdventHealth Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando, the Central Florida Division’s flagship campus, serves both as a community hospital and as a major tertiary referral hospital for the region, much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America. 

AdventHealth Orlando is a designated statutory teaching hospital and trains physicians from around the world on the newest technology and procedures. The system provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neurosciences, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs.

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All Clinical Research Areas

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High-quality clinical research with a goal to eradicate cancer
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Center for Academic Research Excellence
Data-driven research and the standardization of the research volunteer process
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Center for Nursing Research
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Center for Pancreas Research
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Critical Care
Our world-class team of researchers, clinical scientists and support staff is equipped to meet a wide array of research needs.
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Digestive Health and Surgery
Latest advanced techniques and procedural services available for the treatment of digestive disorders
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Global Robotics Institute
Care through minimally invasive surgery
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Heart, Lung and Vascular
Improvement of patient outcomes in areas such as heart disease, cardiac and vascular surgery, and preventive cardiology
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Infectious Disease
Our world-class team of researchers, clinical scientists and support staff is equipped to meet a wide array of research needs.
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INPRACTICE: Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN)
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Research aimed to further understand neurological disorders, such as stroke, brain tumors, and epilepsy
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Studies that improve the care and outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal disease
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Research and data analysis that improves clinical performance and care quality for pediatric health care
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Research in medication and various disease states
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Basic, clinical and translational research with the aim of improving outcomes for all surgical patients
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Translational Research
Innovative translational research that leads to discoveries and cures for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease
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Most current treatments in areas like abdominal organ transplants and advanced liver, heart, and lung disease
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Evidence-based care pathways that focus on whole-person care: the mind, body and spirit